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gambling house

noun
1.
a building for gambling, especially for a large number of betting games.
Origin of gambling house
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • Youve been telling us Dick Beckworth went to Denver to deal faro at a gambling house there.

    The Heart of Canyon Pass Thomas K. Holmes
  • The prisoners were Sharkey, the keeper of the gambling house, and his wife the baby-farmer.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • I had met her only three days before, in a Nevada gambling house.

    The Right Time Walter Bupp
  • I didn't give a care if every gambling house in Nevada went broke.

    Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
  • I saw one gambling house and about all the men in town were gathered there, and some women, too.

    Death Valley in '49 William Lewis Manly
  • When Sheriff Kowen raided a gambling house, he did not do things by halves.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • No, I do not judge you alone by what happened at Ortega's gambling house.

    Daughter of the Sun Jackson Gregory
  • While a gambling house, it was robbed, and shots were fired after the fleeing burglar.

    Green Spring Farm Ross Netherton
  • "The entrance to the gambling house is through the store," explained Bronson.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish

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