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gamble

a bet, wager, or other risk or chance taken for possible monetary gain
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The gamblers took heart of life, and soon the tables were filled, the click of chips and whir of the roulette-ball rising monotonously and imperiously above the hoarse rumble of men's voices and their oaths and heavy laughs.
From time to time other gamblers would hand him part of their winnings--being glad to let him stake for them as much as his hand could grasp; while beside him stood a Pole in a state of violent, but respectful, agitation, who, also in expectation of a generous largesse, kept whispering to him at intervals (probably telling him what to stake, and advising and directing his play).
He himself selected from among those with the least disreputable look, two guards whom he had formerly known, and whose only faults were being drunkards and gamblers.
The Tax Court held that the non-wagering expenses of a taxpayer who frequently gambled were not deductible because his gambling activity lacked the profit motive necessary for him to be considered a professional gambler.
The claim alleges that when Tundra began extracting oil in 2014 from the adjacent land, it diminished the oil available under the reserve lands without providing compensation to the Gambler people.
Spouses present symptoms that are traumatic in nature and can prevent both them and the problem gambler from recovering.
Only one problem (10%) and one pathological Internet gambler were under 18 years, and 80% (two problem and six pathological gamblers) were aged 18-22.
By encouraging gambling, its prime function for the owners is the removal of cash from the gambler.
The cost can soon mount up: an online gambler racking up pounds 5,000-worth of debt on a credit card at a 22 per cent cash advance rate will repay at least pounds 1,100 per year in interest unless they clear the debt.
The Gambler Romancing Lady Luck: A Jungian Exploration is a one-of-a-kind examination of gambling from a Jungian perspective.
JANET MEISENBACH knows the mindset of an addicted gambler well.
Finkel's maturation from a fat, nerdy, obnoxious teenager to an ice-cool professional gambler is interesting to watch, but forgive me if I don't necessarily see this as a classical redemption story.