Sometimes we all need something to get the blood pumping and the game going. Everyone has
their own gambling style, their own favorite games, and their own favorite places to play them.
Some prefer an online casino, some prefer penny slots, some prefer playing all-out, and some
prefer riding the line of the house edge. The mottos we live by when we hit the casino are hardly
one-size- fits-all, so here are just a few that get our game faces on.
1. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
It’s easy to say that a professional gambler just got lucky, but when they win over and over
again, it becomes obvious that there is more going on than random happenstance. This motto
says, “I thought through every part of this, I prepared in every way I could, and that is why I am
going to win.” The quote comes from Seneca, an ancient Roman philosopher.
2. Gambling is a way of buying hope on credit.
People gamble for many different reasons, but for many, it is the only ticket out of a life of
constant work and poverty. Some may be living on a stipend, others might work more than their
share each day just to get by. No matter the odds of a jackpot, that is the ticket out. This
sentiment was shared by an author named Alan Wykes who wrote the quote.
3. Quit while you’re ahead.
Everyone has heard this motto. It is one of those proverbs that took off and became a part of
everyday speech. Why it took off is probably because it is just that catchy, and it’s good advice.
The origin is actually a 17 th century Spanish Jesuist philosopher named Baltasar Gracian y
Morales. Don’t worry about remembering the name. There won’t be a quiz.
4. If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.
When you win, keep at least some of it. At least that is what Benjamin Franklin would do. The
only way to get ahead by gambling is to win more than you bet and then save the money. It takes
discipline, which is why it takes a really good motto.
5. A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned.
Here is one for those who gamble because it is fun. Not everyone goes to the casino expecting to
get rich. Everyone hopes it will happen, at least to some degree, but some people are just there to
enjoy themselves. The quote comes from the movie, The Color of Money.
6. You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
This quote actually comes from a hockey player, and he was talking about hockey, but it is still a
really great quote for gamblers. When you need a little boost to keep going, let this motto be