(a) “Gambling” means risking anything of value for a return or risking anything of value upon the outcome of a contest, game, gaming scheme, or gaming device when the return or outcome:
(i) is based upon an element of chance…
(b) “Gambling” includes a lottery.
(c) “Gambling” does not include:
(i) a lawful business transaction; or
(ii) use of an amusement device.
Utah bans all forms of gambling, so it goes to great lengths to define what gambling is and is not. Section 76-10-1101 notes that lawful business transactions and arcade games are not considered gambling. Despite a multifaceted definition of gambling, certain types of slot machines and sweepstakes machines existed in a legal gray area until 2019.