gam|bler [ `gæmblər ] noun count
1. ) someone who likes playing games that involve gambling or likes risking their money on the result of races and competitions:
a compulsive gambler
2. ) someone who is ready to take risks in order to be more successful:
In business, he was a gambler.

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