Gaming vs Gambling - What's the difference?

gaming | gambling |


As verbs the difference between gaming and gambling

is that gaming is while gambling is .

As nouns the difference between gaming and gambling

is that gaming is the playing of a game or games, including but not limited to video games and games of chance while gambling is an activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance, usually with money wagered on the outcome.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

gaming

English

Verb

(head)
  • Noun

  • The playing of a game or games, including but not limited to video games and games of chance.
  • * (Philip Schaff)
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  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=29, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The lose-lose logic of the machine zone , passage=The US gaming industry, in a pamphlet called Demystifying Slot Machines […], argues that "slot manufacturers need to build devices for a society with a decreasing attention span and an increasing demand for exciting, fast-paced entertainment, all in a marketplace overflowing with competing entertainment options".}}
  • Careful, strategic use of rules to achieve one's purposes, as one would use the rules of a game.
  • Derived terms

    * gaming attendant * gaming the system * pre-gaming

    gambling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en-noun)
  • An activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance, usually with money wagered on the outcome.
  • See also

    * game of chance