Recently, I was at a casino. Although I spend a lot of time playing online casino games, such as slots or poker, there were a few games I did not know how to play. Since I am an avid fan of casino games, I was curious how the ones I didn’t know work. Because of this, I turned to Google. Now, I will explain what I found there so that I can help you learn how to play the most popular games as well!
The Bible does not directly discuss gambling, however, it does mention several issues that surround gambling and make it up. However, given the state of modern gambling, the issues mentioned are not as much a factor as they once were. Gambling then was not institutionalized as it is now, but rather was between several people on a personal level. That measure of greed is not present in modern gambling and so we can only look at what was said in the Bible as a reference for modern gambling, not as a codified set of laws. There are discussions of greed, taking advantage of others, and considering luck as a force that takes the place of some of our reverence for God. Luck would be considered its own force rather than a generalized sense of good or bad outcomes, and so back then people were drawn to replace God’s grace with wanting the favor of Luck as a power in and of itself. (more…)
People often question whether gambling is a sin. There are many different viewpoints to consider, but gambling in itself is not necessarily a sin so long as it doesn’t negatively affect oneself or others.