What does gambling mean?

Definitions for gambling
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. gambling(Noun)

    An activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gambling

    of Gamble

Freebase

  1. Gambling

    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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gambling

    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.

How to pronounce gambling?

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How to say gambling in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gambling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gambling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gambling in a Sentence

  1. Vince Cable:

    In any circumstance it is hard to justify, but more so given the money comes from people struggling with compulsive gambling, this is an industry body needing tighter regulation. We have started high-stake gaming machines. We now need to move into online gambling, and curbing the advertising around it.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    He asked Florida to have casino gambling and we said no.

  3. Charlie Ebersol:

    Ultimately I think gambling is going to become a staple of professional sports, we have built a data capture and manifestation platform that's capable of standardizing the delivery of that data to gambling houses and fantasy leagues.

  4. Chief Superintendent Chan Lok-wing:

    The number of seizures is the highest and most significant amongst similar operations in recent years. The SOGA operations are important for tackling not just illegal gambling, but also the organised networks behind this and other types of crime.

  5. Roger Healy:

    If you are not diversifying you are not investing — you're gambling, you can't overdo this.

Images & Illustrations of gambling

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