What does gambling mean?

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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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    Karen
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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. Anuj Somany:

    When illiterates or ordinary mass play it on the streets, it is called gambling ;but if the similar sort of game is played by educated people wearing ties, suits & boots, then it is termed as stock market trading.

  2. Roger Healy:

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

  3. Dermot Shea:

    We'll go where the evidence leads us, but it's a little preliminary to make speculation whether it's a gambling dispute, whether it's a robbery, but that will unfold as the day goes on.

  4. Rose Marie:

    They were all going, ‘ You’re our Baby ! ’ and then Uncle Al Capone picked me up in Uncle Al Capone arms and said, ‘ We love you Baby. From now on, you call me uncle Al. ’ I said, ‘ Sure, why not ? Ok, uncle Al. ’ … At that time every hotel or popular place, gambling place, was owned by one of the boys, or ran by one of the boys. And I knew them all from going from one place to another doing my act.

  5. Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert:

    Both of us are gambling here, us on the makeup of the air wing, and Boeing on keeping the line going.

Images & Illustrations of gambling

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