97+ Best Poker Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational poker quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Poker Quotes

Actors should be better poker players. But I think there’s actual skill and crazy guts that you need to play poker – this ability to put all this money on the line inside of that game of cards. There’s this whole different set of skills that doesn’t apply to acting whatsoever. — Tom Everett Scott

The pros really like all the new people playing poker because they love the dead money; but when the money wins they don’t like that very much at all. — Chris Moneymaker

With millions of people watching poker weekly on television, it was important to capture the authenticity of the game and its players. To that end, the poker tables in ‘Lucky You’ are primarily populated by poker players, not actors pretending to be poker players. Our stars trained for months in order to convincingly play side by side with top poker professionals cast in fictional roles. — Curtis Hanson

Most people know more about professional poker players than football players. It’s amazing. — Tom Keith

Poker is a charismatic game. People who are larger than life play poker and make their living from playing games and hustling. — James Altucher

It is going to be great playing poker on our honeymoon. — Jackie Johnson

I was an advocate of poker on television, and I was stunned by how much it grew. — Norman Chad

Poker couples on the WPT are like ‘suited connectors’ — sequentially numbered cards of the same suit. Different in many ways, there are strengthened by their likenesses. — Steve Lipscomb

We are deeply saddened to hear of the many victims caught in the devastating path of the hurricane. So many people have been adversely affected by this natural disaster, and our benefit poker tournament is the least we can do to help ease the pain of those who were most affected. — Calvin Ayre

The only way most people can play poker right now is either online or in a cushy casino where you sit in comfortable chairs and people fetch drinks for you. We want to put poker players in intense conditions to see how they perform. — Peter Marcus

He would be a very good poker player. — Larry Mize

Poker operators are having to attract casual players who are not as profitable as the hard core and that is changing the economics of the business. — Robin Chhabra

Steve Lipscomb had the vision and foresight to create the World Poker Tour, one of the important events that launched the current poker boom. Along with Jeffery Pollack, who runs the oldest and most respected poker tour, Lipscomb will reveal the global reach of the game and how it is penetrating international markets. — Sue Schneider

Paris has said she is mad about poker and that she always wins in Vegas. We’re offering her the chance to get lucky and she doesn’t even need to leave her house. We’re aware that her parents have banned her from gambling at their casino. This online challenge solves all her problems…she can cover her losses without stepping foot in there. — Warren Lush

Poker is popular right now because of the television exposure and the World Series of Poker is the best brand out there. The sales of the World Series of Poker exceeded our expectations. — Steve Williams

Casino games such as blackjack and poker have become wildly popular among mainstream audiences and that trend is reflected on AOL Games. — Ralph Rivera

The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent. — David Mamet

Both poker and investing are games of incomplete information. You have a certain set of facts and you are looking for situations where you have an edge, whether the edge is psychological or statistical. — David Einhorn

I am raising the stakes right now, … If this is a poker game, I am shoving my chips right in the middle of the table. I am raising the ante. Anybody who wants out, can get out. This team is going to the playoffs. OK? This team is going to the playoffs. — Jim Fassel

God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of the players, (ie everybody), to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time. — Terry Pratchett

Johnny Quads is at the top of his field as a writer, editor and a player. His hiring means we are raising the stakes in the world of poker publishing. — Dan Jacobs

I think it’s a great team. You get a chance to talk about poker with some great players and there’s a feeling of team spirit. — Brian Jensen

We are thrilled to be offering our readers the chance to partake in these rewarding and extraordinary bonus deals, and can’t wait to see them take on the pros at this year’s World Series, We hope the experiences they have battling James Woods heads-up at Hollywood Poker later this year serve to further prepare them for the Main Event. Woods is as respected at the green felt table as he is on the silver screen, and will no doubt give both of our winners a run for their money! — David Williams

New blood coming into poker is good for everybody. It is good for the industry, good for casinos and the players on the tour. We’re seeing a lot of young guys win and there is a lot of money out there. — Mike Sexton

If I proved tonight the head of a large organized crime family or a triple murderer was involved in the video poker business in South Carolina, there is nothing I could do about it, — Robert Stewart

Poker is an endurance sport and we have just made it harder, no one can doubt that playing poker in subzero temperatures, with very little light, requires the utmost concentration, patience and mental stamina. — Peter Marcus

