gaming gam‧ing [ˈgeɪmɪŋ] noun [uncountable]
1. LAW COMMERCE the activity of playing cards or other games of chance for money; = GAMBLING:

• Reno's hotel-casino owners hope to breathe new life into the city's gaming business.

• The consortium made an application for a gaming license for a small casino.

• fees payable under the provisions of the Gaming Act 1968

2. COMPUTING the activity of playing computer games:

• online gaming

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gaming UK US /ˈɡeɪmɪŋ/ noun [U]
the activity of risking money in games of chance, for example, cards: »

gaming machines/tables


gaming industry/laws/business


Gamblers in the city have access to the casino any time of day or night after it applied for a 24-hour gaming licence.

the activity of playing computer games (= games in which the player controls moving pictures on a screen by pressing buttons): »

He spends most of his weekends gaming.


The film company has invested heavily in the growing gaming business.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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