Top Six Casino Quotes

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.

Apart from being a famous athlete, Michael Jordan is no stranger to casino establishments, but rightly distinguishes between problem gamblers and those who know their limits and enjoy the casino atmosphere.

 

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

Dan Reed, a world famous poker player in his own right expresses the importance on knowing when to fold, rather than push your luck.

 

If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.

A Chinese proverb that impresses the importance of having the answers to important questions before you even decide to play. What you can afford to lose, the chances you’re willing to take. Structure to an environment that often has so many variables.

 

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

Famous poker player, Terrence VP Pappy Murphy applies knowledge and discipline to earn a handsome living. He’s all too aware though of what happens if you discard of those qualities and lose your head.

 

Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.

Baltasar Gracián Y Morales makes a salient point. When you’re gambling know when to get out and call time to your playing.

 

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

Professional poker player, Phil Hellmuth knows that ability and analysis isn’t always enough. Luck will always factor in.

Kevin Hart

Philadelphia-born Kevin Hart is a highly successful stand-up comedian, actor and producer, arguably best known for playing high school security guard Ben Barber in the Universal Pictures comedy film ‘Ride Along’ in 2014 and its sequel, ‘Ride Along 2’, in 2016. However, notwithstanding his loss, on a points decision, to underdog Antonio ‘The Magician’ Esfandiari – a three-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner – in a three-round boxing match in April, 2019, Hart does have form against professional poker players.

Indeed, at the last count, he had just shy of $48,000 in live earnings, just over $20,000 of which he collected for winning the Larry Flynt’s Challenge Cup at the Hustler Casino in Gardena, California in 2010. In recent years, Hart has been a regular participant in PokerStars Championship events worldwide, including in the Bahamas, Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

In the PokerStars Championship Cash Challenge at Monte Carlo Casino, which aired on television in January, 2018, Hart misread his hand, possibly mistaking the three of spades for the jack of the same suit, which would have given him a straight. Consequently, Hart re-raised his opponent, qualifier Mila Monroe, on the turn and called her all-in bet on the river, despite holding only king-high. Miraculously, for Hart, Monroe was bluffing, with only six-high to show, so he ‘accidentally’ won the pot of €40,000. Although strictly against the rules, Hart returned €15,000 to Monroe, without complaint from the other players, who included Team PokerStars professional Daniel Negreanu, so that she could continue playing.

People Watching

If you spend a week at a casino you will very easily see that people have a certain way of behaving in a casino – Mads Mikkelsen

Raining Cats and Dogs

Video slots have been more and more popular in casinos over the years. Slot machines used to be rather similarly themed in decades past, with fruit, swag bags and suchlike used as winning symbols. Modern video slots are essentially computer programs that can be changed to a brand new theme in an instant, via use of different computer software. With this in mind, we often see the likes of movie and music themed slots, and here even cute (and slightly absurd) kittens and puppies slot machines!

Neymar

Superstar striker Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, usually known simply as Neymar, joined French champions Paris Saint-German from Barcelona for a world record transfer fee of €222 million in 2017. The move did not work out as envisaged, for either party, but the Brazilian – who has scored more goals for his country than anyone bar Pele or Ronaldo – remains one of the most exciting footballing talents on the planet.

Still only 27, Neymar has just over $21,000 in live earnings as a poker player, all of which he collected when finishing sixth of 288 entrants in the R$7,000 No Limit Hold’em – High Rollers event in the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) in Sao Paulo in 2018. However, according to his friend, and coach, Andre Akkari – a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner in 2011 – Neymar is intent on becoming a professional poker player at the end of his football career and plays studiously, even in the private games he hosts at home.

Neymar made his PokerStars debut in the at the European Poker Tour (EPT) $25,000 High Roller event at Casino Barcelona, playing alongside then teammate Gerard Pique, in 2012. He officially joined Team PokerStars in 2015, appearing alongside Christiano Ronaldo in a series of television advertisements, but left in 2017 when PokerStars retired their entire roster of brand ambassadors. He also appeared in the WSOP in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, famously winning a seat at the WSOP Main Event in 2016.

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