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Gambling: Gambling

A good topic for a controversial issues research paper or a debate.

Library of Congress Subject Headings



GV1199-1570 Games and amusements

GV1201.5 Hobbies (General)

GV1203-1220.8 Children's games and amusements

GV1218.5-1220.8 Toys GV1221-1469.63 Indoor games and amusements

GV1232-1299 Card games: Poker, patience, whist, etc.

GV1301-1311 Gambling. Chance and banking games

GV1312-1469 Board games. Move games

Including chess, go, checkers, etc. GV1469.15-1469.62 Computer games. Video games. Fantasy games




gam·ble  (gmbl)

v. gam·bled, gam·bling, gam·bles
a. To bet on an uncertain outcome, as of a contest.
b. To play a game of chance for stakes.
2. To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage or a benefit.
3. To engage in reckless or hazardous behavior: You are gambling with your health by continuing to smoke.
1. To put up as a stake in gambling; wager.
2. To expose to hazard; risk: gambled their lives in a dangerous rescue mission.
1. A bet, wager, or other gambling venture.
2. An act or undertaking of uncertain outcome; a risk: I took a gamble that stock prices would rise.

[Perhaps from obsolete gamel, to play games, from Middle English gamen, gamenen, to play, from Old English gamenian, from gamen, fun.]

gambler n.

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