A person engaged in playing a lawful game takes on himself the risks incidental to being a player1, and has no remedy by action for injuries received in the course of the game unless they are caused by some unfair act or foul play amounting to negligence2. The principle is applicable not only to regulated sports but also to informal games or 'horseplay'3. If the game is unlawful the fact that the claimant has consented to the risks may not in itself be a bar to his recovering damages in respect of any injury arising out of it4. However,
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