Everyone loves the glitz and glamour of gambling. Whether it’s the European luxury of Monte Carlo, or the bright city lights of Vegas, we all get swept up in the chance of winning big. Hollywood and the media are filled with some great lines about chance, from fictional characters to ex-presidents we take a look at some of the greatest.
Walter Abrams (Al Pacino) in Two For the Money
Abrams: "You know the best part of the best drug in the world isn't the high. It's the moment just before you take it. The dice are dancing on the table. Between now and the time they stop, that's the greatest high in the world."
Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) in Rounders
McDermott: "Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker."
“Cause the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes. The house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet and your bet big, then you take the house.”
C3PO (The Empire Strikes Back)
C-3PO: “But sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to one.”
HAN SOLO: “Never tell me the odds.”
Thomas Jefferson (American President)
I’m a great believer in luck,and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
John Milton Hay (American Statesman)
True luck consistsnot in holding the best of the cards at the table;luckiest ishe who knows
just when to rise and go home.
Jim Jones(American Religious Cult Leader)
A man’s gotta make at least one bet a dayelse he could be walking around lucky and never know it.
*Credit for this great post goes to PaddyPower Online Betting. Well done.