Definitions of gaming
  1. noun
    the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    synonyms: gambling, play
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    sporting life
    active interest in gambling on sports events
    bet, wager
    the act of gambling
    gambling game, game of chance
    a game that involves gambling
    casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
    daily double
    a single bet on two horse races in the same day
    exacta, perfecta
    a bet that you can pick the first and second finishers in the right order
    betting where winners share the total amount wagered
    a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers
    place bet
    a bet that a horse will finish a race no worse than second
    a bet that you can pick the first four finishers in a race in the right order
    fan tan, fantan
    a Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4)
    drawing, lottery
    players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
    a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice
    a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in
    banking game
    any gambling game in which bets are laid against the gambling house or the dealer
    cast, roll
    the act of throwing dice
    flip, toss
    the act of flipping a coin
    type of:
    diversion, recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
    a specific form of evildoing
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