Gambling
Gamble \Gam"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Gambled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gambling}.] [Dim. of game. See 2d {Game}.] To play or game for money or other stake. [1913 Webster]

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  • GAMBLING — was known to the ancient world. Games of chance were an appreciated pastime, often turning into addiction, among the Greeks – Herodotus relates that the Lydians supposedly invented some games (History 1:94); among the Romans, who are known to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Gambling — • The staking of money or other thing of value on the issue of a game of chance Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gambling     Gambling      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • gambling — gam‧bling [ˈgæmblɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the practice of risking money or possessions on the result of something uncertain, for example a card game or a race: • The lottery is probably the most popular form of gambling. • He wants to outlaw… …   Financial and business terms

  • gambling — n. [p. pr. of {gamble}.] the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); as, his gambling cost him a fortune. Syn: gaming, play. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gambling — index speculation (risk) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 gambling …   Law dictionary

  • Gambling — Gamble redirects here. For other uses, see Gamble (disambiguation). Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. 1594 Ga …   Wikipedia

  • Gambling — ➡ nightlife * * * Betting or staking of something of value on the outcome of a game or event. Commonly associated with gambling are horse racing, boxing, numerous playing card and dice games, cockfighting, jai alai, recreational billiards and… …   Universalium

  • gambling — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ compulsive, pathological (esp. AmE), problem ▪ He went to a psychiatrist about his compulsive gambling. ▪ illegal ▪ The police are trying to stop all illegal gambling …   Collocations dictionary

  • gambling — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Games of chance Nouns 1. gambling, gaming, risk, betting, dicing, bookmaking, speculation, laying odds; bet, stake, wager, ante, pot, pool, kitty, bank, progressive betting, betting system, spread;… …   English dictionary for students

  • gambling —    It is estimated that Spaniards are the biggest gamblers in Europe and the third biggest in the world, after Americans and Filipinos. Among the figures on which this judgement is based is one showing that in 1991 gamblers lost a total amounting …   Encyclopedia of contemporary Spanish culture

  • gambling — gam|bling [ˈgæmblıŋ] n [U] when people risk money or possessions on the result of something which is not certain, such as a card game or a horse race →↑betting ▪ The lottery is probably the most popular form of gambling. ▪ gambling debts ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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