12 inspirational casino gambling quotes 

Gambling, the human being has been doing it for centuries and it doesn’t seem to matter what new generation comes to life, casino games will always be tempting. At least to some. If we take a look back in time, it’s not just normal people who have been enjoying the thrill of casino gambling. Casinos have been featured in movies as well as in books throughout the years. Thanks to literature, the film industry, and celebrities, there is more than one inspirational quote on the subject. We’ve selected our 12 favourite casino gambling quotes below that we hope will inspire you too. Especially when you enter the world of online casinos.

Casino gambling in literature 

As mentioned above, casino gambling has been featured in books over and over again. We can go way back and see how famous authors have written about it, including Ian Fleming who’s the father of Agent 007, also known as James Bond. Not to mention the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, Mark Twain and last but not least, Hunter S. Thompson. 

”Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, plating a poor hand well.” 

– Jack London, American Novelist

When it comes to using metaphors gambling often come in handy for authors due to the well-known risks it includes. Then we also have books that actually has its setting in real casinos, such as Casino Royale by Ian Fleming and The Gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. 

”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 in Casino Royale 

”Is it really not possible to touch the gaming table without being instantly infected superstition?”

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky in The Gambler 

Fun fact about the later is that Dostoyevsky finished this novel in a matter of 26 days and the setting is based on one of the oldest casinos in the world, Casino Baden-Baden. Even though he writes about a fictional German town called Roulettenberg. 

Mark Twain is another writer, not only known for his novels but also for his talent as a poker player. That’s probably why he often used gambling as part of his stories. 

”Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed.”

– Mark Twain, American Novelist 

Speaking of authors and novelist writing about gambling and casinos we can’t forget to mention Hunter S. Thompson. Who hasn’t read the cult classic novel called Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by now? Or who haven’t seen the movie with Johnny Depp in the role as Hunter S. Thompson himself? If not, you’re in for a treat. As you might know, he is more than happy to combine drugs and gambling. Here’s a little something from the book in questions, when he’s entering Casino Circus-Circus in the 1960s, high as a kite: 

”The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This is the sixth Reich. The ground floor is full of gambling tables, like all the other casinos… but the place is about four stories high, in the style of a circus tent, and all manner of strange County-Fair/Polish Carnival madness is going on up in this space.” 

– Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Quit casino gambling while you’re ahead 

It doesn’t matter if you choose to gamble at online casinos or an actual land-based casino. You should always have the sense to stop playing. Preferable before you run out of luck, of course. We’ve selected a few inspirational quotes that you can keep in mind when you enter an online casino from now on. Even though many see casino gambling as something bad it doesn’t have to be. As a matter of fact, gambling was invented for entertaining purposes. Make sure you see it this way. The legendary NBA player, Michael Jordan, is a gambler and he sees it clearly: 

”I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it’s meant to be, which is fun and entertaining.”

– Michael Jordan, former NBA player

Another ”oldie but goldie” is Seneca who quoted this, which can also be applicable on gambling: 

”Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca, Italian philosopher, and author 

Then, we also have the Spanish prose writer and philosopher Baltasar Gracián y Morales. He understood the importance of knowing when to stop gambling. 

”Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.”

– Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish prose writer, and philosopher 

Even though you find yourself on a winning streak where it seems like Lady Luck truly sits by your side, it all comes to an end. Always remember that it’s all about chance if you win or lose. 

”The only sure thing about luck is that will change.” 

– Bret Harte, American journalist, and writer 

It can be hard to stop gambling at online casinos. Not only because it’s fun and exciting, you never know when you will win. If you’re really lucky you might even hit the jackpot! You should, however, also keep this in mind: 

”True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.”

– John Milton Hay, American politician 

All in all, stop gambling when you’re feeling hot. Not when you start losing your winnings again. Even though this also makes sense:

”A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned.”

– Paul Newman, American actor 

You always know how hard it is to earn your money. Then you will probably think more carefully about how you spend every dollar. You make it count. When you win, there’s a special taste to it and you suddenly can buy that thing or do whatever your heart desires and don’t think twice about it. 

To end this in the best way, we give you a horse racing proverb that fits perfectly as well. 

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

Gamble at online casinos, enjoy yourself and play responsibly. If you ever feel like you don’t feel good about your gambling habits anymore, it’s definitely time to take a break from it. Good luck!