I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker and tell stories about the stuff I’ve been through. And I’m still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire. — Gary Paulsen

On the surface, an occasional made-for-TV poker event could possibly bring a lot of positive exposure to downtown Las Vegas. — Rob Stillwell

My biggest problem in live games is that I love the game so much and I don’t think I ever met a poker player I didn’t fundamentally like – even if they’re screaming and they’re acting like real jerks. — James Woods

Poker Night Live will give online players the rare opportunity to showcase their poker skills on live television. River Belle is the ultimate entertainment portal and we are very excited to share it with the Canadian market. — Tim Johnson

Playing poker in their Quonset hut on Tinian, killing the last hours of the preatomic age. — Peter Goldman

I am really looking forward to the Borgata Poker Open this year. The stakes will be higher, there will be more talent, and I always enjoy the energy, atmosphere and people at Borgata. It is one of my favorite destinations on the tour. — David Williams

We’re one of the fastest growing poker sites on the web today and we’re really excited about dealing over 300 million hands to our players. We’re pretty passionate about ensuring our players have the best possible experience when they’re playing online at AbsolutePoker.com so we’ve recently given them the option to easily customize their tables and we’ve also made some back-end technical improvements. — Mike Edwards

We have no problem with competition. We are happy to take on competitors. But it’s a different story when you are playing poker with somebody who’s already seen your cards. — Mark Dunkerley

Never again will your fates be tossed around like poker chips on a bargaining table, — Madeline Albright

Whenever somebody folds, say, ‘Good laydown.’ It encourages them to fold on a later hand because it makes them feel like you had the best hand even if you were bluffing. It’s an odd form of flattery that seems to work at the poker table. — Cheryl Hines

My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening – corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year. — Emanuel Steward

Without a doubt, poker is driving U.S. tourists to Las Vegas, Atlantic City and river boats. A safer bet, pun intended, is to invest in actual casinos. — Todd Campbell

Nobody’s taught me. I read … some poker book I checked out of the library. I read about it so I’d have some idea of the rules of the game, so I wouldn’t make a fool out of myself. — Chris Mudd

We exchanged photographs three months later and in January I went to Vegas for some temp attorney work, to play some poker and meet Jackie. The day before we met, we actually spoke on the telephone for the first time. I knew we had a connection, but didn’t know where it would go. I’d never met anyone on the Internet before, let alone on a poker site. We only used IM for such a long time, but I felt the closeness between us. — Gary Suffir

On number two you really felt for him. It helped us (Mize and Ben Crane) because he’s not losing it out there. He’d be a really good poker player because you can’t tell how he’s doing. — Larry Mize

He should be playing on ESPN poker because he’s been very close to the vest. — Larry Bowa

I am a pretty good poker player, and I’d say the odds are 2-1 that the president is going to sign a bill this year. Obviously, it’s going to be modified and amended, but I think it has real power and I believe the president will sign a version very close to this bill sometime this calendar year. — Joe Barton

Poker is both math and instinct, and CEOs understand the bottom line and the odds. But knowing the numbers is not enough, they have to know how to read people, something they do every day in the boardroom. — Maria Gomez

Whilst the online gaming market and poker in particular continues to show strong year-on-year growth, the rate of growth is continuing to moderate, — Richard Segal

I do have a tendency to talk a lot at the poker table, which throws people off because they spend a lot of time trying to read me. But I talk a lot when I have a good hand and when I have a bad hand, too. Sometimes it annoys people so much they can’t wait to get out of the tournament. And that can only be good for me. — Cheryl Hines

Wild Jack made a conscious decision to make the final table open only to feeder satellite winners. For as little as $11 or $22, a player will win a poker trip worth over $3,000. And with nominal buy-in fees, we plan on seeing a lot of our regulars, as well as newcomers who find poker boot camps appealing. — Mary Wise

With the growing popularity of televised poker shows such as World Poker Tour, poker has become a mainstream sport. By partnering with the trusted World Poker Tour brand, we are bringing both gamers and poker fans alike the most realistic poker experience available. And now that World Poker Tour will be available on the PSP, gamers can enjoy the game wherever they go. — Greg Thomas

