, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 91–114 | Cite as

On a relative measure of skill for games with chance elements

  • Peter Borm
  • Ben van der Genugten


In various countries, including the Netherlands and Austria, legislation is such that the question whether a specific game should be considered as a game of chance or as a game of skill is predominant in the exploitation decision of private casinos. This paper aims for an objective and operational criterium to quantify the relative level of skill with respect to chance of games in order to provide a juridical tool for classification. The various concepts are illustrated by means of variations of Poker.

Key Words

Games skill chance elements poker 

AMS subject classification

91A10 91A60 


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© Sociedad de Estadística e Investigación Operativa 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Borm
    • 1
  • Ben van der Genugten
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Econometrics and CentER for Economic ResearchTilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

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