Gambling Quotes about Luck

Over the years, casinos have been very popular with people across the world; this ranges from traditional and online casinos.

Due to the popularity, there have been a number of quotes and sayings created surrounding the gambling market. Interested in finding the best ones?

We have created a list of some of our favourite quotes about luck when gambling. Keep reading this article to find out more!

Inspiring Sayings for Gambling

On this page you will be able to find some of the most inspirational lucky quotes and saying yo remember when you are playing next.

Whether you are an online slots player or you like to visit your local casino with your friends – we have the perfect quotes to help you through the exciting games of chance.

Here you can find some of the most well known gambling phrases as well as popular sayings and lucky expressions. Are you interested to know more?

Top Gambling Quotes

1. “Quit while you’re ahead, all the best gamblers do.”

This is one of our favourites when it comes to the top gambling quotes, as it serves as a piece of advice. The saying basically says to stop before you start to lose your winnings. Make sure you know when to quit!

Baltasar Gracián Y Morales claims gamblers should stop while they are winning. You might want to remember this little quote next time you are winning at the casino!

However, we would also recommend accepting loss – if you keep losing, don’t keep trying, as you don’t want to lose all of your money!

2. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”

This is one of our second favourites and it’s easy to see why. The American screenwriter/novelist Cormac McCarthy showed us that sometimes it is important to be grateful for the bad things that happen too.

You never know, one small loss may make you give in for the night. This might just stop you from an even bigger loss! As they say ‘everything happens for a reason’, right?

3. “If there weren’t luck involved, I would win every time.”

Another of our favourite quotes is said by another professional poker play: Phil Hellmuth. Here Hellmuth shows that no matter how good you are, you need to be aware that it is always down to luck.

You may not win every time and that’s okay, but make sure you remember luck may not always be on your side.

4. “You can lead a gambler to a casino, but you can’t make him think.”

Another professional poker player Terrence VP Pappy Murphy is correct in saying the quote above.

Anyone can go to a casino and play a game, but it really depends on how you play and what moves you choose to make while playing.

It is also up to you when to quit – and remember when the fun stops, stop. Since you are responsible for your decisions, it is up to luck and you yourself on how much you win or lose.

5. “All the evidence shows that God was actually quite a gambler, and the universe is a great casino, where dice are thrown, and roulette wheels spin on every occasion.”

We are sure you must have heard of Stephen Hawking the famous theoretical physicist. As seen above, Hawking used a casino as a metaphor for the universe.

He explains there are many chances in the universe (and in life) and it is a mystery how things will turn out. This is another one of our favourites, as it explains how you need to take part without fearing the outcome.

6. “I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly.”

Journalist Fiona Barton is a big luck believer, and we are too! This is why she is at number 6 with her quote about how luck can change lives.

If you keep up to date with bingo, casino and betting news you will have seen dozens of peoples’ lives change due to streaks of luck. This could be you!

Knowing that a few games of bingo and a couple of bets could change your life is exciting, but make sure you are careful when gambling and placing any bets.

7. “You will show your poker greatness by the hands you fold, not the hands you play.”

Our second phrase comes from Dan Reed. Dan Reed is the world’s famous poker player and explains you do not always have to play your hand to be the best.

8. “It’s hard to walk away from a winning streak, even harder to leave the table when you’re on a losing one.”

As said by author Cara Bertoia, it is hard to walk away from the table at times. However you need to know when to quit. 

Similar to the motto ‘when the fun stops, stop’, we encourage all of our customers to gamble responsibly. This is why this quote is another of our favourites.

You need to know when to walk away from the table whether you are winning or losing – make sure you don’t gamble all your money away!

9. “Luck is what we make it, not what is thrust upon us. You’ve shown initiative and it has nothing to do with luck.”

Number 9 on the list comes from George Bellairs. This one is great for those who love to play at the casino, but feel as though they are not that lucky.

Sometimes in a game of Poker or Blackjack, you may be able to use initiative rather than luck. As mentioned earlier (see quote number 3), luck does play a part; however you can often get by in some games using your brain.

It is always important to think about the steps you take when gambling as well as considering luck and chance.

10. “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

Seneca (a Roman philosopher) believed people received luck when they are prepared and make use of opportunities that are given to them. Using these factors will then help you in games of chance.

11. “Not many people have had as much bad luck as I have, but not many people have had as much good luck, either.”

Another favourite of ours comes from stand up comedian Tig Notaro. This just comes to show that no matter how much bad luck you may be having, you will also get days that are full of good luck and vice versa.

It is important to remember that luck can change quickly, so make sure you don’t get too upset if you start a losing streak. Your luck may still come back! However, it might be best to leave it for another day (see quote number 1).

12. “I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.”

As the saying goes: you’ve got to be in it to win it. If you want to win the big jackpot, you’re going to have to take part and place some money on the online casino game you’ve been thinking about playing.

Brian Tracey – motivational speaker – claims we need to put ourselves out there if we want to get lucky. We totally agree with this, which is why this quote is number 12 on our list.

With that being said, it is important you don’t forget to gamble responsibly (see 8).

13. “Better an ounce of luck than a pound of gold.”

This saying is a Yiddish proverb which pushes people to appreciate what they have rather than think about what they do not have. Rather than being greedy, we should be grateful for what we have.

14. “The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward.”

This great quote comes from Nick Cummins and he is absolutely right! It is important to remember that a winning streak can stop at any moment so it is important to quit while you’re ahead (see 1).

This quote shows that everyone has good days and bad days, lucky spells and unlucky spells. Take the good with the bad and remember that on another day your luck may change.

15. “Luck is believing you’re lucky.”

A popular phrase quoted by Tennessee Williams. Sometimes, simply believing you’re lucky can stroke the most luck.

You will find that a lot of winners at the casinos tend to believe themselves that they are ‘lucky’. Maybe that’s why they have become lucky enough to win!

16. “You don’t just need skills and talent, you also need luck.”

Next on the list is Lin Dan. Now we certainly know where he is coming from with this one. Whether it is a game of poker or an online slots game, we believe that winning is a mixture of skills, talent and luck.

You can be the most skilled poker player on the planet, but if you keep getting unlucky hands, chances are you might not win.

17. The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.

Writer Bret Harte states that luck is sure to change. Whether you are on a lucky streak or an unlucky streak, it is sure to swap eventually.

This links back to our first and favourite quote about quitting while you’re ahead. When you keep winning it is tempting to keep going, however you will end up losing eventually, so that is something to bear in mind.

When you are on a losing streak, it is a bit different. We wouldn’t recommend keep betting/playing until you win, as chances are you will lose more than you win.

However it is good to know that it is sure to change eventually, so maybe the next time you play you will have better luck!

18. “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”

At number 18, we have a movie quote explaining why many people like to gamble. Here you can see it is not about the money, it is more about the thrill of winning – something many can relate to.

19. “Nobody is always a winner, and anybody who say he is, is either a liar or doesn’t play poker.”
Another relatable quote! Thomas Austin Preston Jr states that no matter how skilled you are at poker, it is impossible to win every time. And here at Boomtown Bingo, we definitely agree!
20. “If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stake, and the quitting time.”
Last but not least we have a chinese proverb. This one makes sure that gamblers are playing responsibly.
When playing online or at a casino, we would certainly recommend deciding on how much you want to spend and when to quit before you go.
This way you can be sure that you won’t lose more than you can afford.

What’s your Favourite?

This is our complete list of our top 20 favourite gambling quotes about luck. We would love to know your favourites too!

Let us know and we might just add them to our list!

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