Is Gambling a Sin?

I have been thinking about our situation in Pennsylvania with the recent passage of legislation expanding gaming in the commonwealth. Our lawmakers can’t agree on gun control, abortion, taxes or immigration but when it comes to gambling both sides give it a standing ovation. So what gives? What does a casino down the block do to a neighborhood? Do even winners profit? Most of all isn’t gambling just an outward sign of coveting? When did it become okay to waste the resources God has given us or to bring home someone else’s pay check if we win? If life is more about giving than getting so why celebrate getting something for nothing? What do you think?

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