(1) “contest of chance” means a contest, game, gaming scheme, or gaming device in which the outcome depends in a material degree upon an element of chance, notwithstanding that the skill of the contestants may also be a factor
(2) “gambling” means that a person stakes or risks something of value upon the outcome of a contest of chance or a future contingent event not under the person’s control or influence, upon an agreement or understanding that that person or someone else will receive something of value in the event of a certain outcome.
The law stipulates play on “amusement games” as a form of gambling. Like in Ohio, an ambitious prosecutor might be able to bring gambling charges against a business-like Chuck E. Cheese or Dave & Buster’s, because their games could be described as “amusement games”. People playing at the Dave & Buster’s and Chuck E. Cheese locations in Anchorage probably have nothing to fear, but it’s an indication of how restrictive Alaska gaming laws are.