Press Your Luck

Like the game show that bares the same name—no whammies, no whammies, big money, stop!—press your luck games require players to repeat an action until they decide that the increased risk of losing their points is too great. Players have to evaluate and manage risk throughout the game. Most gambling games use the press your luck game mechanic. Black Jack has players hit or stay. Craps requires players to wager on the outcome on a roll or series of rolls until they lose or win (a push on a bet necessitates another roll). Of the non-gambling games, Pass the Pigs is one of the most popular.