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 +The term '''gambling''' has many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. Currently, in [[Western world|Western societies]], it has an [[economics|economic]] [[definition]], referring to "wagering [[money]] or something of material [[Value (personal and cultural)|value]] on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods". Typically, the outcome of the wager is evident within a short period of time.
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The term gambling has many different meanings depending on the cultural and historical context in which it is used. Currently, in Western societies, it has an economic definition, referring to "wagering money or something of material value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods". Typically, the outcome of the wager is evident within a short period of time.





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