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Definitions of gambling

  1. preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
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  4. 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. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. The act of wagering or playing for stakes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. The act or practice of one who gambles. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Betting; wagering. Results in either a gain or total loss of wager, the money or asset put up. Neither risk-taking nor investing, nor like insurance. Risk taking or speculation takes on substantial short-term risk to potentially get high gain. Investing uses property or assets to potentially increase in worth, securing long-term capital gains. Insurance can prevent financial loss but has no way to gain. thelawdictionary.org
  8. n. The act or practice of playing for money. Cabinet Dictionary

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