What does gambling mean?

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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. Mike Yang:

    Before, it was more like hard-core gambling, now it's just a fun thing for me.

  2. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

    Illegal gambling is not a victimless crime, it preys on peoples’ vulnerabilities and directly leads to money laundering, loansharking and a host of other crimes.

  3. Jeb Bush:

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

  4. Judy Elton:

    Someone called (the state) and was concerned, if you pay to play and win prizes, that's considered gambling. We thought that only applied to cash prizes. These people only win a pack of toilet paper or a can of peaches.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    For a timely sweet and beautiful; however, permanently, the life-sucking virus, and cruelty which factually, lineage and design the ways for the interest on money that, one borrows and loans from banks, and whatever such other gambling establishments. Indeed, each one is a slave, victim, and even a prisoner of banking interest accordingly; thus, only the bankers hold the global ownership and public breathes in a rental life with tax.

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