Definition of Gambling
Gambling, for the compulsive gambler is defined as follows:
Any betting or wagering, for self or others,
whether for money or not, no matter how slight or insignificant,
where the outcome is uncertainor depends upon chance or "skill"
Does this mean I cant even participate in a little penny ante game or a world series pool?
It means exactly that. A stand has to be made somewhere and Gamblers Anonymous members have found that the first bet is the one to avoid, even though it may be as little as matching for a cup of coffee.