Casinos Quotes by James Chanos, John Warren Kindt, Ron Porter, Mitch Hedberg, Henry Ward Beecher, Eva Green and many others.
The Macau casinos have a wonderful business, it’s taking in money from Chinese businessmen elsewhere who send it through junky companies to casinos to gamble. The growth continues and they have basically western managers and western accounting, so we trust the numbers a little bit more.
Bankruptcies and addictions increase in areas with casinos
A 1999 report by a bipartisan federal panel on gambling concluded the United States should put a hold on further casinos until it is clear what the impact is on America
Casinos are spreading like wildfire, and it seems to be an entertainment option that a significant number of people engage in. That’s just the reality of gaming that it is proving to be attractive to a great number of people.
You know when you see an advertisement for a casino, and they have a picture of a guy winning money? That’s false advertising, because that happens the least. That’s like if you’re advertising a hamburger, they could show a guy choking. “This is what happened once.”
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It’s getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
The casinos are walking out of states with at least $1 billion in their pockets to Las Vegas
I didn’t want to do ‘Casino Royale’ when they told me to audition. I said no. Then they sent me the script, and I thought it was actually very interesting – and I had no other work at the time.
Education must become central to any viable notion of politics willing to imagine a life and future outside of casino capitalism.
I thought I would keep the first name Susan and change the last name but I picked up this book and as I opened it the lead character in it was called Morgan Brittany.
Although crime and corruption decreases within a one-mile radius of a casino, it increases 10 percent within a 35-mile radius by the third year the casino is open.
The point is that it looks like gambling because the language of the game is money.
No battle is worth fighting except the last one.
Speculators may do no harm as bubbles on a steady stream of enterprise. But the position is serious when enterprise becomes a bubble on a whirlpool of speculation. When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill done.
People will spend a tremendous amount of money in casinos, money they normally would spend on refrigerators or a new car. Local businesses will suffer because they’ll lose consumer dollars to casinos.
The only way I’ll ever get hurt in the casino is if there’s an earthquake and a slot machine falls on my foot.
I don’t do casinos or prisons; I like to do projects that enhance the lives of everyday people, like campus buildings, libraries, museums and government buildings. That’s why I love working in the public sector.
Norm MacDonald is here – one of the funniest people ever. Norm’s got a giant gambling problem. He’s dropped more coin in a casino than Michael J. Fox at a parking meter.
Players come to Belle Rock’s casinos to have fun, find excitement, or play in a safe environment, but no matter what the reason, they all come to win. In February, we want to reward our loyal players by making the chances of winning big that much greater.
casino owners spoke more loudly than any of the other kings of industry to defend their contribution to society. They could speak more loudly because theirs was the purest activity of civilized man. They had transcended the need for a product. They could maintain and advance life with machines that made nothing but money.
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
LetвЂ™s not mince words: the inside of the Sydney casino looks as if Vegas had an illegitimate child with LiberaceвЂ™s underpants, and that child fell down a staircase and hit its head on the edge of a spade.
Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people.
A casino in South Dakota was robbed by a man dressed as a mummy. The police described the suspect as anywhere between 25 and 8,000 years old.
Bailing out people who made ill-advised mortgages makes no more sense that bailing out people who lost their life savings in Las Vegas casinos.
A young woman with long hair and a short white halter dress walks through the casino at the Riviera in Las Vegas at one in the morning. It was precisely this moment that made Play It As It Lays begin to tell itself to me.
Donald Trump he wanted casino gambling in Florida. Yes, you did.
People go to casinos for the same reason they go on blind dates – hoping to hit the jackpot. But mostly, you just wind up broke or alone in a bar.
If you want to know what it will be like when we are more deeply into the horizontal, simply go to one of the Indian casinos. The Native Americans, who stand for vertical thinking more than anyone else in our culture, have been setting up totally flat casinos for honkies.
I think the worst thing that can happen to a good actor is fame.
The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning.
