A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 26, 2017
“You only have a gambling problem if you lose” ("It’s only a gambling problem if you’re losing")

"It’s only a gambling problem is you’re losing” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “It’s only a gambling problem if you lose...!” was posted on the newsgroup rec.aviation.owning on December 24, 2002. “It’s only a ‘gambling problem’ if you’re losing.....Mike Doyle” was posted on the newsgroup rec.games.pinball on February 10, 2006.

“It’s only a gambling addiction if you keep losing. Otherwise, it’s a high paying career” is a related saying.


Google Groups: rec.aviation.owning
Santa Claus is back…
Montblack
12/24/02
(...)
Montblack
(It’s only a gambling problem if you lose...!)

Google Groups: rec.games.pinball
Why Stern may have made the right gamble
kilke...@aol.com
2/10/06
It’s only a “gambling problem” if you’re losing.....
Mike Doyle

Twitter
Dave Cynkin‏
@DaveCynkin
Replying to @Jason
@JasonCalacanis Nice goin’! Remember, it’s only a gambling problem if you lose. :D
3:17 AM - 28 May 2008

6 December 2008, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “We translate the week’s news into ‘tweets’: 140 characters or less” by James Janega, pg. 3:
Illinois casinos--losing revenue--blame a smoking ban, not recession, but prove a rule: It’s only a gambling problem if you’re LOSING cash.

Twitter
Mike‏
@mike_exe
Replying to @nawtykitty
@nawtykitty You only have a “gambling problem” if you’re losing, right?
11:53 PM - 23 Sep 2009

Twitter
Jeff Schroth‏
@Zerbet
The Kid’s xmas present for her dad: a t-shirt that says “It’s only a gambling problem if you’re losing.” I love my family.
11:18 AM - 25 Dec 2009

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
You only have a gambling problem if you lose.
submitted November 6, 2015 by BecauseIwantedtodoit

Facebook
The Ressies Footballer
February 17, 2017 ·
“It’s only a gambling problem if you lose, and as you can see - I’ve won $10 bucks...”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 • Permalink