pure chance doctrine


pure chance doctrine
The principle followed, particularly in England and Canada that a lottery is characterized by winning or losing entirely by chance; that there is no lottery where merit or skill play any part in determining the distribution to be made. 34 Am J1st Lot § 6.

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