an·​ti-gam·​bling ˌan-tē-ˈgam-b(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce anti-gambling (audio)
: opposed to or intended to prevent or discourage gambling
anti-gambling laws

Examples of anti-gambling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But skeptics, including the state’s casinos and the anti-gambling Family Foundation of Virginia, warn the measure would let tens of thousands of mini-slots parlors pop up in places that are accessible to teens and too scattered for meaningful state oversight. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 22 Jan. 2024 But most either shut down or were forced to stop taking real-money bets by anti-gambling laws, which prohibit most kinds of online gambling. Kevin Roose, New York Times, 8 Oct. 2023 The redshirt junior had started all 12 games for the Cyclones last season and could face a loss of eligibility from the NCAA due to its anti-gambling policies that restrict players from betting on their own games or sporting events involving their own schools, according to the Associated Press. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 At least in post-meeting interviews, a reiteration of the anti-gambling education routine was the main talking point. Michael Casagrande |, al, 13 July 2023 With sports gambling now legal in 21 states and the NFL eagerly embracing partnerships with betting companies, players are increasingly running afoul of the league’s anti-gambling policies. Ben Volin,, 8 June 2023 The standard player contract has anti-gambling language. Ben Volin,, 8 June 2023 To be clear, the NCPG is neither pro-nor anti-gambling but rather, a resource organization designed to help individuals dealing with problem gambling to manage and remedy the issue. Ian Firstenberg, Chicago Tribune, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-gambling was in 1829

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“Anti-gambling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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