gambling


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  • noun

Synonyms for gambling

Synonyms for gambling

the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)

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The one paid down the money and the other took it, and the latter quitted the island, while the other went home; and then the governor said, "Either I am not good for much, or I'll get rid of these gambling houses, for it strikes me they are very mischievous.
Well, excuse my speaking so plainly, but I know how addicted you are to gambling.
Or he engages with his comrades in games of dexterity, agility and strength; or in gambling games in which everything is put at hazard with a recklessness seldom witnessed in civilized life.
It was only youth that dared pursue happiness--to purchase delicious idleness by gambling with death.
Give me the pound, and we shall avoid this deplorable gambling.
Visitors who go to Roville for a few weeks in the winter are apt to speak of the place, on their return, in a manner that conveys the impression that it is a Paradise on earth, with gambling facilities thrown in.
Until he married he led the ordinary life of his fellows, gambling mildly on the Exchange, interested to the extent of a sovereign or two on the result of the Derby or the Oxford and Cambridge Race.
what a decrepit face, livid and haggard and drawn with the love of gambling and of dice
Watson made up his mind that it was a form of gambling, forbade the game, and confiscated all the nibs in the boys' possession.
Our subject was an infant in arms when he lost his father, an officer who died just as he was about to be court-martialled for gambling away the funds of his company, and perhaps also for flogging a subordinate to excess (remember the good old days, gentlemen).
Drinking, gambling, quarrels, fights, and shockingly immoral practices were frequent.
Dolokhov, who had reappeared that year in Moscow after his exile and his Persian adventures, and was leading a life of luxury, gambling, and dissipation, associated with his old Petersburg comrade Kuragin and made use of him for his own ends.
His sister Joan had already been disturbed by his love of gambling with his savings.
My brother Solomon tells me it's the talk up and down in Middlemarch how unsteady young Vincy is, and has been forever gambling at billiards since home he came.
I lost it on the square, and it's the only social law I've never broken - to pay my gambling debts.