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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Richard Lochhead:

    Scotland is known around the world for our beautiful natural environment - and banning growing genetically modified crops will protect and further enhance our clean, green status, there is no evidence of significant demand for GM products by Scottish consumers and I am concerned that allowing GM crops to be grown in Scotland would damage our clean and green brand, thereby gambling with the future of our 14 billion-pound ($22 billion) food and drink sector.

  2. Rotolady:

    Want a better economy and a lower unemployment rate? Quit pretending you can stop people from gambling online.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    Gambling promises the poor what property performs for the rich--something for nothing.

  4. Shawn Smeallie:

    They are more of a casino and gambling company and anything that may remotely smell of additional costs or regulation, they are not interested in.

  5. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    Losing in any game is not gambling, but losing yourself is.

Images & Illustrations of gambling

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