Measuring Skill in Games

Several Approaches Discussed

M.R.M. Dreef, P.E.M. Borm, B.B. van der Genugten

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Abstract

An aspect of casino games that in general leads to discussions among both participants and spectators, is the relative extent to which a player can positively influence his results by making appropriate strategic choices.This question is closely related to the issue of how to distinguish between games of skill and games of chance.This is an issue that is interesting from a juridical point of view too, since in many countries the legitimacy of exploiting a speci-c game depends on the category to which it belongs.This paper summarizes recent developments concerning the measurement of skill in games.It points out the elements in the de-nitions that need closer attention, it illustrates the analysis with examples and it discusses further possibilities
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherEconometrics
Number of pages19
Volume2003-9
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Publication series

NameCentER Discussion Paper
Volume2003-9

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Keywords

  • game theory

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Dreef, M. R. M., Borm, P. E. M., & van der Genugten, B. B. (2003). Measuring Skill in Games: Several Approaches Discussed. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2003-9). Tilburg: Econometrics.
Dreef, M.R.M. ; Borm, P.E.M. ; van der Genugten, B.B. / Measuring Skill in Games : Several Approaches Discussed. Tilburg : Econometrics, 2003. (CentER Discussion Paper).
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Tilburg : Econometrics, 2003. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2003-9).

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