Etymology
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gaming (n.)

c. 1500, "gambling," verbal noun from game (v.). From 1980s in reference to video and computer games. Gaming-house is from 1620s; gaming-table from 1590s.

updated on February 09, 2015

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Definitions of gaming from WordNet

gaming (n.)
the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize);
Synonyms: gambling / play
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