Skill Game Protection Act Law and Legal Definition

The Skill Game Protection Act is a measure that will create exemptions to permit Americans to gamble in online skill games like poker, mahjong, backgammon, chess and bridge. According to the Act, the term `bets or wagers' does not include operating, or participation in, poker, chess, bridge, mahjong or any other game where success is predominantly determined by a player's skill, to the extent that the game provides for competition only between and among participants, and not against the person operating the game.

There are three critical points in this act in terms of inclusion:

a. success is predominantly determined by a player's skill;

b. competition only between and among participants; and

c. competition not against the person operating the game.