Survey reveals the UK has penchant for gambling
UK based online casino review and information portal Jackpot.co.uk released today the results of a survey carried out on its visitors to find the top gaming, casino and luck related quotes of all time. The site compiled a list of 90 quotes related to luck and gambling and asked visitors to pick their top three.
The results were surprising. Almost all of the top ten quotes cast a positive outlook on the concept of luck whilst more negative and pessimistic quotes fell right to the bottom of the list.
A quote from Albert Einstein "You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it." Came in at number 67, and “No dog can go as fast as the money you bet on him.” by Bud Flanagan, the entertainer, were right down the list at 74. Quotes on a more positive note from the novelist and poet Oscar Wilde, Jean Cocteau and fictional character Fast Eddie Felson in the film The Color of Money (played by Paul Newman) dominated the list.
A total of 3,560 visitors entered the survey via the portal. The top ten quotes are as follows:
1. “Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.”
Fast Eddie Felson, The Color of Money
2. “One should always play fair when one has the winning cards.”
Oscar Wilde, novelist
3. "The only difference between a winner and a loser is character."
Nick the Greek, gambler
4. “In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the Keno Lounge. Nothing ever gets hit there.”
5. “They gambled in the Garden of Eden, and they will again if there's another one."
Richard Albert Canfield, casino operator
6. "I believe in luck. How else can you explain the success of those you dislike?"
Jean Cocteau, Poet, filmmaker and dramatist
7. "It can be argued that man's instinct to gamble is the only reason he is still not a monkey up in the trees."
Mario Puzo, journalist and author
8. “With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.”
Richard Branson, entrepreneur
10. “The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.”
Paul Hawken, journalist and entrepreneur
Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2007-03-05 11:44:29