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Archive of Past Quotes Covering Craps & Other Casino Games
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Wine loved I deeply, dice dearly. - William Shakespeare, King Lear
Gambling is a way of buying hope on credit. - Alan Wykes
When a gambler picks up a pack of cards or a pair of dice he feels as though he has reduced an unmanageable world to a finite, visible and comprehensible size. - Annabel Davis-Goff
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable, that I assume it must be evil. - Heywood Broun
[Vegas] looks like somebody took one of Liberace's jackets and made a city out of it. - Lance Humble, Ph.D. and Carl Cooper, Ph.D.
Don't be suckered into making sucker bets, unless, of course, you don't know the difference, in which case you're a sucker anyhow. - John Gollehon
Never bet on anything that talks. - Gambling advice
Eat your betting money but don't bet your eating money. - Horseracing proverb
One should always play fair when one has the winning cards. - Oscar Wilde
Horse sense is a good judgment which keeps horses from betting on people. - W. C. Fields
Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before. - William Wycherley
He was so honest you could play craps with him over the phone. - Earl Wilson
Scobe's First Law: Whenever the count gets really high and you have your biggest bet out, some moron will sit down and win. Scobe's Corollary to his First Law: The moron who just sat down always gets the blackjack with the minimum bet out. You bust with a huge bet out. - Frank Scoblete
Luck is the residue of design. - Branch Rickey
I love blackjack. But I'm not addicted to gambling. I'm addicted to sitting in a semi circle. - Mitch Hedberg
With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights. - Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Pitchers don't pitch perfect games every time out. In fact, each separate roll of the dice to a player who can control them is like a pitch in a game. The good pitchers will consistently throw strikes and have good games, not every time out, but enough that you can say this isn't randomness or luck. - The Captain of Craps
Making pictures, for an actress, is like betting, for a gambler. Each time you make a picture you try to analyze why you won or lost. - Hedy Lamarr
I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity. - Oprah Winfrey
God does not play dice with the universe. - Albert Einstein
Scobe's second law: You never really rejoice at the other guy's blackjack. - Frank Scoblete
Clark Griswold: How did you win four cars?
Rusty: You know, put in a dollar, win a car. Put in another dollar, win another car...
- Las Vegas Vacation
When fortune flatters, she does it to betray. - Publilius Syrus
Some people are so fond of ill luck that they run halfway to meet it. - Douglas William Jerrold
My definition of a good roll is simple: it's one where the seven doesn't show long enough to make me money or one where I can make a good profit because there's a rapid succession of repeating numbers. - The Captain of Craps
I can resist anything except temptation. - Oscar Wilde
The dice of Zeus fall ever luckily. - Sophicles
Scobe's Third Law: All morons have bad teeth and bad breath and they will make it a point to sit next to you and talk to you. They're always looking to whisper something secret up your nose. - Frank Scoblete
David Howard: As the boldest experiment in advertising history, you give us our money back.
Desert Inn Casino Manager: I beg your pardon?
- Lost in America with Albert Brooks
Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde
Scobe's Fourth Law: The smoke in the casino always drifts in the direction of the non-smoker, regardless of which way the air conditioner is blowing. If the non-smoker has a smoker to the left of him and a smoker to the right of him, both their smokes will converge on him. Twenty years later the smokers will still be smoking and the non-smoker will be in an iron lung. - Frank Scoblete
Play is hand-to-hand encounter with Fate. - Anatole France
I have been running the craps game since I was a juvenile delinquent. - Frank Detroit, Guys and Dolls
Almost all life depends on probabilities. - Francois Voltaire
One who doesn't throw the dice can never expect to score a six. - Navjot Singh Sidhu
Scobe's Fifth Law: All dealers wish they were doing something other than dealing. All dealers have plans to get out of dealing. Ten years later they have different plans to get out of dealing. - Frank Scoblete
The dice of God are always loaded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The roulette table pays nobody except him that keeps it. Nevertheless a passion for gaming is common, though a passion for keeping roulette tables is unknown. - George Bernard Shaw
Scobe's Sixth Law: If a drink is to be spilled anywhere in the casino it will be at your table during a high count, just as you're being dealt a blackjack. The pit boss will immediately say, Bets are off! The moron who spilled the drink will go: Yuk! Yuk! and order another drink. - Frank Scoblete
The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong but that's the way to bet. - Damon Runyon
To play billiards well is the sign of a misspent youth. - Herbert Spencer
Scobe's Seventh Law: All Blackjack players are experts who are, unfortunately, willing to share their advice for free. - Frank Scoblete
Said, if you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right.
You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em,
Know when to walk away and know when to run.
You never count your money when you're sittin at the table.
There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done.
- Kenny Rogers
Scobe's Eighth Law: The moron will enter the single deck game when the count is sky high and the dealer is deciding whether or not to shuffle. The morons's entrance will convince the dealer that it's time to shuffle. You will now face a new deck with your biggest bet out and the pit boss watching closely. - Frank Scoblete
Luck let a gentleman see
Just how nice a dame you can be
I know the way you've treated other guys you've been with
Luck be a lady with me.
- Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, Guys and Dolls
Scobe's Ninth Law: Seats will magically appear at your blackjack table when the most obnoxious people enter the casino. - Frank Scoblete
As silly as it might seem at first, craps is not just a game of cold probabilities and memory-less dice at all times with all shooters. Rather it is a game of ebbs and flows, and rhythms and repetitions. - The Captain of Craps
Scobe's Tenth Law: In all endeavors, in all aspects of life, there are more horses' asses than horses! - Frank Scoblete
Ace Rothstein: In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all. - Casino
Trust everyone but always cut the cards. - Benny Binion
True luck consists not in holding the best of
the cards at the table:
Luckiest he who knows just when to rise and
- John Milton Hay
I gamble with one foot pointed toward the door. - Frank Scoblete