What are gambling dreams about?
Gambling can be exciting. It can also be disappointing. Gambling is the act of taking money to wager it on an uncertain event in order to win more money than you wagered. The word gamble can be used to describe other situations or actions that are high risk and high reward. This symbol is identified by words like gamble.
Gambling in dreams is a very rare dream symbol, occuring in about 0.1% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 1,500 dreams.
What are the major highlights of gambling dreams?
Gambling is a negatively interconnected dream symbol. Having gambling in a dream reduces the presence of other dream symbols.
Gambling dreams are friendly
Dreams of gambling have greater increase of friendly interactions within the dream than most other dream symbols. While not all dreams of gambling will be friendly and they can also contain aggressive interactions, dreams of gambling are more likely to have friendly interactions than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include distant people, threatening, giving birth, bird cages, embarking, Cambodia, psychologists, directions, different roles, and general thinking.
Gambling dreams might be sexual
Dreams of gambling are more related to sex than 90% of all of the other dream symbols. If gambling is in a dream, this dream is far more likely to contain sexual symbols. Other symbols that are like this include dirty, flirting, testicles, guest rooms, servants, Chad, jackals, colleges, amazed, and brides.
What symbols more present in dreams of gambling?
Gambling dreams are notable because they have substantially more casinos, machines, Ethiopia, finding money, money, water, games, disguises, Venezuela, drinking, burying, mafia, jury members, food, conflicts, drunkenness, beetles, teenagers, captains, consuming, deluges, below, panthers, real locations, candles, things, camels, answering, islands, hollywood, animas, descending, shortness, kings, seeds, fences, friendly interactions, The Holocaust, serial killers, shoes, detectives, music, tools, elements of water, gambling, hawks, underground, boxes, Harry Potter, blue, planes, nurses, zoos, jumping, hosts, robots, janitors, and wives than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of gambling?
How does the dream symbol of gambling affect the different aspects of a dream?
Explore different elements related to dreams of gambling
Who is in gambling dreams?
Overall, dreams with gambling are aren't really related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of gambling are more related to animals, more related to different roles, and more related to distant people than dreams in general.
What are the emotions in gambling dreams?
Overall, dreams with gambling are less related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of gambling are more related to happiness, more related to embarrassment, and much more related to confusion than dreams in general. They are less related to hatred and less related to love.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in gambling dreams?
Overall, dreams with gambling are less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of gambling are much more related to work, more related to human places, and more related to transportation than dreams in general.
What happens in gambling dreams?
Overall, dreams with gambling are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of gambling are much more related to friendly interactions and much more related to sex than dreams in general. They are less related to aggressive interactions.
How do gambling in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with gambling are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of gambling are much more related to recurring dreams than dreams in general. They are less related to lucid dreams, less related to nightmares, and less related to recurring nightmares.
How do gambling in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with gambling are less related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of gambling are more related to smelling and more related to taste than dreams in general. They are less related to vision.
How can you make sense of gambling in dreams?
Gambling dreams are very rare. Among other things gambling dreams are negatively interconnected, friendly, and sexual.
Do you think this is true for your dream of gambling? How might your dream of gambling be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience gambling in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about gambling in dreams. See how you feel about gambling now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of gambling?
When you gamble you take a risk, so gambling in a dream can symbolize anything risky or associated with chance. For example, starting a new business or relationship is a gamble. You are willing to accept the risk because of the possibility of reward.
Gambling has other associations related to cheating, lying, and anything else that carries a risk of getting caught.
Gambling can be associated with a hunch, especially when something isn’t right about someone or something. It can mean you’re in danger of being fooled, or fooling yourself, or you’re the target of a shakedown or scam. The feelings are similar, a hunch you can’t put your finger on, you just know something isn’t right.
Gambling is associated with intuition, strategy, deception, and playing the odds.
A gambler in a dream can symbolize someone who thinks he can get away with something. The idea can be extended to making strategy and analyzing risk.
Gamblers are commonly perceived as people who are bad with money and aren’t willing to work at a regular job.
Gamblers create perceptions of themselves that may have nothing to do with reality, so dreaming about a gambler or gambling can relate to the difference between perception and reality. The image of a gambler and that lifestyle can be much different from the reality.
