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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How to use gambling in a sentence
ESPN’s “The Last Dance” documentary film spent an episode detailing the basketball great’s controversial history of gambling in casinos, on team flights and on the golf course.DraftKings stock jumps more than 6% on Michael Jordan investment | Lee Clifford | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
During the 1990’s, Jordan’s propensity for gambling often overshadowed his play on the court.DraftKings stock jumps more than 6% on Michael Jordan investment | Lee Clifford | September 2, 2020 | Fortune
In their absence, e-sports continued to grow — along with gambling on e-sports.
The legality of sports gambling has varied greatly over time and place.
So, here’s our look at the past, present, and future of sports gambling.
At 17 acres, it was the largest gambling house ever constructed, and at a cost of $1.2 billion, it was also the most expensive.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal | Olivia Nuzzi | December 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was not with him on the 29th when he was gambling and then drove home and actually got the DUI.Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All | Aurora Snow | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was gambling on a coin toss where somehow “heads, you win” would have been politically more advantageous than “tails, I lose.”Keystone Senate Failure Is Environmental Kabuki Theater | Ben Jacobs | November 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is gambling culture more desirable than gay culture and counterculture?
But the other side of the coin would be, inevitably, the flowering of crime and corruption around the gambling business.
Still, gambling seemed to be made particularly fascinating here, and he wanted to be fascinated, wanted it badly.Rosemary in Search of a Father | C. N. Williamson
Jorgensen's gambling room was different from the bar and dining room as they were from each other.Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
She wondered if the old gambling spirit had broken out again, and asked if they were playing poker or mont.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Lessard was away in the hole—gambling and other things—I hinted the idea to him; he jumped at it, as I thought he would.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
It is in tune with the old gambling spirit that still colors the country; no doubt has kept it alive.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton