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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
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A spokesman for Bahawalpur police conducted raids and took 18 gamblers into custody.
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 police raided a house near the Ali Hospital where 13 gamblers were busy in gambling.
Security sources told Kuwaiti daily Al Qabas that the authorities have noticed that Kuwaiti gamblers who lost heavily in casinos abroad and accumulated debts gave away their passports to borrow cash.
The research, commissioned by the charity GambleAware and carried out by PwC, found that problem gamblers were more likely to bet between midnight and 4am and to gamble throughout the week, as well as betting an average of PS98 and between five and 90 times a day.
4% of gamblers, 400,000 people, were classed as problem gamblers - or 0.
Research last year shows the overwhelming majority of gamblers who experience harm are not problem gamblers, but fall into the low or moderate risk categories.
He added that the operation against gamblers and drug addicts will be continue till the elimination of curse of gambling and drug addiction from the area.
The brains of regular gamblers release fewer endorphins, which is the stuff that makes us feel good.
About 3 to 7% of our population can be classified as problem gamblers, and 1 to 3% meet criteria for gambling addiction.
Like many problem gamblers, Lancelot was unable to overcome her addiction until she hit rock bottom.
The findings showed that of the 427 African-American youth studied almost half the sample - 49 percent- had gambled at least once before age 18, and more gamblers than non-gamblers had initiated sexual intercourse by age 18.