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gambler

noun [C]  /ˈɡæm·blər/ us  
a person who risks losing money in the hope of winning a lot more money: Gamblers can seek help from government-financed treatment programs. A compulsive gambler is someone who cannot stop risking and usually losing their money in the hope of winning a lot more money, esp. by playing cards and other games in casinos.
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