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 for gambling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gamble \Gam"ble\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gambled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Gambling.] [Dim. of game. See 2d Game.]
     To play or game for money or other stake.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  gambling \gambling\ n. [p. pr. of gamble.]
     the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning
     (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a
     prize); as, his gambling cost him a fortune.
  
     Syn: gaming, play.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gambling
      n 1: the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning
           (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a
           prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy
           play at the blackjack table" [syn: gambling, gaming,
           play]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  35 Moby Thesaurus words for "gambling":
     Cosa Nostra, Mafia, betting, black market, bootlegging,
     cardsharping, casting lots, gaming, gray market, hazarding,
     illegal commerce, illegal operations, illegitimate business,
     illicit business, loan-sharking, moonshining, narcotics traffic,
     organized crime, play, playing, prostitution, protection racket,
     racket, risking, shady dealings, sortition, speculation, sporting,
     staking, the rackets, the syndicate, traffic in women, usury,
     wagering, white slavery
  
  

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