game of chance


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game of chance

n.
A game, usually played for money or stakes, in which the winner is determined by a chance event, as by drawing numbers or throwing dice.

game′ of chance′


n.
a game, as roulette, in which the outcome is determined by chance rather than by skill.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.game of chance - a game that involves gamblinggame of chance - a game that involves gambling  
gambling, gaming, play - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
fan tan, fantan - a Chinese gambling game; a random number of counters are placed under a bowl and you gamble on how many will be left (0, 1, 2, or 3 modulo 4)
lottery, drawing - players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
craps - a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice
roulette - a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in
banking game - any gambling game in which bets are laid against the gambling house or the dealer
Translations
jeu de hasard
References in classic literature ?
She had no fear of the dear old grandfather, in whose love for her this disease of the brain had been engendered; but the man she had seen that night, wrapt in the game of chance, lurking in her room, and counting the money by the glimmering light, seemed like another creature in his shape, a monstrous distortion of his image, a something to recoil from, and be the more afraid of, because it bore a likeness to him, and kept close about her, as he did.
An ingenious modern game of chance in which the player
However, that legislation does not satisfy the requirement of transparency in so far as neither the conditions governing the exercise by the national authorities of their powers during the procedures for awarding concessions to trustworthy operators of game of chance nor the technical conditions which operators must satisfy when submitting their tenders had been defined with sufficient precision.
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And yesterday Lord Justice Thomas ruled: "The jury were plainly entitled to conclude that the game of Texas Hold'em was a game of chance as defined by the 1968 Act.
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