- The activity of playing a game for stakes or betting on an uncertain outcome.
- The business of operating facilities where such activities take place.
pari-mutuel a system of betting used at horseracing tracks under which holders of winning tickets divide the total amount wagered in proportion to their wagers. philocubist a devotee of games involving dice. sortition the casting of lots, as in a gambling game. totalizator, totalizer a machine used in pari-mutuel betting for posting odds and results.
- Present participle of gamble.