- a building for gambling, especially for a large number of betting games.
Origin of gambling house
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for gambling house
It was just a few shacks and a Mexican gambling-house when I saw it.
Juliet says her brother died of dissipation in a gambling-house.The Indifference of Juliet
Grace S. Richmond
On a corner lounged a keen-eyed steerer for a gambling-house.Strictly Business
I left him, joined Thornton, and went to the gambling-house.Pelham, Complete
They had run a gambling-house on the sly—he as the card-sharper, she as the decoy.Cleek, the Master Detective
Thomas W. Hanshew