Definitions for gambling
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word gambling.
gambling, gaming, playnoun
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.
Gambling is the act of betting or wagering on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning additional money or material goods. It typically involves an element of risk, as the outcome is often determined by chance. This can include activities like lotteries, casino games, sports betting, or online games.
Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Gambling thus requires three elements be present: consideration, chance and prize. Typically, the outcome of the wager is evident within a short period. The term gaming in this context typically refers to instances in which the activity has been specifically permitted by law. The two words are not mutually exclusive; i.e., a “gaming” company offers “gambling” activities to the public and may be regulated by one of many gaming control boards, for example, the Nevada Gaming Control Board. However, this distinction is not universally observed in the English-speaking world. For instance, in the UK, the regulator of gambling activities is called the Gambling Commission. Also, the word gaming is frequently used to describe activities that do not involve wagering, especially online. Gambling is also a major international commercial activity, with the legal gambling market totaling an estimated $335 billion in 2009. In other forms, gambling can be conducted with materials which have a value, but are not real money. For example, players of marbles games might wager marbles, and likewise games of Pogs or Magic: The Gathering can be played with the collectible game pieces as stakes, resulting in a meta-game regarding the value of a player's collection of pieces.
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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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gambling is ranked #133048 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Gambling surname appeared 127 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gambling.
88.9% or 113 total occurrences were White.
4.7% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
3.9% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.
The numerical value of gambling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of gambling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Go around asking a lot of damfool questions and taking chances. Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities, and only by gambling can we take advantage of them.
The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
This is gambling with the planet.
Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich--something for nothing.
Another great evil arising from this desire to be thought rich; or rather, from the desire not to be thought poor, is the destructive thing which has been honored by the name of speculation; but which ought to be called Gambling.
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- Glücksspiel, SpielenGerman
- jeu de hasard, pari, gamblingFrench
- giochi d'azzardo, gamblingItalian
- 賭博, 博打Japanese
- 도박, 賭博Korean
- jogos de azar, jogo de azarPortuguese
- азартная игра, игорный бизнес, гэмблингRussian
- జూదము, జూదంTelugu
- đổ bác, 賭博Vietnamese
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