We’re all familiar with timeless movie quotes.
“Hasta la vista, baby”;
“Life’s like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”
But what you might not be as familiar with are the many gambling-related quotes that have been said by various celebrities throughout the years.
We’ve collected some of the most famous gambling quotes ever right here, enjoy!
In the first film of the Hangover-trilogy, Alan is playing blackjack and is kindly asked by the casino to stop gambling. As you can see, he’s not under the impression that he is.
The 45th President of the United States, businessman Donald Trump, states that there’s wisdom in gambling. This is not only true for the game itself but also what happens around it and what people talk about while playing.
Awarded with an Oscar for his performance as Fast Eddie Felson, Paul Newman shares these “wise” words in the movie The Color of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese.
William Claude Dukenfield, better known as W.C. Fields, has made history with the amount of witty and intelligent quotes shared. Born in 1880 and died in 1946, he’s surely still remembered, many thanks to his way with words.
Rounders released in 1998 and took the then poker-crazed world by storm. The movie, famous for showing old poker-tricks, sees Matt Damon’s character say the reality-check quote above. Thankfully for us online casino players, we only play against the house.
The poker player, born 1986, sometimes had a “leap of faith” approach to difficult decisions at the tables. A few times, he’s stated that it’s impossible to win on a fold, which suggests to play and hope for the best.
The Lebanese poker player has made a name for himself, not only for his feats of grabbing three WSOP bracelets but also for his runner-up WSOP-finish in 2003 and his playing style. Farha is known for playing a higher number of hands than others.
Mostly known for his comedic skits at Saturday Night Live, Norm also has a long-standing relationship to gambling. Often playing a bit too much, he’s now stopped gambling completely, stating it caused too much anxiety and stress.
At a visit to Las Vegas, Einstein stated this after observing a roulette table for a moment. We know that winning in roulette is based on luck and understanding how to play roulette.
Infamous companion to Dean Martin during the 40s, Jerry Lewis, managed to create countless quotes during his career. Long time Las Vegas resident all up until his death in 2017; it’s safe to say that he loved casino life.
Jordan was known for more than his magic on the playing field. Charles Barkley shared his anecdotes from a day on the golf court with him, where Jordan was betting up to $300,000 per putt.
Former sidekick on “The Howard Stern Show,” and famous for his role in MADtv, Lange has created some great gambling quotes throughout his career.
Estimated to be worth a whopping 3 billion USD (that’s about 220,5 crore INR), Wynn is one of the most successful people involved in Las Vegas. He’s been invested and involved in several luxury hotels in the city and is also an art collector.
The author of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” had a destructive yet passionate relation to gambling, which has birthed quotes like the one above, and “Without gambling, I would not exist.”
Born in 1876, Mizner is known for his playwrights, but also for his gambling and investment in casinos and hotels. Some say he rigged roulette wheels and fixed boxing matches to increase the revenue made on betting.
This American stand-up comedian is known for delivering short jokes, sometimes one-liners. The quote presented here is one of those, taking a comedic twist to disarm any accusations of gambling addiction.
Although he is mostly known as a writer and actor, his alter-ego, VP Pappy, is somewhat of a legend on online poker forums. This quote states that there are no wealthy gamblers, just as there are no people who haven’t taken risks to make money.
This quote’s origin is not clear, but it is said to come from John James “Cactus Jack” Yelton, a United States Army Air Forces Captain who fought during the Second World War.
This Greek high roller gambler was born in 1883 and died in California in 1966. It’s estimated that he played and lost about $500 million during his lifetime, donating around $20 million to different charities.