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The thing that makes gambling a clear case is that it always involves your gain made at the expense of your neighbour, without giving back anything in return, much less something that would proportionately compensate your fellow human with the equivalent value of what you have taken from them.
Gambling and superstition go together like two peas in a pod. From lucky underpants to a white rabbit’s foot there are plenty of weird and wonderful superstitions, both particular to gambling, and across the wider field. Lets delve a little deeper into gambling superstitions!
This guy happens to be a good actor and a better poker player. He is indeed so good that the Bellagio Casino in Sin City made him an honoured guest. George Clooney The actor starred in the blockbuster “Ocean’s 11” and the gambling action featured therein got him addicted.
The church has spoken out very little and done virtually nothing in opposition to the presence and influence of gambling. Government, especially on the state level, is an advocate for gambling, and the church needs to take a stand, expose the evils of gambling, and declare how it's really at odds with the principles of Scripture.
I don't think that it matters what we have lost gambling. (moneywise) No one ever wins it all back!!! Anyone who has a gambling addiction and tells you this is lying to themselves. I think we lose a lot more than money. We lose our integrity, faith and self respect.
So the money does matter, and therefore gambling really is covetousness. When a person wants to take someone else's property that they really don't want to give and without returning fair value in exchange, that person is guilty of covetousness. And that is exactly what the gambler does.
Gambling is a time-bound event, while an investment in a company can last several years. With gambling, once the game or race or hand is over, your opportunity to profit from your wager has come.