A dollar picked up in the road

A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to us than the 99 which we had to work for, and the money won at Faro or in the stock market snuggles into our hearts in the same way.  ~Mark Twain

There is a very easy way to

There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune:  go there with a large one.  ~Jack Yelton

The typical gambler might not really understand

The typical gambler might not really understand the probabilistic nuances of the wheel or the dice, but such things seem a bit more tractable than, say, trying to raise a child in this lunatic society of ours.  ~Arthur S. Reber, The New Gambler’s Bible

In most betting shops you will see

In most betting shops you will see three windows marked "Bet Here," but only one window with the legend "Pay Out."  ~Jeffrey BernardCDC

If you aint just a little scared

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

Betting is the manure to which enormous

Betting is the manure to which the enormous crop of horse-races and racehorse breeding in this and other countries is to a large extent due.  ~Richard Blackmore, The Jockey Club and its Founders, 1891CDC

The race is not always to the

The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.  ~Damon Runyon, "More Than Somewhat," in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."CDC

Man is a gaming animal he must

Man is a gaming animal.  He must always be trying to get the better in something or other.  ~Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, 1823, in "Mrs Battle’s Opinions on Whist" CDC