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gam·ing

 (gā′mĭng)
n.
1. Gambling, especially casino gambling.
2. The playing of games, especially video games.

gaming

(ˈɡeɪmɪŋ)
n
(Gambling, except Cards)
a. gambling on games of chance
b. (as modifier): gaming house; gaming losses.

gam•ing

(ˈgeɪ mɪŋ)

n.
1. gambling.
2. the playing of games, esp. those developed to help solve problems.
[1495–1505]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gaming - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)gaming - 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"
Translations

gaming

[ˈgeɪmɪŋ]
A. Njuego m
B. CPD gaming house Ncasa f de juego
gaming laws NPLleyes fpl reguladoras del juego

gaming

[ˈgeɪmɪŋ]
n
(= gambling) → jeu m, jeux mpl d'argent
(with computer games)jeux mpl
modif [laws] → des jeux; [industry] → du jeu gaming licence, gaming tablegaming licence nautorisation f de pratiquer des jeux d'argentgaming table ntable f de jeu

gaming

n = gambling; gaming machineSpielautomat m; gaming console (Comput) → Spiel(e)konsole f

gaming

[ˈgeɪmɪŋ] n (frm) (old) → gioco d'azzardo

gaming

n (euph) juego (apostando)
References in classic literature ?
All voting is a sort of gaming, like checkers or backgammon, with a slight moral tinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions; and betting naturally accompanies it.
It produced the sum necessary to pay his gaming debts, and saved him from exposure to his uncle and another smashing of the will.
In fact, fortune changed; and as the king began to lose what he had won, he was not sorry to find an excuse for playing Charlemagne--if we may use a gaming phrase of whose origin we confess our ignorance.
And in the wretched state of his own finances, there was a very powerful motive for secrecy, in addition to his fear of discovery by Lydia's relations, for it had just transpired that he had left gaming debts behind him to a very considerable amount.
She looked about her with due consideration, and found almost everything in his favour: a park, a real park, five miles round, a spacious modern-built house, so well placed and well screened as to deserve to be in any collection of engravings of gentlemen's seats in the kingdom, and wanting only to be completely new furnished--pleasant sisters, a quiet mother, and an agreeable man himself--with the advantage of being tied up from much gaming at present by a promise to his father, and of being Sir Thomas hereafter.
In fact, it almost upset my balance, and I entered the gaming rooms with an angry feeling at my heart.
I thought I often observed besides how right my guardian was in what he had said, and that the uncertainties and delays of the Chancery suit had imparted to his nature something of the careless spirit of a gamester who felt that he was part of a great gaming system.
All men avail themselves of such means as they can, to add this extraordinary power to their normal powers; and to this end they prize conversation, music, pictures, sculpture, dancing, theatres, travelling, war, mobs, fires, gaming, politics, or love, or science, or animal intoxication,--which are several coarser or finer quasi-mechanical substitutes for the true nectar, which is the ravishment of the intellect by coming nearer to the fact.
I'll be my brother the archdeacon, if that keeps me from gaming; gaming by day, gaming by night, living at play, dying at play, and gaming away my soul after my shirt.
The Countess's fortune also being swallowed up, the Baron has in a fatal moment sought for new supplies at the gaming table.
There was, then, a great deal of whispering, during which Madame Mantalini appeared to make reference, more than once, to certain debts incurred by Mr Mantalini previous to her coverture; and also to an unexpected outlay of money in payment of the aforesaid debts; and furthermore, to certain agreeable weaknesses on that gentleman's part, such as gaming, wasting, idling, and a tendency to horse-flesh; each of which matters of accusation Mr Mantalini disposed of, by one kiss or more, as its relative importance demanded.
For the like reason they ask the aid of wild passions, as in gaming and war, to ape in some manner these flames and generosities of the heart.