Casinos have drawn the fascination of many people throughout history, both regular Joes and celebrities. Some of the latter have been so impressed by the gambling experience, that they left behind some really witty (and still shockingly true) quotes about it.
We chose a few timeless ones that correctly describe each gambler’s feelings about this passion. Which one of these do you relate to?
“It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one.”
― Cara Bertoia, Cruise Quarters – a Novel About Casinos and Cruise Ships
Right in dem feels, right? We feel you. This paradox might just be the funniest and cruelest way to put it, but there’s so much psychology hiding behind it that we simply adore it. It basically explains the gamblers’ addiction. It is not a myth – it’s so easy to get swept away in the game and to turn fun into a compulsive need.
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”
We can’t say for sure whether Seneca was in the middle of a gambling game when he came up with this piece of wisdom, but it surely applies to this entertainment branch as well. After all, it’s not ALL about luck, as this would not account for the same faces being present at the winners’ table over and over again. Learn some statistics, it will help you turn odds in your favour.
“A Gentleman is a man who will pay his gambling debts even when he knows he has been cheated.”
— Leo Tolstoy
We now regard gambling as a quite casual entertainment method, accessible to everyone. But it hasn’t always been this way.
In the earlier times, gambling was a society game that would mean more than just passing time for the gentlemen who played it: it had a whole array of unspoken rules and etiquette do’s & dont’s. Paying one’s debts, for example, was crucial for one’s honor. Yes, even though he knew he had been cheated. To some extent, these rules are still applicable today, so watch your manners, gents!
“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.”
— VP Pappy
These words should be engraved in every “Gambling 101” guide. Because, as a pleasurable activity as it is, indulging yourself in casino games also means a risk you are willing to take: the risk of losing some big amounts of cash. So, whether you are an experienced player or an amateur, always be aware of what you are risking.
“The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.”
— Heywood Hale Broun
Well, we found that one thing that is neither illegal, nor immoral or fattening, but simply really enjoyable: gambling. Philosophers are used to linking pleasure to blame, but we tend to dissociate them and just enjoy the adrenaline of gambling. Bring it on!