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  • Founders Brewery giveaway

    Last post: Dan on 19.08.13 at 08:58 | Started by Judy on 12.08.13

    Last in, lucky lucky winner! Love beer. More about Founders Brewery giveaway

  • It pays to push your luck with Instant Kiwi.

    Last post: Dan on 08.06.12 at 17:32 | Started by Darren on 03.06.12


    Money won is twice as sweet as money earned. ~From the movie The Color of Money

    If you ain't just a little scared when you enter a casino, you are either very rich or you haven't studied the games enough. ~VP Pappy

    For most men (till by losing rendered sager)
    Will back their own opinions by a wager.
    ~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Beppo"

    Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something. ~Wilson Mizner

    The subject of gambling is all encompassing. It combines man's natural play instinct with his desire to know about his fate and his future. ~Franz Rosenthal, Gambling in Islam, 1975

    The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet. ~Damon Runyon, "More Than Somewhat," in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11, "I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all."

    In a bet there is a fool and a thief. ~Proverb

    The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. ~Kin Hubbard

    Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage. ~Gloria Steinem

    The typical gambler might not really understand the probabilistic nuances of the wheel or the dice, but such things seem a bit more tractable than, say, trying to raise a child in this lunatic society of ours. ~Arthur S. Reber, The New Gambler's Bible

    No wife can endure a gambling husband, unless he is a steady winner. ~Thomas Robert Dewar

    The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice is so pleasurable, that I assume it must be evil. ~Heywood Broun

    If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time. ~Chinese Proverb

    There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one. ~Jack Yelton

    Baccarat is a game whereby the croupier gathers in money with a flexible sculling oar, then rakes it home. If I could have borrowed his oar I would have stayed. ~Mark Twain

    In most betting shops you will see three windows marked "Bet Here," but only one window with the legend "Pay Out." ~Jeffrey Bernard

    A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope. ~William Bolitho

    I met with an accident on the way to the track; I arrived safely. ~Joe E. Lewis

    In the case of an earthquake hitting Las Vegas, be sure to go straight to the Keno Lounge. Nothing ever gets hit there. ~Author Unknown

    Man is a gaming animal. He must always be trying to get the better in something or other. ~Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, 1823

    Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit. ~R.E. Shay

    The house doesn't beat the player. It just gives him the opportunity to beat himself. ~Nick Dandalos

    Dear Lord, help me to break even. I need the money. ~Author Unknown

    A race track is a place where windows clean people. ~Danny Thomas

    You cannot beat a roulette table unless you steal money from it. ~Albert Einstein

    A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to us than the 99 which we had to work for, and the money won at Faro or in the stock market snuggles into our hearts in the same way. ~Mark Twain

    Casinos and prostitutes have the same thing in common; they are both trying to screw you out of your money and send you home with a smile on you face. ~VP Pappy

    Luck never gives; it only lends. ~Swedish Proverb

    By gaming we lose both our time and treasure - two things most precious to the life of man. ~Owen Felltham

    At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons. ~Chinese Proverb

    Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math. ~Author Unknown

    You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. ~Will Rogers

    No dog can go as fast as the money you bet on him. ~Bud Flanagan

    Horse racing is animated roulette. ~Roger Kahn

    I bet on a horse at ten-to-one. It didn't come in until half-past five. ~Henny Youngman

    One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds. ~Dan Bennett

    A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time. ~Author Unknown

    The better the gambler, the worse the man. ~Publilius Syrus

    A number of moralists condemn lotteries and refuse to see anything noble in the passion of the ordinary gambler. They judge gambling as some atheists judge religion, by its excesses. ~Charles Lamb, Essays of Elia, 1832

    There is but one good throw upon the dice, which is, to throw them away. ~Author Unknown

    Games of chance are traps to catch school boy novies and gaping country squires, who begin with a guinea and end with a mortgage. ~Author Unknown

    Betting is the manure to which the enormous crop of horse-races and racehorse breeding in this and other countries is to a large extent due. ~Richard Blackmore, The Jockey Club and its Founders, 1891

    Horse sense is a good judgment which keeps horses from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields

    The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling. ~Ambrose Bierce

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  • Win a Double Pass to the Prometheus Premier!

    Last post: Dan on 29.05.12 at 15:32 | Started by Dan on 29.05.12

    Hell Yeyah! - AUCKLAND More about Win a Double Pass to the Prometheus Premier!

  • Is NZ big enough to have it's own reality TV show?

    Last post: Dan on 05.04.12 at 14:34 | Started by Gazza on 02.04.12

    Outstanding! More about Is NZ big enough to have it's own reality TV show?

  • Get home safe with Motogo

    Last post: Dan on 01.03.12 at 19:52 | Started by GHODST on 29.02.12

    Smart idea! Very cool - Folding moped get me in the draw! More about Get home safe with Motogo

  • Zac Guildford - Say It Ain't So!

    Last post: Dan on 14.11.11 at 07:42 | Started by DeeDee on 13.11.11

    Yeah love our knee jerk media, makes them money that's all they care about. More about Zac Guildford - Say It Ain't So!

  • Grow Your Mo with Philips and Win

    Last post: Dan on 27.10.11 at 09:33 | Started by JasonMantis on 22.10.11

    I've got half a dozen classics in so far >> http://www.getfrank.co.nz/philips-submitted-shots More about Grow Your Mo with Philips and Win

  • Grow Your Mo Gallery

    Last post: Dan on 24.10.11 at 10:24 | Started by Dan on 24.10.11

    Too cool! More about Grow Your Mo Gallery

  • Accommodation needed in Tauranga next weekend for the cleanup...

    Last post: Dan on 13.10.11 at 22:04 | Started by JasonMantis on 13.10.11

    Much respect! More about Accommodation needed in Tauranga next weekend for the cleanup...

  • Steve Jobs dies....

    Last post: Dan on 06.10.11 at 13:47 | Started by JasonMantis on 06.10.11

    No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

    Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

    - Steve Jobs R.I.P.
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