$500G ’rock, paper, scissors’ bet ruled invalid: Quebec court

MONTREAL — A $500,000 debt incurred from three games of “rock, paper, scissors” is invalid, the Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled.

Edmund Mark Hooper, the unfortunate loser of the classic hand game, took out a mortgage on his house to pay off the debt — a fact that was acknowledged in a notarized contract.

Quebec law stipulates that for a wagering contract to be valid, it must be related to activities “requiring only skill or bodily exertion on the part of the parties,” rather than to chance. Furthermore, the amount wagered must not be excessive.


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