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“gambler” in British English

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gamblernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈɡæm.blər/ us /ˈɡæm.blɚ/

someone who often gambles, for example in a game or on a horse race:

a self-help group for compulsive gamblers

(Definition of “gambler” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“gambler” in American English

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gamblernoun [ C ]

us /ˈɡæm·blər/

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.

(Definition of “gambler” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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