gaming table

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gaming table a table used for gambling; may be equipped with a gameboard and slots for chips
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Quotations

  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver%20Goldsmith
    “Whenever you see a gaming table be sure to know fortune is not there. Rather she is always in the company of industry.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Insurance: An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.”

Usage

In literature:

What a curious history might be afforded by Spa and its gaming tables!
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The jail keepers they set outside at glass-top tables, looking suspicious as any case keeper in a faro game.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
The tables were readjusted and the game went on to its close.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
There are also many wretched desperadoes from the gaming-tables.
"Fair Italy, the Riviera and Monte Carlo" by W. Cope Devereux
Tables were piled at one side of the room, and the girls played games, and danced to the music of two violins.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
The Greys brought game, and Hester's little table was well served every day.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
He ran all the bad men out of the place, confiscated what cash he needed from the gaming tables and raised trouble generally.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
When did gamester ever leave gaming-table so long as a stake was left him to continue the play?
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
As related, I first met the Countess here at the table where the game was going on.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
They were standing about talking, or sitting at the tables playing games.
"The Book of All-Power" by Edgar Wallace
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In poetry:

Which we had a small game,
And Ah Sin took a hand:
It was Euchre. The same
He did not understand;
But he smiled as he sat by the table,
With the smile that was childlike and bland.
"Plain Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
Sitting at His table one day,
God and the devil a game did play;
Hated humanity was at stake;
Well, the first picked Bonaparte;
The other drew, and for his part,
'Twas Mastai that he did take.
"A Song" by Victor Marie Hugo
I reside at Table Mountain, and my name is Truthful James;
I am not up to small deceit or any sinful games;
And I'll tell in simple language what I know about the row
That broke up our Society upon the Stanislow.
"The Society Upon The Stanislaus" by Francis Bret Harte
And this is all I have to say of these improper games,
For I live at Table Mountain, and my name is Truthful James;
And I've told in simple language what I know about the row
That broke up our Society upon the Stanislow.
"The Society Upon The Stanislaus" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Fairmont Senior was held out of the scoring table until Noah Harmon broke an 18-yard scoot that put FSHS on the scoreboard with 2:40 remaining in the game.
85 table games and the World Series of Poker room.
Table games could hit Maryland in March after commission approves new gaming rules.
Table Games Bill Dies, As Legislative Session Ends With Many Questions.
Table games revenue increases By Crissa Shoemaker DeBree Staff writer PhillyBurbs.com.
What questions refer to table games.
Spengler explained recently that in the past that the Trump Marina (the Nugget 's predecessor) did once offer table games outside the casino floor but they were surrounded by roll-up doors and a roof – making this not truly outdoor games.
The idea behind Video Gaming Technologies was hatched 26 years ago over a foosball table.
Both BCS games could be on the table for LSU.
Missouri sophomore guard Phil Pressey recovers after falling over the scorer's table during the Missouri men's basketball game against Niagara University on Thursday at Mizzou Arena.
Table Tennis team member Ariel Hsing explains how the Olympic sport is so very different from that game you play drunk in the basement.
Table-games king of the East.
Position is very important in poker, and in some other table games as well.
When I was here two years ago for the BCS Championship Game against Florida, I was in auxillary media, meaning I was sitting in the crowd with a table in front of me.
Better off with table games.
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In science:

The payoff table for the Prisoner’s dilemma game for each player (Alice, Bob) either cooperating (C) or defecting (D).
Quantum Parrondo's game with random strategies
We can analyse the interactions by assuming them to be pair-wise (two-player game, Table II) or in triplets (three-player game, III).
Strategy abundance in evolutionary many-player games with multiple strategies
Its wide range of table games is the most prestigious and the most complete in Europe’ .
Phenomenological aspects of new physics at high energy hadron colliders
Table 1 The three different games used here are defined by their payout functions D(n), paid if in a sequence of fair coin-tosses heads first occurs on the nth toss.
Menger 1934 revisited
Menger’s game B is very profitable – even if P0 = W /2 and the number of coin tosses is limited to one, the cautious criterion iii recommends playing.
Menger 1934 revisited
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