Casinos are extremely popular for a reason: People love to gamble! But Christians who are interested in gambling sometimes wonder if the act itself is a sin. Let’s dive into this idea and figure out what the truth is.
Is Gambling a Sin?
Gambling is tricky because some may see it as a love of money so great that one is willing to risk their family’s livelihood to get more of it. At the same time, giving money and enjoying camaraderie with peers at the Blackjack table can be seen as some as a way to share resources and offer someone the chance to win a lot of money they might be able to do some real good with.
The Bible itself does not say gambling is a sin. However, you have to be careful that it doesn’t turn into a sinful addiction.
“The Bible does warn us…to stay away from the love of money (1 Timothy 6:10; Hebrews 13:5). Scripture also encourages us to stay away from attempts to “get rich quick” (Proverbs 13:11; 23:5; Ecclesiastes 5:10). Gambling most definitely is focused on the love of money and undeniably tempts people with the promise of quick and easy riches,” according to Got Questions.