a system of betting used at horseracing tracks under which holders of winning tickets divide the total amount wagered in proportion to their wagers.
a devotee of games involving dice.
the casting of lots, as in a gambling game.
a machine used in pari-mutuel betting for posting odds and results.
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Ethel had moved on to a story of a new gambling ship sailing out of Lynn.
Although the constitution of 1894 expressly declares that " any lottery or the sale of lottery tickets, pool-selling, book-making, or any other kind of gambling " shall not " hereafter be authorized or allowed within the state " and directs the legislature to pass ap administration of the state's insanity law.
There he distinguished himself more by his love of gambling and his gallant adventures than by study, but made himself a thorough master, not only of the Spanish language and character, but also of that romantic fashion of Spanish love-making which was to help him greatly in after life, when he became the servant of a Spanish queen.
To pay his gambling debts he accepted a gift of 200,000 francs from Louis Philippe, thus affording a ready handle to his enemies.