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What is another word for gambling?

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Noun
The act of placing a bet or wager on something
“This form of gambling closely resembles lotto, with the principal difference being a dependence on winning based on football results rather than the drawing of numbers by some random process.”
Noun
A risky action undertaken with the hope of success
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A means of raising money by selling numbered tickets drawn at random for a prize
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Activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children
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Present participle for to bet or wager money with the hope or expectation of winning more money
“He once said he would rather gamble his money on an antitrust suit then leave it on the table in Las Vegas.”
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Present participle for to take a risk, with the potential of a loss or positive outcome
“Alice, this time concerned more with glory than with gain, protested when William decided to gamble on being nominated for the Edinburgh lectureship.”
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Present participle for to expose to danger or the risk of loss
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Present participle for to take an extreme risk
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Present participle for to be bold or daring enough to do something risky or audacious
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Present participle for to give or spend money on something, especially for some benefit or purpose
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