The king, himself a man of orderly life, detested him as a gambler and a rake.
A perfectly absurd and stupid fellow, and a gambler too, I am told.
He was not a gambler, at any rate he did not care about winning.
The earl was a great gambler, but he was wealthy enough also to spend money on improving his house at Althorp, which he beautified both within and without.
His small treatise, Considerations sur la theorie mathematique du jeu, which demonstrated that the chances of play are decidedly against the habitual gambler, published in 1802, brought him under the notice of J.