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Buying into the first generation of a folding product is a gamble—especially when it’s meant to replace your main work device.

Her HBO show, I May Destroy You, has been a massive hit and has paid off her gamble from 2017, when she rejected a $1 million Netflix offer to buy the show rights because the streaming giant wouldn’t give her copyright royalties.

From Ozy

Venture capital is by its nature a gamble—it’s right there in the name—and every gamble comes with the risk of heavy losses.

From Fortune

Pouring money into plastics is a desperate gamble for Big Oil.

From Vox

That being said, it’s a gamble that in the long run pays a positive net return.

Allowing the protests to go on with little interference was always a high-stakes gamble.

Since Nestdrop continues to do so as of this writing, they wager a tense gamble that the odds will be in their favor.

But the decision now to sever economic ties with the eastern regions was a surprise—and a gamble.

As a result, the $1 million the DSCC is throwing in represents “an inexpensive gamble,” the source said.

The pageant came back to Atlantic City and, appropriately, took a big gamble.

If we find him there as Rutter said, you can gamble that trouble has camped in our dooryard for a lengthy stay.

He was never so happy as when taking chances; his whole life was a gamble, with Providence holding the bank.

They often dine together: the ladies love music and dancing, and some of the men gamble as much as the Portuguese.

The Texan went off to rub down his horse, mend his accoutrements, squat around the cooking fires, and gamble with the drivers.

Old Strang died insolvent; he used to gamble, had ruined himself without saying a word.

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On this page you'll find 102 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gamble, such as: bet, long shot, venture, wager, action, and fling.

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