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    Gaming

    Hello,

    I would like to know what does "gaming the system" mean here. Is it "playing with the system or gambling with the system"? Thank you.

    "By the late ’80s, when I enrolled at Howard, the term “black Republican” was nearly oxymoronic. The handful of students who identified as such were thought to be cynically gaming the system, pursuing the easiest route to public visibility and sacrificing collective advancement on the altar of individual gain."

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    Re: Gaming

    Hello, Cynthia Garett.
    I've found this: http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/game_3
    I hope it helps.

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    Re: Gaming

    In that use, "gaming" means "manipulating".

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    Re: Gaming

    The usual term (in BrE) is "playing the system". It's when you use an existing system, such as the welfare benefits system, to your own advantage.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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