Another word for gamble
To play for money
game, wager, bet, play, plunge, play at dice, shoot craps, cut the cards, play at hazard, cast lots, speculate, stake, back, lay money on, try one's luck, take a flier*, go for broke*, flip a coin*, leap into the dark*, shoot the moon*, buy a pig in a poke*, buck the tiger*, double the blind*, get in on the action*; see also bet.
To take chances
Another word for gambleverb
To make a bet:bet, game, lay1, play, wager. Idiom: put one's money on something. See gambling
To put up as a stake in a game or speculation:bet, lay1 (down), post2, put, risk, stake, venture, wager. (Informal) go. See gambling
To take a risk in the hope of gaining advantage:speculate, venture. Idiom: take a flyer. See gambling