Quotes For Gamblers To Live By
In many ways casino games can be a very philosophical activity. Perhaps because the games are about chance, taking risks for potential rewards, and knowing when the best time is to call it quits, even if it seems like everything is going right. In other words; casino games are about the player accepting the unknown, and dealing with it in a mature and responsible fashion.
It makes for a great deal of wisdom that can be taken from casino games, helping people know themselves a little better. On that note, there are many interesting and inspirational quotes that have been said in regard to gambling. Let’s take a look at a few of these quotes now, and a see what we can learn from them.
Casino Games Are A Journey
Casino gambling is colorful and dramatic and theatrical. – Steve Wynn
It need not be said that casino games can often contain little stories, some that are dramatic and exciting enough to be a theatrical show of their own. Players can win enormous fortunes in an instant, possibly transforming their lives. Or, of course, players can lose those fortunes just as quickly, which is certainly perfect for a drama.
You just never know how a casino game is going to unfold, and when it does unfold, it is normally very unpredictable. It’s no wonder that there are so many movies, books and television shows that use gambling as a plot device, given how naturally the drama, thrills and excitement tend to flow.
Think of this the next time you are playing a casino game; it’s basically a little theater show unfolding, and you’re the star.
Life Is Taking Risks
Gambling is part of the human condition. I love it. I have the best time gambling. I’ve been winning fortunes, and I’ve been losing them. – Jerry Lewis
Taking risks is part of life; there is simply no way to get around it. Every day a person wakes up, they are taking risks with every decision they make. Some of these risks are enormous and obvious, the sort of choice that can change a person’s entire life, like moving to another city.
Other choices, however, are small, but may have enormous unforeseen consequences. This is the nature of life, and all the nature of casino games. In both cases, you can’t control the outcomes, but you can do your best to deal with them rationally.
Know Yourself, And Stay In Control
I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it’s meant to be, which is fun and entertaining. – Michael Jordan
Some things that are designed to be fun and entertaining can, for others, spiral into a problem all of its own. This goes for many things in life, and responsible people know how to stay in control, and keep an activity meant to be fun within the rational boundaries.
In other words; everything is meant to be enjoyed in moderation, and a person must learn the values of self-control and discipline. It’s sometimes a difficult lesson to learn, but once a person does, they are certainly better off for it.
Reward Only Comes From Risk
Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That’s why they call it gambling, and that’s why they keep flipping over the cards. – Richard Roeper
Unpredictability is a big part of life. Sometimes people make the silly assumption that they know how things are going to turn out, and often they may be right on the money. But life has a way of throwing curve balls when people least expect it. What seemed certain turns out to be questionable, and a life can be turned on its head in an instant. The same is true for gambling.
But, of course, the unpredictable nature of life and gambling doesn’t need to be bad, it can also be an enormous blessing. A roulette wheel can suddenly throw up a lucky number, filling a person’s pockets with unexpected riches, and life may do the same. Either way, it’s what makes gambling so entertaining, and life such a journey of discovery.
Planning Is Everything
If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. – Chinese Proverb
It goes without saying that quitting while one is ahead is a key aspect of being successful at casino games. It also helps, of course, to plan how to approach the game in advance. Being spontaneous in casino games is a great deal of fun, but not the best approach to walking away with loads of cash.
Preparation and knowing when to quit is also a good way to approach life challenges. After all, those who approach life challenges with a clear set of rules, and an idea of when it’s time to throw in the towel, are often the most successful.