Gamblers are associated with strong nerves and a poker face. These skills are comparable to situations in life such as making business deals or trading in financial markets.
Good gamblers who play against other gamblers are said to “read the player, not the cards.” This idea can be used to symbolize ability to read people and their motives. The idea extends to knowing the strength of a position you are in. For example, you know when is the right time to ask for a raise at work or make your move in a relationship.
Gambling is associated with luck, and in dreamland luck isn’t found only in a casino. For example, you are “lucky” if you have the perfect spouse and beautiful, well-behaved kids. You are “unlucky” if you get laid off at work or catch a terrible illness. See: Winning the lottery
The symbolism of gambling takes on new dimensions for people who gamble and go to casinos. Hours glued to a slot machine or spent at a gaming table can create all sorts of imagery for dreams to process. But also consider what’s happening in your mind during those hours. For example, you might notice patterns that can aid your play, or devise a betting strategy, but the knowledge is subconscious. Your dreams can help bring those thoughts and observations forward.
Wins and losses associated with gambling, and how they can affect your life is also fodder for dreams. When these associations are brought into play, dreams have many connections that can be made between gambling and other areas of life, especially in relation to the value of money and how it is prioritized. See: Money
For example, a woman who habitually loses money at casinos dreams about attending a funeral in a potter’s field in the back of her favorite casino. Instead of flowers, the mourners toss poker chips onto the casket, and the service is overseen by a pit boss. The woman becomes very curious about who is in the closed casket—she assumes it must be someone important. The pit boss opens the casket for her, and she’s mortified to see her lifeless body inside. The message in the dream is clear enough: she’s throwing away her money in casinos, and it’s killing her inside because she can’t stop. And if she doesn’t stop, she fears she’ll go to her grave penniless, as symbolized by the potter’s field.
A final consideration is that gambling is associated with odds, statistics, numbers and specialized skill. In this sense, dreaming about gambling or being a gambler can symbolize ability to analyze numbers and make quick decisions.
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of gambling
Read some real dream reports of gambling dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
Can anyone interpret this dream about raffle tickets?
It was a simple dream. My relatives were in it - all deceased. My mother handed me a letter from my aunt ( we were estranged when she passed). In it were two $200 bills. I said to myself there is no such thing as a $200 bill. Then I notice all these raffle tickets. Now, in the waking state I never gamble on lottery or raffles or anything really. I never win at games of chance. So in the dream I want to toss the tickets. My uncle says no, keep them. One is oddly shaped like a narrow long pointer. He hands it to me. My uncle was good with money in real life. What do you think it means?
It was a simple dream. My relatives were in it - all deceased. My mother handed me a letter from my aunt ( we were estranged when she passed). In it were two...
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My weird dream last night
I was in a cave and found a plastic bag which transformed itself into a flying fox, which led me to a long cabin in the woods with several gambling machines inside it. The fox’s eyes glowed green and it let me see into the eyes of one of the people who lived there. It was a guy in a car with an obnoxious mafia accent who was bragging about how many dudes he “whacked.” When they reached their destination, he tried to knock out the dude at the door but failed. He tried 3 more times but still failed. Then the vision ended and I saw all the guys gradually gathering in a circle and debating why they lost their mark that night. Except one dude, a guy in a hawaiian shirt, was letting out a long continuous scream at the top of his lungs. Everyone told him to stop but he ignored them. Then when the circle became half full, the guy was still screaming and everyone congratulated him on his lung capacity.
Then I woke up, went to the bathroom, and fell back asleep. This time I was on a train with all the Harry Potter characters. I told them they should all be social distancing and they decided to pile on top of each other on my side of the train. I jumped out the window and Bellatrix started chasing me. She transformed herself into Chewbacca and caught up to me. At that point I used Avada Kedavra, missed, and then an ancient scroll she was holding began glowing, levitating, and unraveled itself. Then I woke up again.
I was in a cave and found a plastic bag which transformed itself into a flying fox, which led me to a long cabin in the woods with several gambling machines...
