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The one-sentence "definition" that should be in italics.

This pattern is a still a stub.

Investing resources in the likelihood of an outcome. Betting is the act of risking resources for the chance of winning more resources than was used. The proportions between what is gained and what is risked is linked to the perceived probability of winning, but in the case where Betting is done by players this does not have to be close to the real probability.

Example: Roulette is a typical example where the exchanges rate between bets and rewards are open and the probability for each outcome is static. The proportions between investments and rewards are tilted in the house's favor and the knowledge of this and the probabilities is easily available.

Example: betting in Poker is based on the cards held and the actions of other players. The proportions between risk and reward in Poker are not fixed but vary due to the willingness of all players to bet.


Gambling Games



Using the pattern

Diegetic Aspects

Interface Aspects

Narration Aspects



Randomness Tension Dedicated Game Facilitators Freedom of Choice Extra-Game Consequences Self-Facilitated Games Arithmetic Progression Delayed Effects Strategic Knowledge Predictable Consequences Meta Games Social Skills Resources

Instantiates: Luck

Can Instantiate

Anticipation, Bluffing, Closed Economies, Conflict, Emotional Engrossment, Gameplay Mastery, Hovering Closures, Investments, Player-Defined Goals, Resource Management, Rewards, Risk/Reward, Transfer of Control,

==== with Extra-Game Consequences Committed Goals

Can Modulate

Bidding, Gain Ownership

Can Be Instantiated By

Gain Ownership, Ownership, Spectators

Can Be Modulated By

Imperfect Information, Quick Games, Tournaments,

Possible Closure Effects


Potentially Conflicting With



An updated version of the pattern Betting that was part of the original collection in the book Patterns in Game Design[1].


  1. Björk, S. & Holopainen, J. (2004) Patterns in Game Design. Charles River Media. ISBN1-58450-354-8.