Quite recently the has been created. However, for a long time there is a tag called . To me the two tags seem rather similar

Personally, I do not see great need for a new tag. And a quick search suggests that this tag has been used in the past for questions about betting.

What would be the most reasonable way to handle these two tags?

  • Keep them separate?
  • Make them synonyms? (And if yes, what should be the master tag.)
  • Completely removing one of the tags and leaving only the other one?
  • Some completely different course of action?

You can find here in chat a brief exchange of comments with the tag creator.

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    $\begingroup$ Merge them. I wasn't aware of the "gambling" tag. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 15, 2017 at 11:57
  • $\begingroup$ @RodrigodeAzevedo You mean merge without making them synonyms (which would remove the new tag) or synonymizing them and then merge? $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 15, 2017 at 12:00
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    $\begingroup$ I am fine with both. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 15, 2017 at 12:01

2 Answers 2


I have just created a synonym, and merged the former into the latter.

I'm not exactly sold on the usefulness of either tag, but for the time being I guess they are basically talking about the same thing.


In the question I have mentioned several possible actions. To me the most reasonable seem to be creating a synonym $\to$ . (I.e., with (gambling) as the master tag.)

In this way when somebody asks a new question and wants to add a tag, if they start typing "betting" in the tag field, they will be shown the synonym.

I am posting this as an answer, so that other users can vote and comment on this particular suggestion.

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    $\begingroup$ Pretty straightforward, obvious solution. The English word "gamble" means specifically betting on the outcome of a game of chance, whereas a "bet" could be about anything (politics, tomorrow's weather, whatever), but in the context of a mathematical Q&A site I can't imagine any on topic question about "betting" that couldn't be tagged with "gambling." Go for it. $\endgroup$
    – Wildcard
    Commented Jan 16, 2017 at 23:27

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