Types of Gambling

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Gambling games can be broadly categorized into two types, chance-based games and skill-based games. Remember, while chance plays a greater role in chance-based games, it is a powerful factor in skill-based games. In all forms of legitimate gambling, game outcomes can never be predicted with 100% certainty, 100% of the time.

  • Chance-Based (100% dependent on chance)
  • Skill-Based (players have some influence, but chance remains a factor in the outcome)

Read below to find out more about these different types of gambling.


Chance-Based Gambling

In chance-based gambling players have no way to affect or influence the result, which is completely dependent on random events.

Games / Activities:

Casino games:

  • Slot machines
  • Progressive bonuses
  • Bingo
  • Roulette
  • Sic Bo
  • Baccarat

Lottery products:

  • 50/50 raffles
  • Pull-tabs
  • Scratch’n win tickets
  • 6/49
  • BC/49
  • Lotto Max
  • Keno
  • Pacific Hold’em
More about chance-based gambling…

Skill-Based Gambling

In skill-based gambling players can use betting strategies, and techniques based on related knowledge or other players’ decisions and behaviour.

Games / Activities:

Strategy, skill, knowledge and chance:

  • Poker
  • Blackjack
  • Pai Gow
  • Texas Shootout
  • Horse Race Betting
  • Sports Betting
More about skill-based gambling…