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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. gamblingnoun

    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.

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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. Erin Lowry:

    If you aren't totally sure how the stock market works and if your parents were burned in 2008, you look at it as gambling.

  2. Jeb Bush in 1998:

    I am opposed to casino gambling in this state and I am opposed whether it is on Indian property or otherwise ... The people have spoken and I support their position.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

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

  4. David Dollar:

    He's taking a big risk, he's gambling that the economy is strong enough and the Fed will be reactive enough that he can wave these commercial and currency wars and come out a winner without damaging the economy too much but he may be kidding himself.

  5. Guo Meimei:

    I shouldn't have participated in gambling, but I don't think my actions constituted (a) crime, i know I have made mistakes, and I'm truly regretful.

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