When you look at what Star (casino) has done for Sydney over the last fifteen years.. I don’t think it has done a lot. When you look at what Crown (his casino) has done for Melbourne, I think it has done an enormous amount. And there’s all sorts of statistics and figures and facts that can back those things up.
The Monte Carlo casino refused to admit me until I was properly dressed so I went and found my stockings, and then came back and lost my shirt.
Recently, I went up to Casino Rama to see Martin Short’s show, just to see how he put it all together. And after the show, I went backstage and picked his brain to find out why he did certain things.
An Osage tribal study found that between $41 million to $50 million left a 50-mile radius around their own casino
Not everyone supported gaming, but we had a general meeting and a vote on whether to pursue a casino or not and the tribe voted yes, and as a tribal representative to the state legislature, I had to represent that decision.
Anybody can win – unless there happens to be a second entry.
Do I consider myself a part of the casino capitalist process? No I don’t. I believe in a society where all people do well.
Now, I’ll tell you something that might interest you. Casino Royale was the first Bond book that Ian Fleming ever wrote. And he couldn’t get anybody to touch it, to publish it – he couldn’t do anything about it at all. Nobody wanted to know.
And as far as jobs go, for every one job that the casino creates, one is lost in the 35-mile feeder market
You [Donald Trump] wanted it [casino in Florida] and you didn`t get it. I was opposed to casino gambling before, during and after. And that`s not – I`m not going to be bought by anyone.
A successful business maximizes the present value of future earnings. The first requirement, therefore, of business success is sustainable profits. One-time winnings, in business as in casinos, are disappointing. We expect more from our investments than that.
A dollar won is twice as sweet as a dollar earned.
The best part about poker is there’s no down side.
A lot of our respected financial institutions are just casinos in drag.
The only way to win money out of a casino is to own one.
By gaming we lose both our time and treasure – two things most precious to the life of man.
There is no other city as vulgar and obscene as Osaka. We should celebrate the image and welcome the development of casinos and red-light districts to attract people.
The casinos believe in math (and I don’t mean numerology).They believe in the power of percentages and short pays, not in the power of magic stones, amulets and omens.
President Obama flew to a rally in Las Vegas last night. However, he did not visit any of the casinos. You know why? When you’re $16 trillion in debt, they don’t let you in.
The champion makes his own luck.
There appears to be no space outside the panoptican of commercial barbarism and casino capitalism.
Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it.
I have come to regard the law courts not as a cathedral but rather as a casino.
The worst thing that can happen to a man who gambles is to win
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.
I had a Velcro wallet in a casino. That sound annoyed the hell out of me. Whenever I lost money, and I opened the wallet, it was like the sound of my addiction.
We’re all living in a casino. It’s just Vegas. Everything is on camera. Everything is being recorded. Everything is on audio. The truth is we all have access to everybody else’s information.
Whether I make two dollars or no dollars, it’s better than losing. I’ve got enough people playing the games at the casino that I don’t lose any money. So it’s good for me, and it’s fun.
I actually do quite well in Omaha. It’s one of my better games. I love pot-limit Omaha and Omaha high-low. I do quite well in them. If I play in a casino, I usually play some kind of mixed game with Omaha and hold ’em.
TV tends to be like, if you’re lucky, it’s like Las Vegas. You can’t get out. There’s always another pitch meeting. They keep you on the casino floor. If I’m unlucky, if I’m lucky enough to be unlucky, I would love to write a movie.
Im one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist. Im just the lucky one to be standing in the center, telling them how to play.
I was playing in other rock bands. Any of those bands didn’t last long.
The only years [of Donald Trump’s] that anybody’s ever seen were a couple of years when he had to turn them over to state authorities when he was trying to get a casino license, and they showed he didn’t pay any federal income tax.
I used to want to gamble, too, until I was 20 and could actually go to a casino. Then I wasn’t so crazy about the attitude.
Most banks – with Deutsche Bank at the top of the spectrum here – have decided that they can’t make money lending to barrowers anymore, so they’re going to the second business plan: They lend money to casino capitalists. That is, to people who want to gamble on derivatives.
