gam·​bling | \ ˈgam-b(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce gambling (audio) \

Definition of gambling

: the practice or activity of betting : the practice of risking money or other stakes in a game or bet illegal gambling compulsive gambling Then, within the past 18 months, after the explosion in Internet gambling … and the cable TV debut of the World Poker Tour, the game took off again.— Walter Kirn often used before another nouna gambling gamegambling regulationsa gambling empire

First Known Use of gambling

1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gambling was in 1700

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27 Apr 2020

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“Gambling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gambling

: the practice or activity of betting money : the practice of risking money in a game or bet

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