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gamble

verb alea ludere, bet, chance, lay a wager, lay money on, play for money, play for stakes, practice gaming, risk, speculate, stake, take a chance, try one's luck, wager
Associated concepts: bookmaking, gambling apparatus, gambling device, gambling houses
See also: bet, chance, fund, hazard, invest, lottery, parlay, possibility, risk, speculate, speculation, venture
References in classic literature ?
To such a pitch of excitement are they sometimes roused, that they gamble away everything they possess, even to their wives and children.
Gambling: The Martians gamble at Jetan in several ways.
There is no individual, psychological or social predictor of problem gambling; anyone who gambles regularly can experience problems.