Definition Edit

Cheating is to act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage.

Overview Edit

Examples of cheating are:

  • rigging a deck of cards in your favor
  • having extra cards on your person that you can substitute at any time
  • using techniques or strategies that are against the rules
  • with regard to video games

Legal doctrine Edit

Under the law, cheating or fraud is defined as any person who knowingly and willfully:

(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or (3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry.[1]


  1. 18 U.S.C. §1001

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