This is the legal definition of a game of chance: “Any game by which a stake of any kind is committed, the consequence of which is either loss of the stake by at least one of the players or a gain of any kind in favour of at least one of the players, or organisers of the game and in which chance is a factor, albeit ancillary, for the conduct of the game, determination of the winner or fixing of the gain”.

The three elements stake, win or lose and chance must be cumulatively present if one is to speak of a game of chance. The definition of games of chance is very wide.