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Top-10 Gambling Movie Quotes

19 November 2007

10.) Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin) in The Cooler

[referring to Bernie "The Born Loser" Lootz]
Kaplow: "That guy is kryptonite on a stick!"

9.) Sonny LoSpecchio (Chaz Palminteri) in A Bronx Tale

Sonny: "We've been mushed!"

8.) Frank Catton (Bernie Mac) in Ocean's 11

[in reference to him thinking the Nevada Gaming Commission is racist]
Catton "They might as well call it whitejack!"

7.) Marty the Blackjack Dealer (Wallace Shawn) in Vegas Vacation

Marty: "You don't know when to quit, do ya Griswold?...Here's an idea: Why don't you give me half the money you were gonna bet, then we'll go out back, I'll kick you in the nuts, and we'll call it a day!"

6.) Jay Trotter (Richard Dreyfuss) in Let it Ride

[In a conversation about picking the winner in a horse race]
Marty: "Eight's the one. I'd stake my life on it."
Trotter: "Sorry Marty, they've got a $2 minimum bet."

5.) Walter Abrams (Al Pacino) in Two For the Money

Abrams: "You know the best part of the best drug in the world isn't the high. It's the moment just before you take it. The dice are dancing on the table. Between now and the time they stop, that's the greatest high in the world."

4.) Ace Rothstein (Robert DeNiro) in Casino

Rothstein: "Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle."

3.) Jack Singer (Nicolas Cage) in Honeymoon in Vegas

Singer: "Do you know what a straight flush is? It's likeā€¦it's like unbeatable."
Betsy: "'Like unbeatable' is not 'unbeatable'"
Singer: "I know that now."

2.) "Fast" Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) in The Color of Money

Felson: "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned."

1.) Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) in Rounders

McDermott: "Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you are the sucker."

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Gary Trask

Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT
Gary Trask
Gary serves as Casino City's managing editor and has more than 20 years experience as a writer and editor.

A member of the inaugural Poker Hall of Fame Media Committee, Gary enjoys playing poker and blackjack, but spends most of his time sitting in the comfy confines of the sportsbook when in Las Vegas.

The Boston native is also a former PR pro in the golf-casino-resort industry and a fanatical golfer, allowing his two favorite hobbies - gambling and golf - to collide quite naturally.

Contact Gary at gary@casinocity.com and follow him on Twitter at @CasinoCityGT.

Gary Trask Websites:

twitter.com/#!/casinocityGT