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gamble

a bet, wager, or other risk or chance taken for possible monetary gain
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When gamblers in his orbit start winning, Shelly's shark instinct tells him that something must be done.
But the life of a compulsive gambler who is abstaining from gambling has only three days - yesterday, today and tomorrow.
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.
Experts at the University Of Waterloo in Ontario say that 400 noises programmed into modern machines can make gamblers think they have won more often than they have.
Janet Meisenbach, knows the mindset of an addicted gambler.
This new influx of gamblers is turning gaming into one of the fastest-growing industries in the state.
In other words, the gambler will need to win their stake back plus at least 22 per cent just to stand still," said Mr Brown.
It can only accomplish that by attracting either more gamblers, or existing gamblers to part with more cash.
The gambler becomes consumed by panic, desperation and paranoia, resulting in self-centeredness and isolation.
We intend to give gamblers more of what they want - more fun, more action, more amenities, and the best casino experience in the history of this market.
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.