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April 26, 2020


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

(Thanks to Ryan Jentsch)


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This is journalism in Canada? It begs questions, rather than providing facts and useful information. The story never even says whether the winning bet was scissors beat paper, rock beat scissors or paper beat rock, or why anyone would be such an idiot as to bet that amount of money. Was alcohol involved? Were they stuck in a hunting camp in January? Good old fashioned American journalism which is always accurate and informative for me from now on, please.

Losing a 500K bet would make anyone snippy.

What if it was Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock?

We played Rock, Paper, Scissors, A-bomb.
A-bomb ialways wins.

Musical Chairs and Duck, Duck, Goose are still considered legally binding.

Losing at Russian Roulette is permanent decision that generally cannot be appealed.

Canada is a common law jurisdiction, and by ancient precedent, gambling debts are not collectible at law.

Certain companies have held this does not apply to them, and may be able to help. Call Vegas Resorts Inc. and ask for the Special Collections Department Executive Officer, Mr Vincente ‘Big Vince’ Sonnogrande.

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