AskDefine | Define gaming

Dictionary Definition

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); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table" [syn: gambling, play]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The activity of playing games, including board games, role-playing games, and video games

Derived terms


  1. Pertaining to games
  2. Pertaining to the casino industry

Extensive Definition

While the term gaming relates to game (any of a number of structured activities), it usually implies participation in particular kinds of games.
As used in the gamer subculture, the term can refer to participation in activities such as:
The term can also refer to:

Non-game uses

gaming in Dutch: Gaming
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