Is there an idiom or expression saying or implying that gambling is a good thing? I am pretty sure there are idioms about gambling, but I am not sure if any of them are "positive".

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    I am not going to answer because I do not know a saying that specifically advocates gambling, but there are certainly sayings that advocate enjoying life while it lasts, e,g. you can't take it with you and enjoy it while you can. The wonderful thing about folk sayings is that they almost always come in contrary pairs so you can find an adage to support any position. I suspect that with reference to gambling there is something similar to It's better to have loved and lost than never loved at all. Jun 5, 2020 at 4:34
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    I think some context about what you're trying to say would be helpful.
    – svangordon
    Jun 5, 2020 at 5:17

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The following idiom has a positive connotation about taking risks:

Nothing ventured, nothing gained:

  • If you don't risk anything, you won't gain anything.



There is

you've gotta be in it, to win it


The implication is that you should gamble as that's the only way to win! Lotteries and the like often use this.

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