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    And it´s so different for a lot of people I´ve known. One partner doesn´t love the other enough to stop drinking, or gambling, or running around with other women. One is the giver and one is the taker. The giver wishes the taker would stop.

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    Any online gamblers here? Well, Congress is looking in shutting that down.There's going to be a massive congressional investigation of online gambling and they're going to shut it down. And when they get done with that, they're going to look into this North Korean thing.

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    A politician taking campaign money from gamblers in Nevada is like one taking campaign money from the auto people in Michigan. Gambling is our legal business.

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    Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of "speculation"; but which ought to be called Gambling.

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    A shrinking economy means lost sales and lost jobs

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    A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.

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    Another threat to stability is the rise of Internet gambling

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    As a poodle may have his hair cut long or his hair cut short, as he may be trimmed with pink ribbons or with blue ribbons, yet he remains the same old poodle, so capitalism may be trimmed with factory laws, tenement laws, divorce laws and gambling laws, but it remains the same old capitalism. These "humanitarian parts" are only trimming the poodle. Socialism, one and inseparable with its "antirent and anticapital parts," means to get rid of the poodle.

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    As far as the gambling debts on there, not one cent was any type of sports betting. It's just something obviously I'm not proud of because it drags a lot of other people into this than I'd want. It's something I'm continuing to deal with.

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    A sure thing is no fun.

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    A study in Illinois in the mid-1990s found that 65 percent of businesses were hurt by the proximity of gambling

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    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.

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    as long as there is a lottery, we the people of the United States must believe in getting something for nothing.

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    At the Mirage Sportsbook, you can get a line on 2 kid playing wiffleball in the backyard in Minnesota

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    Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed.

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    At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck.

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    Bets at first were fool-traps, where the wise like spiders lay in ambush for the flies.

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    Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.

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    Bankruptcies will be up 18 to 42 percent around racinos areas tracks as people lose their money

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    But Geology carries the day: it is like the pleasure of gambling, speculating, on first arriving, what the rocks may be; I often mentally cry out 3 to 1 Tertiary against primitive; but the latter have hitherto won all the bets.

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    Betting stimulates the caring glands. That is where there is so much caring at the racetrack.

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    Bond didn't defend the practice. He simply maintained that the more effort and ingenuity you put into gambling, the more you took out.

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    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.

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    But I used to have a bit of a gambling problem. And that would have been the answer to my prayers. It got worse when I started playing this character, too.

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    But I am in the gambling business, for good or ill; it is the business I have chosen, and the only governing rule that we all recognize is: always sit close to an exit and never trust a man who doesn't sweat.

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    Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.

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    Crime is based upon need, making money.  People sell drugs to make money.  But if everybody is cared for, they don't sell drugs and if there's no money you can't sell drugs even if you wanted to.  There'd be no such thing as gambling, prostitution, or selling out, or paying off a senator or a governor.  There are no senators, there are no governors so you can't pay them off.  If you take away the basis or the condition that generate abhorrent behavior, you don't have abhorrent behavior.

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    Crime goes up 10 percent due to the gambling by the third year after racinos or slot machines are open, and then it continues upward after that

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    Coin matching and finger flashing were among the first formal games to arise in the history of gambling. The class of Morra games extends back to the pre-Christian era, although not until comparatively recent times have game-theoretic solutions been derived.

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    Deal in our privacy with the last honesty and truth.

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    Don’t ever average losers. Decrease your trading volume when you are trading poorly; increase your volume when you are trading well. Never trade in situations where you don’t have control. For example, I don’t risk significant amounts of money in front of key reports, since that is gambling, not trading.

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    Dice have their laws, which the courts of justice cannot undo.

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    Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions.

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    Establishing a 0.03 percent Wall Street speculation fee, similar to what we had from 1914-1966, would dampen the dangerous level of speculation and gambling on Wall Street, encourage the financial sector to invest in the productive economy and reduce the deficit by more than $350 billion over 10 years.

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    Defeat in itself was part and parcel of the great gambling game of politics. A man who could not accept it and try again was not of the stuff of which leaders are made.

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    Every conscious act requires risk. Every conscious act requires decision. Put these two facts together and you realize that the secret to life is not to avoid gambling but to gamble well.

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    Everybody's a filmmaker today.

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    Even if I set out to make a film about a fillet of sole, it would be about me.

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    Every great film should seem new every time you see it.

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    Everyone except gamblers knows that gambling never pays. ... Losing, like winning, only increased his determination to play.

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    Everything makes me nervous - except making films.

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    Every video [slot] gambling machine takes $60,000 out of the consumer economy

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    Footballers are an easy target. They are offered big lines of credit. Every sport is vulnerable; its such a big gambling industry, and there are problems with syndicates in other countries.

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    Everyone told me to pass on Speed because it was a 'bus movie.'

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    For a loser, Vegas is the meanest town on earth.

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    For although Claudius had been accused of gambling and drunkenness, not only were no worse sins laid to his charge, but he had successfully established some claim to being considered a learned man.

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    Forests and meat animals compete for the same land. The prodigious appetite of the affluent nations for meat means that agribusiness can pay more than those who want to preserve or restore the forest. We are, quite literally, gambling with the future of our planet – for the sake of hamburgers

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    For every three machines, you lose two jobs out of the surrounding economy because people are dumping their money on gambling

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    Fortune always will confer an aura of worth, unworthily; and in this world The lucky person passes for a genius.

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    Gambling drains the economy by taking money away from grocery stores and retail businesses and putting it in the hands of an industry that produces no product