1) Eat your betting money but don’t bet your eating money
This quip has its meaning even today. Try to ask any professional player yourself. He will undoubtedly confirm that one of the first rules of playing is not to use the money you have to pay for the necessary things, such as rent or food.
2) The best throw of the dice is to throw them away
This is a quote that most anti-gamblers will agree with. On the other hand, a group of people teach dice throwing techniques, which should hopefully increase their advantage over the casino. But that seems too beautiful to be true. For all craps players, our editors will allow themselves to modify the statement of the unknown hero:
“The best way to roll the dice is to keep them from falling off the table.”
3)The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
Author: Kin Hubbard
Frank McKinney Hubbard’s full name was an American comedian and journalist who lived in the 19th century. With this quote, he made it clear that gambling or any form of risking would not multiply money. Technically, on the other hand, there won’t be twice as many cash by folding money in half.
4) The guy who invented poker was bright, but the guy who invented the chip was a genius.
Author: Julius Weintraub
Julius Weintraub, aka Big Julie, was a famous jeweller and avid gambler. His quote about cognitive dissonance, where instead of real money a substitute is used in the form of game chips, which the human brain perceives with a lower value.
In reality, however, game chips were invented by the ancient Romans. They were forbidden to play with money, so they played with a substitute for money to avoid punishment.
5) A gambler never makes the same mistake twice. It’s usually three or more times.
Author: Terrence “VP Pappy” Murphy
The well-known player’s snarky comment was probably aimed at beginner gamblers, who do not follow the best strategies. For some people, it is already a mistake to enter the casino.
6) I love blackjack. But I’m not addicted to gambling. I’m addicted to sitting in a semi-circle.
Author: Mitch Hedberg
The full name of Mitchell Lee Hedger was a relatively well-known American stand-up comedian who unfortunately overdosed on cocaine and heroin at the age of 37 in 2005. Maybe if he stayed at a blackjack table, you could go to his show today.
7) You know, horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people.
Author: Will Rogers
Like Hedberg, Will Rogers was an American comedian. Will only had lived a century earlier, when racing betting was one of the most popular forms of entertainment. Mr Rogers was right, and even our extensive research on YouTube and Wikipedia did not reveal a horse that would bet on humans. But we found a pony pretending to count. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clever_Hans)
8) Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.
Author: Baltasar Gracián y Morales
The truth that it is best to quit has long been known. Baltasar Gracián y Morales was a Spanish Jesuit and writer from the 17th century. In addition to gambling statements, he also broke into the world with his biggest bestsellers, such as the Handbook or The Reflections on Acceptance.
9) Remember this. The house doesn’t beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself.
Author: Nicholas Dandolos, a.k.a. “Nick the Greek”
Nicholas Dandalos obviously knew what he was talking about. He was a legend in casinos at the beginning of the 20th century and won a large amount of money in races. According to some unconfirmed stories, he even played poker with Albert Einstein. Maybe he should have followed Morales’ advice and left while he was doing well. Before the end of his life, he fell from the stars’ heights to the hard ground and lost all his fortune.
10) There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune; go there with a large one.
Author: Jack Yelton
Jack Yelton’s character is quite a mystery. Paradoxically, the most famous thing he ever did was make a famous gambling statement.