gambling

[ gam-bling ]
/ ˈgæm blɪŋ /

noun

the activity or practice of playing at a game of chance for money or other stakes.
the act or practice of risking the loss of something important by taking a chance or acting recklessly: If you don't back up your data, that's gambling.

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