Lets embrace productive capitalism, not casino capitalism, by restoring transparency and true competition in the commodities markets.
I always worked in institutions, I never had a restaurant of my own before, but I have opened over 30 hotels, restaurants and casinos. I understand what it takes to keep them running.
Waltes is still played, which is a bowl and dice game that’s traditional for this area.
In 1993, 40 percent of Minnesota restaurateurs reported declines attributed to casinos
When the capital development of a country becomes a by-product of the activities of a casino, the job is likely to be ill-done
You get your chips your way, I’ll get my chips mine.
Disney is one of the best hotel companies in the world. Yet they have never and will never open a casino on the Vegas strip.
Buying stock is exactly the same thing as going to a casino, only with no cocktail service.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, ‘You’re gonna have to move, you’re blocking a fire exit.’ As though if there was a fire, I wasn’t gonna run. If you’re flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.
Holocaust? Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos – what’s to complain about?
You see some of the weirdest people in Detroit casinos.
Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
We have never heard of laundering in Macau; money laundering is unheard of. Mind you, my casino, every bit of money – someone says Stanley Ho, you issue me a check of so much money – we don’t give that easy.
Oh look, an ATM! Ok, here we go! I lost all my money, now what do I do? Get a gun! Rob a casino! Good idea! Look at all the lights! This is beautiful.
I like theme parks. The fastest roller coaster I’ve ever been on is at a casino in Nevada.
The majority of casino players leave too much to chance when playing in a casino. To put it bluntly, they don’t have a clue as to how to play.
I think the law as it is today probably does prohibit an off-reservation casino, but there is uniqueness to Turtle Mountain and there is uniqueness to the state, and these things need to be looked at.
Was on my last leg, I couldn’t even borrow my friend’s extra peg.
I think a lot of people like to gamble, and they don’t want to go to the casino to gamble. Sometimes they want to do it in the privacy of their home. They can’t concentrate the way they want to in a gambling casino.
One doesn’t like instabilities in markets; they may be damaging, but probably not fatal, as the October ’87 crash showed. It turned out to be essentially inconsequential. So if that’s true, I’m not very worried about the welfare of those who are investing any more than I am about the welfare of those who go into casinos.
I wanted Raging Bull. I wanted Casino. I got Rocky and Bullwinkle. But that’s OK, because I still get to tell people I’ve worked with Robert DeNiro.
Time spent in a casino is time given to death, a foretaste of the hour when one’s flesh will be diverted to the purposes of the worm and not of the will.
With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.
What I have seen in the past 10 years of traveling- performing at a church one day and a casino the next- is that a lot of people in the church want to be entertained, and people in casinos want to be ministered to. That’s hard to understand, but I see a hunger in the world that I don’t see in the church.
Investment banking has, in recent years, resembled a casino, and the massive scale of gambling losses has dragged down traditional activities as banks try to rebuild their balance sheets.
I’m gonna do between 75 and 100 dates. A lot of it will be in Laughlin, Nevada; I’ll be there for two weeks. And I’ll work some casinos here and there, and the fair dates.
I’d work on my game online and at casinos, build my bankroll, find good games, and try to put myself in a position to keep winning and earn a steady income.
Running a casino is like robbing a bank with no cops around. For guys like me, Las Vegas washes away your sins. It’s like a morality car wash.
There is plenty of work to do, but big business isn’t investing in rebuilding a green economy for the 21st century. Instead, they put their money into a gigantic financial casino, and when that led to catastrophe in 2008-9, they made us pay for it.
Sometimes a 3-1 favorite loses. That’s why they call it gambling, and that’s why they keep flipping over the cards.
If you spend a week at a casino you will very easily see that people have a certain way of behaving in a casino.
27 percent to 55 percent of casino revenues come from problem or pathological gamblers
My parents got divorced. Early and ugly. My mum was nuts so I lived with my dad. We used to play a father/son games. Pin the blame on me, rock, paper, get me another beer, casino night.