you can always try your luck gambling
That's one thing I would discourage you from.
Granted, once you have digital currency it's easy to spend it at a blink, the sites usually don't ask a lot of questions either where it came from.
But if you are paying gambling debts with gold, then you must be pretty desperate. Bitcoin might not be real gold, but look at the interest rates being paid in the lending forums, and look at the low prices in the market place (people basically sell stuff at manufacturers/wholesale prices, even if they paid more for it, and often throw in free shipping on top), you must be quite a fool to gamble it away. If you think you have plenty, then invest somewhere, or buy some FPGA miners if it pleases you, but think about what you could be gaining in the bitcoin economy before gambling with it.
And if you like risk, speculate on it (there's a forum for that); once you get into it this is more fun than gambling but you can go as risky as you want, if you seek the thrill.