from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A house where gaming is practised; a gambling-house; a hell.


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  • Various circumstances had now acquainted him with the history of that wretched man, who was the younger son of the master of a great gaming-house.


  • As you enter a gaming-house the law despoils you of your hat at the outset.

    The Magic Skin

  • “In other words,” said Lord Glenvarloch, “this man keeps a gaming-house.”

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • “I do not retract my word, Malcolm; but I am bound, by an early promise to my father, never to enter the doors of a gaming-house.”

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • This well-principled heir took the money; but, instead of waiting upon his creditor, he forthwith repaired to the gaming-house, in hopes of retrieving his loss; and, before he rose from the table, saw his note mortgaged for seven-eighths of its value.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • Bonnac and his wife, with whom he had been for some time acquainted, the first use of his liberty formed a striking instance of his humanity and his rashness; for with nearly all the money, just received from his brother, he went to a gaming-house, and gave it as a last stake for the chance of restoring his friend to freedom, and to his afflicted family.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

  • I made another adventure after this, of a nature different from all I had been concerned in yet, and this was at a gaming-house near Covent Garden.

    Moll Flanders

  • Eugene took the dainty little purse, inquired the way of a second-hand clothes-dealer, and hurried to number 9, which happened to be the nearest gaming-house.

    Father Goriot

  • “Have you ever been to a gaming-house?” she asked in

    Father Goriot

  • This model young man you see here left the gaming-house only to run to public balls.

    The Honor of the Name


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