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
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