This was my first lesson about gambling: if you see somebody winning all the time, he isn't gambling, he's cheating. Later on in life, if I were continuously losing in any gambling situation, I would watch very closely.
But I definitely don't think this is the right time to discuss this. Gambling is a very, very divisive issue. And right now we need to spend all our time reaching consensus on how to rebuild our infrastructure, bring our people back home and offer incentives to businesses to get them up and running.
For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two oclock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand probably and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armistead and Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a fourteen-year-old boy to think This time. Maybe this time with all this much to lose and all this much to gain Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago.... William Faulkner, Intruder In The Dust.
That's an awful lot of people to be afflicted by the disease of compulsive gambling. Wouldn't you call that an epidemic
So, I'm happy to do that because it's a wonderful working relationship but I will be going out for pilot season for half hour work and that's the gamble I'm taking.
The planet's survival has become so uncertain that any effort, any thought that presupposes an assured future amounts to a mad gamble.
Life on board a pleasure steamer violates every moral and physical condition of healthy life except fresh air. . . . It is a guzzling, lounging, gambling, dog's life. The only alternative to excitement is irritability.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
Devin's play was the play of the game. To be able to take a gamble like that just shows the confidence in his ability. Then to go down and convert the shot like he did to give us a 3-point play was huge for us.
We are already too dependent on gambling revenue. If we continue, we will soon be owned by them.
Lisa was the subject of a real old fashioned gamble, we took a number of four figure bets including one punter from Kensington who turned up with 7,000 in cash wanting to back Lisa to go. John was a good result for us, but this has more than wiped out our winnings.
We really have five guys who can make a play. And they took a gamble and missed. (Henderson) took it in and made a good strong move.
The people around me ... were hoping, of course, that the 'something' would be practicing golf. No such luck. What I found was gambling.
This isn't only a boon for the county, it also now offers protection for those people who partake in gambling, whether it's regulated or not.
Ninety-eight percent of his waking hours was dedicated to crime, two percent to pleasure. He was very disciplined. Had no bad habits. He didn't drink. He didn't gamble. Didn't do drugs.
That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing - the truly democratic thing about it - is that you don't even have to be a player to lose.
How is individual transformation to be achieved There are some bad habits among individuals such as smoking, drinking liquor, meat eating and gambling. These bad habits not only degrade the individuals but also inflict hardships on their families. These bad habits have to be given up for the individual to manifest his inherent goodness.
He never told the police that he was essentially running the club as a gambling casino -- illegally.
Now that Roberts' nomination has been reported out of committee, we strongly urge senators to vote their conscience and reject his nomination when it reaches the floor. The stakes are too high and the consequences too great to gamble.
Did Apple's designers suffer a rare brain cramp Not likely. Rather, it looks like Jobs is making a careful gamble. He doesn't want the music-phone market to soar, at least not right away. That could cut into his iPod franchise, the source of almost all his revenue and profit growth. At the same time, he knows the mobile-phone market could be tremendously important for digital music in the future. So he's positioning Apple to be ready for a sales boom without leading the charge himself. They don't want to cannibalize their business, ... to give people a little taste.
Gambling with cards or dice or stocks is all one thing. It's getting money without giving an equivalent for it.
It's important that we distinguish between legalized gambling and illegal gambling. I want to emphasize that we don't condone any form of illegal gambling. But when it comes to legalized gambling, the question is where do you draw the line You are talking about limiting the rights of a hockey player to participate in a legal activity.
Rip did a great job and Redd didn't have a lot of breathing room. One of the reasons we aren't a big fouling team is that we don't produce a lot of steals. We don't jump out and we don't gamble. We play position defense. That's why so often our man-to-man looks like a zone. We try to make teams beat us over the top and contest every shot.
It's not gambling, though. We're not teaching people how to gamble.
There is no question that a number of our board members think the technology is there to effectively regulate Internet gambling.
He owed some money. He chose this route a bank robbery to try to pay some gambling debts rather than talk to his family members, borrow money.
We have adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward gambling.
Given the self awareness required, it therefore makes sense the primary tool used by the casino to control problem gambling is the self-exclusion policy. The regulations, as they stand, do not appear to require more.
That shows the gambling industry is having trouble selling itself to expand still further, even with all the government promotion it receives.
Ron's not the most talkative person, ... You always wonder what he's thinking. But he always had a way of letting me know, telling me things he probably wouldn't tell other people. I've always felt indebted to him for obvious reasons and I saw something in myself that it didn't always seem like other people did. For someone to believe in me and give me a chance, he took a big gamble.