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gamble

a bet, wager, or other risk or chance taken for possible monetary gain
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Barring under-age aspirant players and protecting addicted gamblers from harming themselves financially is at the centre of the latest initiative launched by self regulatory body eCommerce and Online Gaming, Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA)
8 per cent of Ontario adults were moderate or severe problem gamblers, which supports "converging lines of evidence indicating that a substantial portion of gaming revenues derives from people who are negatively impacted by their involvement in this activity.
One TV station came, mostly out of curiosity, to see what Problem Gamblers Awareness Day was about.
Compared with male gamblers, women gamblers participated in significantly fewer years of social (5 vs.
There's the chronic gambler whose only luck is bad, indentured to the sociopathic casino boss whose own sentimental attachment to the ``glorious'' days of the precorporate, mega resort Sin City is the tough guy's Achilles heel.
Alex continued to attend Gamblers Anonymous in Coventry and abstained from gambling for two years.
As our earnings started to dwindle, the missus paraphrased Kenny Rogers, of all people, who once famously sang that a good gambler "knows when to hold 'em and knows when to fold 'em.
In the words of a Gamblers Anonymous publication, Wheel of Misfortune, they feel compelled to "gamble themselves out of the mess they have gambled themselves into".
By contrast, almost half of moderate risk gamblers and low risk gamblers transitioned to non-problem gamblers.
SP Iqbal Town Dr Mohammad Iqbal had constituted a special police team under the supervision of DSP Iqbal Town and other officials which conducted a raid at Multan Chungi truck adda and arrested the gamblers.
According to details, Race Course police acting on a tip-off conducted a raid in Dhoke Syedan area in its jurisdiction and held seven gamblers namely Zulfiqar, Nisar, Fahad, Khurram and others who were allegedly involved in betting while playing cards.
A study by a team of boffins at Imperial College London suggests gamblers have to work harder to get the same euphoria as the average person, which then encourages more gambling.