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What is gambling?

Gambling or betting is playing a game for money. If you gamble or bet, you wage money with the chance of winning or losing money. It’s also called games of chance. Whether you win or lose money, you never know when you start. You have little influence on the outcome. This depends on chance. The chance of you winning is much smaller than you losing.

There are different types of games of chance.

  • In amusement arcades, players may play poker and blackjack.
  • In casinos you’ll find roulette, blackjack and card games.
  • Gambling is also possible in other places. Just think of scratch cards, lottery games and sports betting.
  • In recent years, online gambling has increased significantly.

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