Gambling Quotes from Popular People and Movies

Gambling Quote: Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.In the words of Paul Newman, money won is twice as sweet as money earned. This poignant line just about sums up the allure of gambling. These simple and powerful words explain our motivations when we log into a mobile casino, looking to experience that ‘high’ of winning.

We have gathered up the best quotes on the joys and frustrations of gambling.  We’ve thrown in some words of wisdom from professional players too, and some words to live by when you’re getting into the game.


On the joy of playing

“You know the best part of the best drug in the world isn’t the high. It’s the moment just before you take it. The dice are dancing on the table.  Between now and the time they stop, that’s the greatest high in the world.”Walter Abrams in Two for the Money


On staying focused during the game

“Declare your intentions and speak it out, shout it out, even yell it out until you believe it! Convince yourself you can do great things!”Daniel Negreanu, professional poker player

Negreanu had shared this daily habit of his on Instagram, along with a picture of his written intentions. It’s a bit like The Secret – positive thinking can increase happiness, health and wealth, or the law of attraction which states you can attract experiences with the frequency of your thoughts. The logic is a little far flung for me, but if it works for a professional player, it works for me.

How do I prepare for tourneys? By journaling my intention for the event daily. Also simple strategy notes

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On learning the game

“If you ain’t just a little scared when you enter a casino, you are either very rich or you haven’t studied the games enough.”Terence VP Pappy, seasoned casino writer

Here’s a tip for casual players at home. Preparation includes reading the casino’s terms and conditions before playing and finding the games with the highest payout percentages.

“Bond didn’t defend the practice. He simply maintained that the more effort and ingenuity you put into gambling, the more you took out.”Ian Fleming, author of James Bond’s Casino Royale

The practice that Ian Fleming refers to is the Roulette convention, which goes like this: the run of the wheel depends on the past history of each session and any peculiarities. Bond sat at the table for more than three hours, investing effort and dedication to the practice, before he won half a million francs in seven consecutive coups.

James Bond in Casino Royale

Daniel Craig as James Bond pulling his best poker face in the movie, Casino Royale


On dealing with lousy luck

“All my life I have rubbish hands and I have managed to turn them around. It’s what I am good at, and this is no different.”Dave ‘Devilfish’ Ulliot, professional poker player


On celebrating small wins

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Did you know that the quote “Winner, winner, chicken dinner” was popularised by casinos? Back in the day on the Vegas strip, every casino offered a $1.75 chicken dinner with potato and vegetables. A standard bet was $2; if you won a hand, you’d have enough to buy the dinner. On a more metaphorical level, the quote reminds you that sometimes it’s okay to win just enough to get yourself a meal. You’ll live to play another hand.


On strategy

“You don’t gamble to win. You gamble so you can gamble the next day.”English Bandleader and Violinist Bert Ambrose


On the rarity of jackpot winners

“In gambling, the many must lose in order that the few may win.”Popular saying
 You could argue that the jackpots are real and there are few incredibly lucky souls that become overnight millionaires. But remind yourself that that is the exception and there would always be only one or very few winners that emerge.


On knowing when’s the right time to call it quits (for the day at least)

“Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.”Baltasar Gracian Morale
“If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.”Chinese proverb
“It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one.”Novelist, Cara Bertoia
Fed up man flips table

This guy knows he’s done for the day.


On casinos and their house edge

“You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it.”Albert Einstein
 In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. In other words, the gambler is the fool one and the casino operator is the thief.


The reality of casinos

The reality of casinos: drive in and walk home.


On superstitions and lucky charms

“Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.”Humorist, R.E. Shay


Finally, some trash talk for your next gamble

“I’m not going to lose it. I’m going to gamble it.”Axel Freed in The Gambler

Katy Perry at a casino

About Victoria

Victoria is the team’s reviewer and critic. In her casino reviews and game reviews, you’ll find all the “specs” and exclusive playing strategies, plus screenshots and Youtube videos too! There’s no sugar-coating or boot-licking involved in her reviews; it’s all honest and (hopefully) helpful. For gamers, by gamers.

Victoria's Mobile Casino Blog Project

When Victoria started writing for Droid Slots, she had never played on a mobile slot in her life. Although it’s hard to believe given her current level of expertise, it’s been a steep learning curve for her, and the last few months have seen her wading through a whole new word of games and casinos. We hate to miss a great opportunity, as so had Victoria write about her experiences in her very own blogging section of the site. Our hope is that other players who are finding their feet can use Victoria’s discoveries as a guide to their own play. As the way she engages with casinos gets more sophisticated, so do her explanations of how to deal with the new experiences. If you’re a new player just starting out, or ever a seasoned player looking for a good read, Victoria’s blog project section is a  great place to look.

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