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Gambling games and places where gambling takes place

betting shop

noun

a place where you can bet money on something, for example the results of a horse race

bingo

noun

a game in which players try to match numbers on their cards with numbers that are called out

bingo

interjection

a word someone shouts when they have won a game of bingo

casino

noun

a place where people gamble (=risk money in the hope of winning more) by playing card games, roulette, or slot machines

craps

noun

a game played especially in the US in which the players throw two dice and risk money on the numbers

dice

noun

a small block of wood or plastic with six sides marked with spots, that you roll or throw to play a game

dice

noun

a game that is played with dice, especially in order to win money

dice

verb

to play a game of dice

die

noun

one of a pair of dice

double

noun

in a game using dice, a throw in which two dice show the same number

draw

noun

a game in which a ticket with a name or number on is taken out of a container in order to choose who will win a prize

the football pools

noun

a system in which people can win large amounts of money by guessing what the results of football matches will be each week. The football pools are often simply called the pools.

fruit machine

noun

a machine that you put coins into and win money from when three pictures of the same object appear

gambling

noun

an activity in which you risk money in the hope of winning more money if you are lucky or if you guess something correctly

gambling den

noun

a place where people gamble illegally

gaming

noun

the business of gambling, especially when it is legal

lottery

noun

a game designed to raise money by selling lottery tickets that people buy hoping that their numbers are chosen by chance in the draw so that they win a money prize

lotto

noun

a national lottery in Australia and a state lottery in some US states

numbers game

noun

a lottery, especially one organized illegally

one-armed bandit

noun

a slot machine 1

pachinko

noun

a game that is popular in Japan, in which you try to win money or prizes by getting balls into particular places in a special machine

pit

noun

the place where people gamble in a casino

poker machine

noun

a machine that you put money into and win money from when particular pictures appear together

the pools

noun

a national competition in which people try to win money by guessing the results of football matches each week

premium bond

noun

in the UK, a document with a number on it that people can buy from the government as a way of saving money. It gives people the chance to win money if their number is chosen in a regular lottery.

roll

verb

if you roll dice in a game, you throw them onto or across a surface

roll

noun

the action of throwing dice

roulette

noun

a game in which a small ball is thrown onto a moving wheel that is divided into sections, while people try to win money by guessing where the ball will stop

scratch card

noun

a small card with a substance on its surface that you scratch off to find out whether you have won a prize

slot machine

noun

a machine that you put money into in order to play a game

sweepstake

noun

a form of gambling in which a group of people each pay for the name of someone who takes part in a race, competition etc. The person who has the name of the winner of the race, competition etc gets all the money.

ticket

noun

a piece of paper with a number on it that wins you a prize in a game if your number is chosen

toss

noun

the act of throwing a coin into the air in order to make a decision based on which side the coin falls on

toss-up

noun

the act of throwing a coin into the air and making a decision based on which side the coin falls on

a game of chance

an activity, especially one in which you gamble money, that depends on luck rather than skill

the dogs

an event at which dogs race around a track, and people try to win money by betting on which dogs will win

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