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gam·bling

 (găm′blĭng)
n.
1. The activity of playing a game for stakes or betting on an uncertain outcome.
2. The business of operating facilities where such activities take place.

Gambling

See also chance; games

a system of betting used at horseracing tracks under which holders of winning tickets divide the total amount wagered in proportion to their wagers.
a devotee of games involving dice.
the casting of lots, as in a gambling game.
a machine used in pari-mutuel betting for posting odds and results.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gambling - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)gambling - 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"
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
sporting life - active interest in gambling on sports events
wager, bet - the act of gambling; "he did it on a bet"
gambling game, game of chance - a game that involves gambling
vice - a specific form of evildoing; "vice offends the moral standards of the community"
throw - casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

gambling

noun betting, gaming, punting, wagering The most characteristic form of English gambling is betting through a bookmaker.
Translations
مُقَامَرَةمُقامَرَه
hazardhazardní hrahra
hasardspilspil
uhkapeli
kockanje
szerencsejáték
òátttaka í fjárhættuspili/veîmálum
ギャンブル
도박
hazardná hra
igra na srečo
hasardspel
การพนัน
liên quan đến đánh bạc

gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ]
A. Njuego m
gambling on the Stock Exchangeespeculación f en la Bolsa
B. CPD gambling debts NPLdeudas fpl de juego
gambling den Ngarito m, casa f de juego
gambling losses NPLpérdidas fpl de juego
gambling man N I'm not a gambling manyo no juego

gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ] njeu m
He likes gambling → Il aime le jeu.gambling man n (= gambler) → joueur m
Are you a gambling man, Mr Graham? → Êtes-vous joueur, M. Graham?

gambling

nSpielen nt(um Geld); (on horses etc) → Wetten nt; to disapprove of gamblinggegen das Glückspiel/Wetten sein

gambling

[ˈgæmblɪŋ] ngioco (d'azzardo)

gamble

(ˈgӕmbl) verb
to risk losing money on the result of a horse-race etc.
noun
(something which involves) a risk. The whole business was a bit of a gamble.
ˈgambler noun
ˈgambling noun
take a gamble
to do something risky in the hope that it will succeed.

gambling

مُقَامَرَة hazardní hra hasardspil Glücksspiel τζόγος juego uhkapeli jeu kockanje gioco d'azzardo ギャンブル 도박 gokken gambling hazard jogo de azar азартная игра hasardspel การพนัน kumar liên quan đến đánh bạc 赌博

gambling

n juego (apostando); — addiction (fam) adicción f al juego
References in classic literature ?
Their laws were gambling laws--how to play the game.
Had I been playing for myself, I think I should have left at once, and never have embarked upon gambling at all, for I could feel my heart beginning to beat, and my heart was anything but cold-blooded.
The only excesses indulged in by this temperate and exemplary people, appear to be gambling and horseracing.
He had looked on at a great deal of gambling in Paris, watching it as if it had been a disease.
In a row, against the opposite wall, were the gambling games.
Dolokhov, who had reappeared that year in Moscow after his exile and his Persian adventures, and was leading a life of luxury, gambling, and dissipation, associated with his old Petersburg comrade Kuragin and made use of him for his own ends.
In fact, I have no intention of going there again, since every one is for gambling, and for nothing but gambling.
A FARMER being about to die, and knowing that during his illness his Sons had permitted the vineyard to become overgrown with weeds while they improved the shining hour by gambling with the doctor, said to them:
A great portion of their time is passed in revelry, music, dancing, and gambling.
He brought back one or two new habits with him, one of which he rather openly practiced--tippling--but concealed another, which was gambling.
You were gambling with poor old Monty for his daughter's picture against a bottle of brandy.
Though Frascati's and the Salon were open at that time in Paris, the mania for play was so widely spread that the public gambling-rooms did not suffice for the general ardour, and gambling went on in private houses as much as if there had been no public means for gratifying the passion.