What is gambling?

  • (noun): The act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize).
    Example: "His gambling cost him a fortune"
    Synonyms: gaming, play
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Gambling

Gambling is the wagering of money or something of material value (referred to as "the stakes") on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Typically, the outcome of the wager is evident within a short period.

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Famous quotes containing the word gambling:

    At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.
    Chinese proverb.

    There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.
    Georges Pompidou (1911–1974)

    Someone once asked me why women don’t gamble as much as men do, and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don’t have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)