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  •  But the election is not a game, (2+ / 0-)
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    kurt, elwior

    horse race, sport or pastime.  Although I suppose it's portrayed as a horse race, and we around here certainly treat politics as a pastime....

    •  "Except as otherwise provided . . ." (3+ / 0-)
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      LeftyAce, Skipbidder, elwior

      means unless the law specifies an exception, it isn't covered.  So the wager exception is not limited to horse, sport or pastime, it includes all wagers, excepting those governing a lottery conducted by the state.  As pointed out below there is also an exception to games of chance conducted in a private residence, however, these kind of contests aren't typically governed by contracts, so it's doubtful that there would be any recourse.

      e.g. if I was playing a friendly poker game, the action would be legal, but I wouldn't be able to involve the state in order to ensure that everyone paid what they owed.

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