A game (often actually a race ) the outcome of which is the subject of gambling by the players and/or by stakehorses. Participants may use the phrase "this is a money game " to indicate to others that they take the contest more seriously than a casual game and, e.g., are unwilling to make sportsmanlike compromises or do not appreciate distractions. A clear illustration of the latter is in the "two brothers and a stranger" hustling scene in the film The Color of Money.