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Dictionary definition for: Gambling

1. (n) 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"

2. (s) 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"

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