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GAMBLE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

To game or play at a game for money. Buckley v. O’NIel, 113 Mass. 193,18 Am. Rep. 406. The word “gamble” is perhaps the most apt and substantial to convey the idea of unlawful play that our language affords. It is inclusive of hazarding and betting as well as playing. Bennett v. State, 2 Yerg. (Tenn.) 474.


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