He doesn’t play golf or poker like most players. He loves the outdoors. One thing about Ryan, he takes excellent care of himself. He doesn’t stay out late and abuse himself. His interests are different. I do think he’ll have a good year. He knows what’s at stake. — Bruce Bochy

We look forward to welcoming them on to the Partypoker.com Million V for their honeymoon where company spokesman and leading poker ambassador Mike Sexton (World Poker Tour) will toast to their future happiness. — Warren Lush

On his person he had a list of video poker machine locations and betting sheets. — Brendan Conway

Obviously, we hope to attract some of the top professional players. Some of these poker professionals have become rock stars, so we hope they come and check out our room. — Kathy Raymond

I used to sports gamble a lot and I was getting killed on that but then I found poker and really enjoyed it. But it was a hobby more than anything else. I played it every day but only on pretty small stakes. — Chris Moneymaker

Poker … hmmm. That’s one you don’t hear about every day. — John Morrill

I would never bet against Warren Buffett if I were sitting at a poker table with him. — Tony Ross

We had a lucky poker chip that my granddaughter gave me and I rubbed that the whole time for good luck. — Charlie Fehrenbach

We’ve already got the hats, the T-shirts. We’ve got poker cigarette lighters, poker card holders and posters. The one thing they’ve missed out on of everything they’ve put out is that they’ve forgot to put out a book of how to run a card room. — Howard Schwartz

He was famous for saying, ?Deal me in (for the highest game in the room) as soon as he walked into a poker room without even knowing what the game was or who was playing. — Mike Sexton

Poker is a game where you don’t have to have the best hand to win. Poker is really reading other people and reading human emotion, which certainly comes into play in business. — Charlie Ergen

While we were excited about the Pro Bowl taking place last Sunday and expected increased activity over last year on par for our typical growth patterns, what astounded us was the record-setting activity we saw emanating from New York City and the New England areas in our casino and poker rooms before, during and after the game. We understood that these areas were being hit by one of the worst snowstorms of all time, which we now believe was a possible source for the record gaming activity just like last December’s ice storm, which hit New York and gave us record-setting numbers then, too. — Robert Evans

I’ve read the poker books, but at this point, everybody who’s playing has read the poker books. I feel like I’m knowledgeable enough to understand what’s going on in the game, and I understand why I suck. And I’m not sure if I’ll ever rise beyond that to the level where I don’t suck. — Ira Glass

If that were the case, then why did you bring the appeal? … Why did you carry it through? It’s like playing a game of poker and if you lose the hand, saying well, let’s negotiate the pie. — Frank McKenna

You know, whenever somebody comes in, in any situation – whether it’s a poker game or a bobsled team or a band – it’s gonna change things. And sometimes significantly. — Les Claypool

What makes poker work on television are the personalities, the players, their idiosyncrasies, their conversations, their body language, their humor. And darts has many of the same built-in factors. So we’re gonna roll the dice. — Mark Shapiro

Where that integration exists is where the poker market is going — the mix of celebrity and average Joes. — David Briggs

I felt like I was suffering from the ‘impostor syndrome. But now I know I can really play. These women were extremely tough pros with blood lust at the poker table. — Jennifer Tilly

Poker has leveled out, but new players are gradually coming in; just not as fast. We’ve developed two kinds of players – those who like the cash tables, and tournament players. It’s two different styles of play. — Jay Tigner

Ninety percent of the hands aren’t shown in a poker game. — Doyle Brunson

World Series of Poker fans around the world can now experience our unique blend of thrills and excitement on their mobile phone. These products are official, authentic, and — like our tournament — the real deal. — Jeffrey Pollack

He was a full-time mortgage-broker and poker was a pursuit. He was doing about four or five hours a week, just like we would play tennis or watch TV. — Peter Donovan

I started playing poker in 2003 during my pregnancy, to distract myself from my awful morning sickness. For months all I did was cry and play Texas Hold’em. — Cheryl Hines

Fueled by a poker craze, the growth of broadband, and television coverage, online gambling is quickly moving to the mainstream. — Ben Macklin

People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker — Mary Austin

Online poker operators are facing increasing competition at all levels. The World Poker Congress will highlight the strategies, products and services that will help any online poker room stay at the top of their game. — Sue Schneider

