Definitions for gambling
gambling, gaming, play(noun)
the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
"his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
An activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An activity distinguished primarily by an element of risk in trying to obtain a desired goal, e.g., playing a game of chance for money.
Translations for gambling
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(something which involves) a risk
The whole business was a bit of a gamble.
- jogoPortuguese (BR)
- hazard, hra (riziko)Czech
- das SpielenGerman
- jeu (d'argent)French
- जुआ खेलनाHindi
- þátttaka í fjárhættuspili/veðmálumIcelandic
- gioco d'azzardoItalian
- azartinis lošimasLithuanian
- het gokkenDutch
- hasardspill, gambling, spekulasjonNorwegian
- joc de norocRomanian
- азартные игрыRussian
- hazardná hraSlovak
- hazardna igraSlovenian
- kumar (oynama)Turkish
- 賭博Chinese (Trad.)
- азартна граUkrainian
- trò cờ bạcVietnamese
- 赌博Chinese (Simp.)
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