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{n: aleatory contract} a contract whose performance by one party depends on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event (but if it is contingent on the outcome of a wager it is not enforceable)

{n: bet, wager} the act of gambling
"he did it on a bet"

{n: gambler} a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events

{n: high roller} a gambler who wagers large sums

{n: odds, betting odds} the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another
"he offered odds of two to one"

{n: parimutuel} betting where winners share the total amount wagered

{n: parlay} a series of wagers in which the winnings from one wager are used as a stake for the subsequent wagers

{n: stake, stakes, bet, wager} the money risked on a gamble

{n: taker} one who takes a bet or wager

{n: welcher, welsher} someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager

{v: bet, wager, play} stake on the outcome of an issue
"I bet $100 on that new horse"
"She played all her money on the dark horse"

{v: bet, wager} maintain with or as if with a bet
"I bet she will be there!"

{v: parlay, double up} stake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager

{v: play} bet or wager (money)
"He played $20 on the new horse"
"She plays the races"

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