When we have standardized rules, everybody will benefit from it. There really is no uniformity right now and one of the problems with poker is that it has exploded to the point where more and more of these tournaments are sprouting up. We need to get them all on the same page. — Jesse Jones

What scares me the most is that both the poker bot and Dropbox started out as distractions. That little voice in my head was telling me where to go, and the whole time I was telling it to shut up so I could get back to work. Sometimes that little voice knows best. — Drew Houston

The principal reason for the universe’s poker face is that its constituents are far away. Stars careen through space, and galaxies spin at speeds thousands of times faster than a jet plane. But given their distance, you’d need the patience of Job to notice much change in their appearance or position. — Seth Shostak

The competition has improved tremendously. In 2003, I could teach a guy how to play poker in an hour and he could win some money. Today, it would take days. The game has gotten so much tougher. So I will spend my time with my family and play when I can. — Chris Moneymaker

Joe is the kind of person that will not show his emotions. He probably could have been the greatest poker player alive if he had chosen to do that. He’s the epitome of that phrase: ‘Never let them see you sweat. — Bernie Williams

Poker has become a cultural phenomenon as shown by the increasing popularity of the World Poker Tour television series. The World Poker Tour brand is an integral part of our game as it brings unmatched credibility and familiarity to millions of poker fans. With the integration of World Poker Tour pros, commentators and presentation elements, the World Poker Tour video game delivers the most authentic poker experience found on any gaming platform. — Greg Thomas

PokerPadz allows the online player to shuffle, stack, roll and even bounce their poker chips while deciding if ‘count chip69’ is bluffing or really does have the nuts, … PokerPadz Mouse Pad helps online players new to live action gear up for a real casino tournament. Practicing those chip tricks at home will let everyone at the table think you have been at the live games your whole life. — Kevin King

The price of poker will go up. We cannot settle and will not agree to stay in the same place we are. — Gene Upshaw

I’m a learning poker player. In certain races, we didn’t show our best athletes or used our second best runners on the sled. You can gain a lot of confidence in races by seeing how much you can accomplish. Then you think how much better you can do once you put in the best. — Pierre Lueders

I can never have a poker face. Anybody looking at me can tell exactly what I’m thinking. — Gena Rowlands

Matt’s got a good poker face. You can’t tell what’s going on. — Mike Hass

Online poker has served as a learning platform for many players who have now started to take part in poker tournaments in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and elsewhere. The online poker rooms are less intimidating for many new players and serve as a stepping stone for their move to land-based poker rooms. — Calvin Ayre

Comedy isn’t necessarily all dialogue. Think of Buster Keaton: the poker face and all this chaos going on all around him. Sometimes it’s a question of timing, of the proper rhythm. — Clint Eastwood

One of the downsides of being a poker pro is that people see exactly how you play. — Jason Alexander

Poker players are going to play anyway. Might as well have that money go to something good. In a home game, it’s going to go into someone’s pocket. — Brad Lewis

Initial feedback we got from people was that Poker could and should be a product in its own right. For us, that was definitely a case of us not seeing the forest for the trees since we are Poker nuts. — Tim Page

When I hear people like Wes Hayes say in the appeal that the tribe is trying to use video poker as leverage to get a bingo game at Santee, in some sense that’s right. — Jay Bender

Parents are now talking about kids staying home playing poker instead of going out to movies. It opened up this whole other area. — Robert Thompson

No poker face. They keys for us are just like always n ball security, avoid mental mistakes and be physical on the offensive side. — Mark Hutson

The popularity of poker is absolutely phenomenal. It is head and shoulders over other types of college gambling. — Elizabeth George

Poker has the feeling of a sport but you don’t have to do push-ups, … How to Cheat Your Friends at Poker: The Wisdom of Dickie Richmond. — Penn Jillette

I didn’t give nothing to nobody. I was over at the store drinking coffee, and he asked me if he could put my name down. Whenever he asked me, I really didn’t think nothing of it. It was something about the poker machines. — Thomas Crowley

ESPN has this problem with sports, it’s impossible to fill 24 hours with sports programming so they have to resort to things like poker and arm wrestling tournaments. — Drew Curtis

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