Funny Gambling Quotes All Gamblers Should See

Funny Gambling Quotes

There is often much wisdom in humor and although gambling is always a hard endeavor, be it Slots, Cards, Roulette, Sports or Horses or even Bingo, we can always find a bright side. And many gambling quotes remind us of that strange reality.

Some of the biggest things online gambling provides that few talk about are Hope, Employment, Entertainment value, and of course, a chance to actually win money.

As in, try to turn something (initial stake) into something plus something more (winnings).

Here are a handful of gambling quotes that are funny, insightful and can prompt self-reflection. Always remember to bet responsibly and remember why you are betting on a specific thing and try to keep what you are doing in proper context.

Quotes on Gambling Can Bring Needed Wisdom

Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher and his full name was Lucius Annaeus Seneca the Younger. The son of Seneca the Elder, he was born in Córdoba in Hispania in 4 BC and Seneca was raised in Rome where he was trained in Philosophy.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ―Seneca

Like many in Life and many in his time, Seneca got much of his wisdom from his father, a Roman knight who was born in Spain who was a famous writer and teacher in his day.

But in 65 AD, Seneca fell victim to the Pisonia conspiracy—the plot to kill Nero—and the Roman Emperor ordered Seneca and his wife Pompeia to kill himself.

The Chinese love gambling and are a very wise people.

With over 4,000 years of recorded history, China is a rare nation that has grown culturally and economically since the earliest stages of man and has one of the world’s largest emerging economies.

Here are two great Gambling quotes that are funny yet sage which are Chinese proverbs:

“If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stake, and the quitting time.”

“At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.”

Studies have shown that even when gamblers lose, they experience a high, so this physiological rush and the nervous energy it creates can be addictive in itself. But that’s all part of it as well as the game of Life, isn’t it?

“Even when you’re losing while you’re gambling, your body is still producing Adrenaline and Endorphins.” —Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University

So, we may still feel happy, euphoric, and energetic, even when we lose when gambling.

“A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope.” — William Bolitho

Professional gamblers have also had some wise-funny words about betting itself as well as human nature. Pro Poker player Phil Hellmuth has one of the best Gambling quotes:

“If there weren’t Luck involved, I would win every time.” —Phil Hellmuth

The late Alan Denkenson was one of the funniest, wisest, kindest, and most honest men in the history of Sports Gambling. And Dink, who passed away on August 31, left us with many gems, including this wonderful piece of wisdom:

“Don’t blame your Losses on Luck and your Wins on Skill.”—Alan Denkenson

Denkenson, a tireless champion for Horses with Caroline Betts at Southern California Thoroughbred Racing (SCTR), was played by Bruce Willis in Lay The Favorites (2012), the story of Dink’s life.

Betting on the ponies has always been a tough way for gamblers to profit, but this Sport of Kings always provides some of the better quotes for us to all think about.

Next weekend on Friday-Saturday, November 4-5, we’ll see the 14-race 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, KY, the last and most prestigious races on the Horse Racing calendar.

American writer and philosopher Elbert Hubbard was the founder of the Roycroft artisan community in East Aurora, NY and he left us with this gem:

“The only man who makes money following the races is the one who does it with a broom and shovel.” —Elbert Hubbard

And always remember the wise words of the Master of Stupidity author Toba Beta:

“Gambling is an act of faith of gamblers. Prophecy is an act of faith of the saints.” —Toba Beta

Having your priorities right when gambling is always of great importance, as a hungry man may bet differently than a well-fed man for a number of different reasons.

“Eat your betting money but don’t bet your eating money.” —Unknown

Nikolai Gogoi was a famous Russian novelist who hailed from Ukraine. Gogoi gave us this inspirational quote that tells us everyone has a chance at the poker tables.

“Gambling is the great leveler. All men are equal at cards.” —Nikolai Gogol

Jeanette Winterson CBE is a 63-year-old writer from Manchester, UK, and the author of the semi-autobiographical book, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1985). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Winterson provided us with one of the best Gambling quotes ever with these beautiful words of wisdom all gamblers should read:

“Gambling is not a vice, it is an expression of our humanness. We gamble. Some do it at the gaming table, some do not. You play, you win, you play, you lose. You play.” —Jeanette Winterson

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Rick has been a professional writer for over 14 years with an extensive resume spanning projects and clients from around the world. But, his passions have always been sports and sports betting. Whether it’s being a credentialed media member to major sporting events, climbing into a racecar or a pro wrestling ring, Rick’s sports and sports betting knowledge, passion and versatility is on display with each article he writes for TSG.

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