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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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Evidence suggests that women, despite having experienced differences in socialisation from men, have many opportunities to learn how to gamble during adult life through acquaintances, family, reading and observation (Thomas 1995).
* Do you often gamble longer than you wanted to and lose more money than you intended?
The IRS has vocally argued that the Procter & Gamble decision represents a large and intolerable raid on the Treasury.(4) The IRS is concerned that U.S.
Professor Jim Orford, from Gamble Watch UK, added: "Gambling and problem gambling need much more attention than they have had in the past.
Because gambling is a legal and acceptable activity, most gamblers do not try to conceal the fact that they gamble.
Generally, low socioeconomic groups were less likely to gamble but, if they did, were more likely to be problem gamblers.
You have used your income or savings to gamble while letting bills go unpaid.
However, they constitute a body of literature which continues to grow as do regulations and enforcement efforts to keep away from the tables and machines of the gaming industry those under the legal age to gamble (Stitt, Giacopassi, & Vandiver, 2000).
IF YOU LIKE to gamble, you might want to go to 888.com, where you can play blackjack, poker, craps, slots, and roulette.
The typical casino is surrounded by pawn shops, "paycheck loan" services, and other institutions devoted to impulsive liquidation of personal and family assets by gambling addicts who, unlike Bill Bennett, often gamble away their family's "milk money." The National Gambling Impact Study, commissioned by Congress in the mid-1990s, reported that the presence of a gambling facility within 50 miles roughly doubles the prevalence of pathological gamblers in the region.
Legal opportunities to gamble in our state are everywhere, and have grown so much during the last decade that Oregon now offers more types of gambling than any state except Nevada.
"I don't bet and I don't gamble," Robertson told The Times.