As known from:
VA
  • About Captaingambling.com
  • Our US Squad
  • Our Review Process
  • Gamble Responsibly
  • Get In Touch
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
US Gambling Sites / Canadian Man Not Liable For Big Loss At Rock, Paper, Scissors

Canadian Man Not Liable For Big Loss At Rock, Paper, Scissors

Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Publish Date: 30/05/2021
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

This story should be a lesson to everyone on what not to bet on. It took six years for the courts to sort out. The winner eventually won nothing, the loser had to mortgage his house and the lawyers were arguing forever over a silly game of rock, paper, scissors.

The game, played between two people, is as old as time. For each game, each player throws out a fist – a rock; a flat hand – paper; or a V-sign – scissors. Paper beats rock, rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper. It's really that simple.

Edmund Mark Hooper challenged Michel Primeau to a best of three rock, paper, scissors tournament. The amount he bet was $517,000 Canadian dollars (roughly $368,000 in US dollars).

In the roughly 10 seconds it took for the three games to pass Hooper lost. Primeau then demanded payment. Hooper eventually got additional mortgages on his house to try to pay Primeau. Eventually, though he thought enough was enough and decided to explore his legal options.

Thus followed more than six years of lawyers fighting the validity of a bet on rock, paper, scissors. In the end, a Canadian court ruled that while betting on rock, paper, scissors was legal the amount of the bet was excessive. Therefore it ruled that Hooper would not have to pay Primeau. If the bet had been lower, however, Hooper would have had to pay.

This is an example of why you need to make your bets reasonable. Nobody in court could agree on whether or not rock, paper, scissors was a game of skill or chance. Nobody was quite sure how you could gain an advantage in the game. What they could agree on was that the bet was not reasonable.

Think about that the next time you are about to make a bet. It is reasonable? Is it a bet you can afford? What will happen to you if you lose?

You certainly don't want to end up like Hooper stuck in debt and fighting through the court system for years to come.

Read Also
March Madness Preview and Betting Guide
The NCAA basketball tournament is almost here!, and today we will talk ...
Can I bet on American sports in Canada?
As you may already know, online and in-person sports betting is legal ...
Are there any Canadian-based sportsbooks?
Online sportsbooks are set to launch in Ontario in April 2022, with ...
captaingambling Weekly: Legalization of Sports Betting in Michigan draws nearer and other news…
With the year gradually coming to an end, there are some exciting ...
COVID-2019 Shuts Down Pennsylvania Casinos! The Five Best Online Casinos For You
Pennsylvania has a long history of casino gambling. But lately, things have ...
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Promos
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
4.9/5
DraftKings Sport
DraftKings Sport
DraftKings Sport Review
4.8/5
FanDuel Sport
FanDuel Sport
FanDuel Sport Review
4.7/5
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
4.7/5
BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook Review
4.7/5
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Promo
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
4.9/5
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
DraftKings Sport
DraftKings Sport Promo
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
4.8/5
FanDuel Sport
FanDuel Sport Promo
Bet $5, Get $150 in Bonus Bets
T&Cs apply
4.7/5
BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook Promo
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
4.7/5
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Promo
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
Posts
Show More
Betting Tips
Borussia Monchengladbach – Bayer Leverkusen
22/01/2023 - 10:30 am
Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK
Tip:
Match Winner: Away
2.4
Bet365
Bet Now
Borussia Dortmund – FC Augsburg
22/01/2023 - 8:30 am
Signal-Iduna-Park
Tip:
Both Teams Score: No
2.2
Bet365
Bet Now
FC Koln – Werder Bremen
21/01/2023 - 11:30 am
RheinEnergieStadion
Tip:
Match Winner: Home
2.3
Bet365
Bet Now
Get the latest updates in Sports and Casino via our Newsletter
header-hero-image
MLB Daily Picks:
Drew's DFS Picks
Our Team
Mark LewisJosh SchwartzDrew the DFS Guy
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Drew the DFS Guy
Drew the DFS Guy
DFS Expert
Get the latest updates in Sports and Casino via our Newsletter

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcwww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Weekly reload bonuses
  • Redeem for Crypto
  • Earn Stake Cash for logging in!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site