"Glambling” (glamorous + gambling; glam + bling) is an infrequently used term, usually to describe people (especially women) dressed in high fashion at a casino. “The Art of Glambling: Tips for a most fabulous casino experience” was cited in print in March 2013. “The Girlfriend Guide to GlamBling” joined < in August a href="https://www.facebook.com/Glam925">FaceBook 2013.
“Glambler” was used in April 2014 by the Daily Mail (London) to describe a woman who gambles online.
CityBeat (Cincinnati, OH)
The Art of Glambling
Tips for a most fabulous casino experience
BY JAC KERN · MARCH 13TH, 2013 · COVER STORY
One step into Horseshoe Casino’s chandeliered entrance and it’s clear this is not the set of Casino Royale. There is no visitor dress code and, therefore, the crowd’s attire is far from matching the sparkly, flashy casino façade. Most people who visit a casino plan to stay awhile, opting for comfortable shoes, jeans and a sweatshirt. But that’s not your style. You didn’t come here to just play a game — you came here to glamble.
Glamble (glam-bl) v. – the act of dressing in formal, eye-catching attire at a casino, with the intent to meet interesting people and obtain excellent service without spending a lot of money; a combination of the words “glamour” and “gamble.”
The Girlfriend Guide to GlamBling
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Daily Mail (London)
The cynical websites using pictures of kittens and cupcakes to lure women into debt and despair: How to turn a middle-class woman into an online gambling addict
By RUTH LYTHE
PUBLISHED: 17:09 EST, 23 April 2014 | UPDATED: 02:20 EST, 24 April 2014
However, Sheila spent her £20,000 redundancy payout and reached her £6,000 credit card limit. She is one of a growing demographic: the ‘glambler’.
That’s the flippant nickname for what has become a serious issue, according to debt and gambling helplines. They are being bombarded by calls from women — many of them middle-class — who have developed a gambling habit after being lured by cuddly-looking betting websites.
Daily Mail has kittens over ‘Glambling’
24th April 2014 by Anita Heffernan
It is common knowledge that The Daily Mail is not a fan of gambling as an industry and today columnist Ruth Lythe has published an article blaming kittens and cupcakes for ‘luring middle class women into becoming online gambling addicts’. Read it here.
The piece names sites such as Kitty Bingo and 888ladies Bingo as going out of their way to cater to female players and to ‘draw them in’ to spending money they can’t afford on bingo and slot games.
The article refers to a new demographic supposedly being targeted by online gaming firms – ‘glamblers’. We have never come across this phrase before and are fully immersed in the online bingo industry. However, the Mail then tries to enforce this image by using a posed picture of a fully made up model in a lovely white fluffy robe and headband relaxing with a laptop! If anyone has ever seen any bingo player pictures or webcam images, nothing is further from the truth.
The Mirror is trying to convince me that women betting online is ‘a phenomenon dubbed “glam-bling” ‘. Some desperate subeditor’s neologism.
6:14 AM - 25 May 2014