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gambling house

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noun
  1. a building for gambling, especially for a large number of betting games.
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Origin of gambling house

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for gambling house

Historical Examples

  • It was just a few shacks and a Mexican gambling-house when I saw it.

    The Best Short Stories of 1915

    Various

  • Juliet says her brother died of dissipation in a gambling-house.

  • On a corner lounged a keen-eyed steerer for a gambling-house.

  • I left him, joined Thornton, and went to the gambling-house.

    Pelham, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • They had run a gambling-house on the sly—he as the card-sharper, she as the decoy.