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gambling house

noun
1.
a building for gambling, especially for a large number of betting games.
Origin of gambling house
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40
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  • The prisoners were Sharkey, the keeper of the gambling house, and his wife the baby-farmer.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • "The entrance to the gambling house is through the store," explained Bronson.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • I didn't give a care if every gambling house in Nevada went broke.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Are you not afraid that I will take you to a gambling house?

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • At a certain place near the gambling house his men had gathered.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • When Sheriff Kowen raided a gambling house, he did not do things by halves.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • He was convicted of keeping a bucketshop and gambling house.

  • Its about the last place in which Id want to be shot, a gambling house.

    Jack the Young Explorer George Bird Grinnell
  • I had met her only three days before, in a Nevada gambling house.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp

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