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high roller

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Definition of high roller in English:

noun

informal , chiefly North American
A person who gambles or spends large sums of money: corporate jets still ferry in high rollers to the tables of Caesar’s Palace
More example sentences
  • State regulators on July 10 approved the MGM Grand Hotel Casino's application for Nevada's first private gambling salon for high rollers.
  • Think casino gambling and you think high rollers playing high-stakes games, dropping thousands of dollars a night.
  • Named after the Tipperary stud farm they own, it refers to a group of immensely rich Irish high rollers who are gamblers by nature, trade and inclination.

Origin

with reference to rolling dice.

Derivatives

high-rolling

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adjective
Example sentences
  • He's even had a role in a big movie, playing a high-rolling Japanese gambler alongside Robert De Niro in the Las Vegas mob movie Casino.
  • The company intends to construct an upmarket hotel and entertainment complex that would attract high-rolling gambling tourists from Taiwan and mainland China.
  • Even when gambling became above board in the eyes of the law, it was still frowned upon as either the pastime of high-rolling decadent playboys or the ruin of feckless working-class punters.

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