Guest Post – Top 10 memorable quotes from poker and gambling movies

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When they speak, people listen

We’ve all watched these intimidating outlaws in awe of their mystique, in different gambling-themed movies shown throughout the decades. These icons from classic films like The Godfather give us their fair share of notable lines that are often repeated by fans around the globe. Here are several of the most memorable lines that endeared these characters to their audiences.

10. Don Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, in The Godfather reminded them that above everything else, family comes first.

“A man who doesn’t spend time with his family cannot be a real man.”

9. According to one of the characters on Partypoker’s recommended movie, The Cincinnati Kid, Lancey Howard (played by Edward G. Robinson); the quote shows a healthy respect for the game, and the skills that every player brings to the table.

“It’s a pleasure to meet someone who understands that to the true gambler, money is never an end in itself, it’s simply a tool, as language is to thought.”

8. Danny Ocean, played by George Clooney, in the movie Ocean’s Eleven. Danny is now ready to take back everything he lost, and said this now-famous line:

“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.”

7. Brett Maverick, played by Mel Gibson, in the movie Maverick. Gibson showed his funny side when he asked for forgiveness in his own unique way.

“Lord … whatever I’ve done to piss you off … if you could just get me out of this and somehow let me know what it was I promise to rectify the situation.”

6. Mike McDermott, played by Matt Damon, in the movie Rounders. Would you risk losing the person you love the most to help a friend in need?

“If you had to do it all over again, knowing what would happen, would you make the same choice?

5. In the movie The Gambler James Caan played the character of Axel Freed. Will he lose everything?

“I’m not going to lose it. I’m going to gamble it.”

4. Ace Rothstein, played by Robert de Niro, in the movie Casino, said: Are you going to keep betting?

“In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get them all.”

3. The 1961 classic, The Hustler, starring Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson. Was it pride or skills that made him say:

“I’m the best you ever seen, Fats. I’m the best there is. And even if you beat me, I’m still the best.”

2. In the 1986 film The Color of Money Paul Newman reprised his role as Eddie Felson. As the teacher giving his student a lesson about spending:

“You walk into a shoe store with a hundred and fifty bucks, you come out with one shoe.”

1. Rounding off our collection is another Paul Newman classic, The Sting. Keep the bluff up, will you?

“You have to keep this con even after you take his money. He can’t know you took him.”

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