Quotes and Sayings about Gambling



"Pre-teens, teens and college students have unlimited access to the Internet - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because of the repeated exposure they have to illegal Internet gambling sites, they fall victim by the thousands."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: College, Day, Gambling, Internet, Students)

"Harvard Medical School, the University of South Florida and the American Psychiatric Association have all conducted studies showing that the earlier one begins gambling, the more likely it is he or she will become an addicted, problem gambler."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Medical, American, Gambling, School, University, Will)

"In fact, a University of Connecticut study showed that as many as three in four pre-teens and teens who are exposed to Internet gambling become addicted."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Fact, Gambling, Internet, Study, University)

"Shockingly, a University of Pennsylvania study says the number of young people addicted to gambling - largely due to increased exposure to the Internet and Internet gambling - grew by an alarming 20 percent between 2004 and 2005 alone."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: People, Gambling, Internet, Study, University)

"Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Money, Cards, Gambling, Giving)

"But I also think that it does create a lot of revenue, but to me it's a temporary revenue stream because it's an industry that, if suddenly gambling started in Massachusetts, then a lot of our patrons who would gamble in New Hampshire if we had it, would disappear."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Gambling)

"I do not support gambling in this state."
- Craig Benson
(Related: Gambling, State, Support)

"The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Business, Gambling)

"The world over, give a guy money and it goes to drinking, gambling, and women. When you give a woman money, it goes to feeding, clothing, helping people."
- Peter Buffett
(Related: Money, Women, People, Drinking, Gambling, Woman, World)

"Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional business and retail lending activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets. This was one aspect of modern financial liberalisation that had dire consequences."
- Vince Cable
(Related: Business, Financial, Balance, Banks, Consequences, Gambling, Investment, Years)

"We are already too dependent on gambling revenue. If we continue, we will soon be owned by them."
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: Gambling, Will)

"It's been a difficult thing because some great opportunities have come and I've just been holding my breath and praying... I'm basically gambling hoping something will come along this season and if not, I don't know what the future holds."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Future, Gambling, Will)

"Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of "speculation"; but which ought to be called Gambling."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Thought, Desire, Evil, Gambling, Name, Poor)

"No wife can endure a gambling husband; unless he is a steady winner."
- Thomas R. Dewar
(Related: Wife, Husband, Gambling)

"There is no gambling like politics."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Politics, Gambling)

"For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man."
- Frederic William Farrar
(Related: Being, Gambling, Man)

"I'm not a gambling-man. I have never bet a dollar in all my life."
- John Forsythe
(Related: Life, Gambling)

"The President must stop gambling with taxpayers' money and get the country back on the path of fiscal sanity."
- Tom Harkin
(Related: Money, Country, Gambling, President, Sanity)

"I love blackjack. But I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi circle."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Love, Gambling)

"I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi-circle."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Gambling, Play)

"Gambling is a disease of barbarians superficially civilized."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Disease, Gambling)

"Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land."
- Daniel Inouye
(Related: Future, Gambling, Land, May, Risk, Security)

"Italians come to ruin most generally in three ways, women, gambling, and farming. My family chose the slowest one."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Family, Women, Gambling, Ruin)

"My luck at the gambling table was varied; sometimes I was fifty to a hundred dollars ahead, and at other times I had to borrow money from my fellow workmen to settle my room rent and pay for my meals."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Money, Gambling, Luck)

"A weekend in Vegas without gambling and drinking is just like being a born-again Christian."
- Artie Lange
(Related: Christian, Being, Drinking, Gambling, Weekend)

"Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something."
- Wilson Mizner
(Related: Nothing)

"It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Work, Day, Drinking, End, Gambling, Night)

"No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Gambling, Visit)

"We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Country, Gambling, Greed, World)

"There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians."
- Georges Pompidou
(Related: Women, Gambling, Ruin)

"Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly."
- George Raft
(Related: Women, Gambling, Rest)

"Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly."
- George Raft
(Related: Women, Gambling, Rest)

"Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That's why they call it gambling, and that's why they keep flipping over the cards."
- Richard Roeper
(Related: Cards, Favorite, Gambling)

"Putting a stop to internet gambling is a necessary reform that targets flagrant violations of state and federal laws."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Gambling, Internet, Laws, Reform, State)

"I didn't want to be a slave to any passion anymore. I gave up card playing altogether, even bridge and gambling - more or less. It took me a few years to get out of it."
- Omar Sharif
(Related: Gambling, Passion, Want, Years)

"You shouldn't have any betting in the locker room at all, whether it's baseball or it's horses. You can't beat the horses. You can't beat any kind of gambling because they have the odds."
- George Steinbrenner
(Related: Baseball, Gambling, Horses)

"I wanted to do an episode about Chuck having a gambling problem. I wanted to portray my addiction on the show. But I think it's a little edgy for Saturday night."
- Fisher Stevens
(Related: Addiction, Gambling, Night)

"But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem. And that would have been the answer to my prayers. It got worse when I started playing this character, too."
- Fisher Stevens
(Related: Character, Gambling)

"Even though I had a lucrative contract with MGM, I had a husband who was drinking and gambling our money away faster than I could make it."
- Esther Williams
(Related: Money, HusbDrinking, Gambling)

"The attraction in this city is money, from gambling. What you are if you work here is a shill."
- Joe Williams
(Related: Work, Money, Gambling)