Definitions for "The Gambler"
The Gambler is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky about a young tutor in the employment of a formerly wealthy Russian General. The novella reflects Dostoevsky's own addiction to roulette, which was in more ways than one the inspiration for the book: Dostoevsky completed the novella under a strict deadline so he could pay off gambling debts.
The Gambler is one of Kenny Rogers' most popular albums, selling in excess of 35 million copies since it was first released by United Artists in 1978 (see 1978 in country music).
The Gambler is a 1974 movie starring James Caan, Lauren Hutton, and Paul Sorvino.