Contest of Chance Law and Legal Definition

Contest of chance refers to a game that is usually played for money or stakes, in which the winner is determined by a chance event, like drawing numbers or throwing dice. The following is an example of a State law (New York) defining contest of chance

According to NY CLS Penal § 225.00, Contest of chance means “any contest, game, gaming scheme or gaming devise in which the outcome depends in a material degree upon an element of chance, notwithstanding that skill of the contestants may also be a factor therein.”