gamble away

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To such a pitch of excitement are they sometimes roused, that they gamble away everything they possess, even to their wives and children.
MICHAEL CHOPRA: Blackpool striker had to hide in a pile of snow from gangsters who he claimed owed them money MATTHEW ETHERINGTON: On away trips with West Ham, would gamble away a week's wages (around PS20k) in the card school.
But as desperately as the state needs additional money to avoid slashing important programs to the bone, increasing its gambling empire and tantalizing even more Oregonians to gamble away their rent, mortgage and food money isn't the answer.
CORONATION Street's bumbling butcher Fred Elliot is set to gamble away his family butcher's shop.
Many events depicted in the film really happened: The Sheridans were actually stopped for speeding after they crossed the Canadian border; Sheridan did gamble away the rent money to try to win an E.
The typical casino is surrounded by pawn shops, "paycheck loan" services, and other institutions devoted to impulsive liquidation of personal and family assets by gambling addicts who, unlike Bill Bennett, often gamble away their family's "milk money.
Does this mean that the government wants to gamble away the motive and wish of citizens who have emphasized in all conducted researches that the European integration processes are equalized with the fight for the territorial integrity?
They expect us t o p ay them wodges of cash so they can continue to gamble away our funds and t a x e s.
Ken worries Peter will gamble away Simon's inheritance.
Nobody sets out in the morning planning to ruin their life and gamble away far more than they can afford, but it happens.
He added that legitimate gambling interests endorsed the bill because they did not want competition from unregulated internet activity in which "children can log on and gamble away a credit card account".