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gambling contract

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gambling contract a contract whose performance by one party is contingent on the outcome of a bet; unenforceable by statute in most jurisdictions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • gambling contract A contract which is of the nature of wager. Contracts of this nature include various common forms of valid commercial contracts, as contracts of insurance, contracts dealing in futures, options, etc. Other wagering contracts and bets are now generally made illegal by statute against betting and gambling, and wagering has in many cases been made a criminal offence.
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Usage

In literature:

She assured him, that my commission had been sold to discharge various gambling debts contracted there.
"The New-York Weekly Magazine" by Various
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In news:

If signing on to an accountable care organization or capitated contract after years under fee-for-service arrangements seems like a gamble, actuaries can help physicians make a safe bet.
Gambling contract may be enforceable .
Anyone who has gone to law school probably has some dim memory of being told that gambling contracts are generally unenforceable on public policy grounds.
Gambling contract may be enforceable.
Anyone who has gone to law school probably has some dim memory of being told that gambling contract s are generally unenforceable on public policy grounds.
LANSING, MI – The city of Lansing will begin contracting for mowing services for city parks and cemeteries on July 1, Public Service Department Director Chad Gamble confirmed Thursday.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The operator of Sioux City 's riverboat casino has turned down a contract offer from its nonprofit partner that holds the gambling license.
Had he gone over with his MLS contract expired, as many players have done, that would be a gamble.
Glenn Arfstrom, Willmar, MN, took a gamble when he grew 50 acres of food-grade soybeans in 2004 without a contract.
PALMER, Mass.—A gambling company vying to open a casino in western Massachusetts has reached a deal with a federation of about 50 labor unions to allow future employees to form a union and negotiate contracts.
A gambling company vying to open a casino in western Massachusetts has reached a deal with a federation of about 50 labor unions to allow future employees to form a union and negotiate contracts.
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