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Four countries a suppressed scientist in another dimention
I dreamt of 4 massive mines. People were investing money on the mines as a sort of competitive gamble. Whichever mine contained the gold or whatever would make the bidders rich. Everybody thought they were going to get rich. However, the mines were secretly owned by the same people and had been stripped clean years ago. They were using the "game" to gain power over the bidders.
The dream then switched to a man in a south American country. (Although, the countries on the map were all different names. I do remember one country on the map (a neighboring counter around where Venezuela would be) had Frankenstein in the name. The population in the country felt more like Scandinavia, though the way it looked felt kind of irelandish).
There was a man there who found he could pick up items using relatable sound waves. It was like he'd found a magnetic within non magneticproperty materials. And I think he wanted to use it to find the fold in the earth for some greater purpose than money though. But the government was keeping an eye on him.
I went to this guys place to rent out space, without knowing all that. I went to the restroom and noticed there was this weird water balancing divice for a time keeping kinetic energy machine. I cant remember what it was used for. But I then realized he understood kinetic flow and self perpetuating motion, and I wanted to learn from him.
It turned out that he was being prevented from leaving the country or patenting the technology, because the government didn't want anybody to know about it. And, now that I had an idea, they may try to keep me from leaving too.
I left the place to try and investigate his situation, and there was this man on the street. He sadly said something (I cant remember what he said, but it was a statement of a problem like being lost or something). I could tell he was a government official trying to lure me in with his helplessness, though. He was just baiting me to figure out what I knew.
I dismissively said something like, "sorry buddy, I cant help you." Then a bunch of others on the street swarmed in. They started very aggressively (but with a helpful demeanor and smiling faces), demanded he find his way. They were all pushing him towards "help" while he continued sadly saying how sad he was.
I turned to get in my car and leave, but this old woman (with a smiling face and helpful
demeanor) got in my face too. She kept repeating something and walking into me to push me wherever she wanted me to go. I kept telling her to stop and leave me alone. She wouldnt. So I ended up slapping her really hard. She didnt even react. She just continued exactly what she was doing. I repeatedly slapped her back and forth, but her face didn't even budge. Then I woke up.
I dreamt of 4 massive mines. People were investing money on the mines as a sort of competitive gamble. Whichever mine contained the gold or whatever would make...
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Salary I don't remember that much from that dream. I remember that I was playing a gambling game with 2 of my classmates (I don't really know them that well). The game proceed like that: There were 2 drinks per person. They looked identical with one thing that separates them: one had a deadly poison in it. They went to their home and everyone in their home was supposed to to drink it. I felt well after drinking the drink. Well, for a short time. I began feeling very sleepy. That was an indicator that I have drank the drink with drug. I called the organizator of the game to ask him for mercy, give me the antidote. He said that he will come to my home. I began feeling very sleepy. My eyes were starting to see black squares. I fell on the floor. I immediately woke up. That means I had died in the dream. It wasn't much of a nightmare more of a surrealistic dream.
Salary I don't remember that much from that dream. I remember that I was playing a gambling game with 2 of my classmates (I don't really know them that well)....
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Please help me interpret
My mother (dead), grandmother (dead), sister (2nd eldest, the wise one) and Brother in-law all moved to a new place. They all sat down in a park area to play blackjack (income from a family of gambling addicts) and I decided to wander off to view the sunrise. It was incredible. Coming up over a lake I was stood at the bank of and just turning the sky red over the suburbs beyond which made me think it was ominous.
My grandma came over to watch it with me and as we were sat a giant bat flew over us and to the water, as it flew away we saw an alligator in the water and it was coming towards us. I quickly tried to move grandma and we shuffled away to safety. When I looked back, it had instead attacked and eaten a bay (brown) horse which had appeared where we were standing (I’m a horsey person if relevant)
We then decided instead to sit down with the rest of the family and play blackjack. I won about 3 out of 5 hands.
That’s it..And then my brain travelled to some other random dream..
Before she passed my mum gave me a dream interpretation book.. what I have so far:
Alligator = cunning
Brown horse = earth and connection to it
Sunrise = new beginnings
Is it a warning for future ventures? I really have no big plans at the moment apart from paying bills!!
My mother (dead), grandmother (dead), sister (2nd eldest, the wise one) and Brother in-law all moved to a new place. They all sat down in a park area to play...
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