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Gambling definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GAM'BLING, ppr. Gaming for money.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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" [syn: gambling, gaming, play]

Britannica Concise

Betting or staking of something of value on the outcome of a game or event. Commonly associated with gambling are horse racing, boxing, numerous card and dice games, cockfighting, jai alai, and recreational billiards and darts. Bingo and lottery also represent forms of gambling. In most gambling games it is customary to express the idea of probability in terms of "odds against winning." Casino gambling, once highly restricted, is now legal in many states, and lotteries are employed by many states to raise revenues. See also bookmaking, casino.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Gamble Gam"ble, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gambled; p. pr. & vb. n. Gambling.] [Dim. of game. See 2d Game.] To play or game for money or other stake.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Gambling is the act or activity of betting money, for example in card games or on horse racing. Gambling is a form of entertainment. ...gambling casinos.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Gaming, playing for money or stakes.

Moby Thesaurus

Cosa Nostra, Mafia, betting, black market, bootlegging, cardsharping, casting lots, gaming, gray market, hazarding, illegal commerce, illegal operations, illegitimate business, illicit business, loan-sharking, moonshining, narcotics traffic, organized crime, play, playing, prostitution, protection racket, racket, risking, shady dealings, sortition, speculation, sporting, staking, the rackets, the syndicate, traffic in women, usury, wagering, white slavery


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