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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Gambling
gamblinggam‧bling /ˈɡæmblɪŋ/ ●●○ noun [uncountable]  DGGwhen people risk money or possessions on the result of something which is not certain, such as a card game or a horse racebetting The lottery is probably the most popular form of gambling. gambling debts The police raided a number of illegal gambling dens (=places for illegal gambling).
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gamblingGambling is still illegal in Arkansas.Your Uncle Maury has a gambling problem.Low profile Usually campaigns against gambling are the prerogative of the fiercer Protestant denominations.So that night they celebrated, getting roaring drunk, playing cards and gambling.The distress caused by compulsive gambling is very considerable.He was against the introduction of a National Lottery as he thought it might encourage gambling.She paid all her gambling debts the very next day.Is gambling legal here?Every nation must have its legalized form of gambling.At Cambridge he showed little aptitude for study and tended to be diverted by horse-racing and other forms of gambling.This certainly seems to be the case with some kinds of gambling.That is, they do not become millionaires and then stop gambling.Crane admits that he is addicted to gambling.
From Longman Business Dictionarygamblinggam‧bling /ˈgæmblɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] the practice of risking money or possessions on the result of something uncertain, for example a card game or a raceThe lottery is probably the most popular form of gambling.He wants to outlaw gambling on the Internet.the gambling industrygambling debts
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