Place - Gambling

Gambling

  • A type of wager in gambling:
    • In the United Kingdom, a bet that produces a return if the selection finishes first or within a predetermined number of positions of first
    • In North America, a bet on a horse race that produces a return if a horse finishes either first or second

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Famous quotes containing the word gambling:

    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)

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

    As Jerome expanded, its chances for the title, “the toughest little town in the West,” increased and when it was incorporated in 1899 the citizens were able to support the claim by pointing to the number of thick stone shutters on the fronts of all saloons, gambling halls, and other places of business for protection against gunfire.
    —Administration in the State of Ariz, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)