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Title: Gambling


1
Gambling
  • A Christian Perspective

2
Gambling
  • Definition
  • Natural Analysis
  • Biblical Analysis
  • Overcoming

3
Gambling
  • Definition

4
Gambling
  • Definition
  • "some luck, a little larceny and a lot of losers"
  • Larceny - the unlawful taking of personal
    property with intent to deprive the rightful
    owner of it permanently

5
Gambling
  • Definition
  • to Stake Money or Other Thing of Value upon an
    Uncertain Event, to Hazard wager
  • Websters NI Dictionary
  • Don't Confuse Gambling with Risky Activities Such
    as Farming, Selling, Driving, Sports, Investing,
    etc.

6
Gambling
  • Definition
  • Three Elements of Gambling
  • 1) A payoff, prize or merchandise,
  • 2) An arbitrary event, based on which the prize
    will be awarded, and
  • 3) Agreement of all players to pay if they lose.

7
Gambling
1970s
8
Gambling
2001
NC Lottery?
9
Gambling
  • Definition

10
Gambling
  • Definition
  • Natural Analysis

11
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • History of Gambling
  • Mythology - Zeus, Hades, Poseidon
  • Greek Roman Baths
  • Middle Ages -1626, Venice Legalized Casini or
    Little Houses
  • Spa, Belgium - Casinos Legalized in 1600s

12
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • History of Gambling
  • 1806 - Napoleon Legalized Gambling
  • Fashionable Hobby
  • 1837 - Gambling Outlawed in France
  • 1860 - Monaco Legalized Gambling
  • Monte Carlo
  • 1899 - Private Rooms, Unlimited Bets

13
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • History of Gambling
  • 1890 - Unsuccessful Attempt to Legalize Gambling
    on River Boats in USA
  • 1931 - Gambling Legalized in Nevada
  • 1932 - Illegal Gambling Joints Common in Other
    States
  • 1950s - Las Vegas Developed by Bugsy Siegel

14
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • Why Do People Gamble?
  • Lust of the Eyes
  • Attractive Places,
  • Attractive Machines

15
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • Why Do People Gamble?
  • Lust of the Flesh

16
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • Why Do People Gamble?
  • Lust of the Flesh

17
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • Why Do People Gamble?
  • Ignorance Dont Know the Probabilities
  • Example Roulette Wheel Numbered 1-37, Colored
    Black or Red, with Two House Numbers 0, 00
  • Hitting One Number Pays 37 Times the Bet
  • Expectation .94 for each 1 Bet
  • You Give me a Dollar, I Give You 94
  • When Do You Win?

18
Gambling
Correctly Choose Six Numbers Out of Fifty Three,
Order Does Not Matter.
  • Why Do People Gamble?
  • Ignorance
  • Florida Lotto

Lottery A Tax for People Who Are Bad in Math
The House Always Wins!
19
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • Actual Winners
  • Every Casino Is a Monument to the Laws of
    Probability

The House Always Wins!
20
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • Why Do People Gamble?
  • Pride of Life
  • Its My Money, I Can Do What I Want
  • Its Recreation, Like Going to a Movie
  • I Can Beat the System Because.
  • Im a Good Gambler
  • I Cheat
  • I Can Walk Away

21
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • The Worst Outcome
  • Mary Warwick, Compulsive Gambler
  • Annual Cost Per Compulsive Gambler
  • 9,500 (Thompson, et.al.)
  • 10 to 30,000 (APC)

22
Gambling
  • Natural Analysis
  • The Worst Outcome
  • Ellen Cantor, Compulsive Gambler
  • Won Over 1,000,000 in Las Vegas
  • Lost Even More
  • Money (401K, Stole from Workplace)
  • Job (Controller Earning 90K Annually)
  • Fiancée

23
Gambling
  • Definition
  • Natural Analysis

24
Gambling
  • Definition
  • Natural Analysis
  • Biblical Analysis

25
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • NO Prohibition
  • Dont Have a Thou shalt not gamble.
  • Stumbling Block for Some
  • NO Command
  • Dont Have a Thou shalt gamble.
  • Dont Have a Thou mayest gamble.

26
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • Gambling is Done with
  • Time
  • Money
  • What Does the Bible Say We Are to Do with Them?

27
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as
    fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time,
    because the days are evil. (Ephesians 515-16)
  • Gambling Is Trading Something for Nothing
    Wasting Time Money

28
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • Let him that stole steal no more but rather let
    him labour, working with his hands the thing
    which is good, that he may have to give to him
    that needeth (Ephesians 428)
  • Idea that We Can Get Something for Nothing Is
    Dangerous

29
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men
    should do to you, do ye even so to them for this
    is the law and the prophets" (Matthew 712)
  • Would the Lord Gamble
  • Would You Gamble with The Lord Watching?

30
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of
    covetousness for a man's life consisteth not in
    the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
    (Luke 1215)

31
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • Parable of the Talents (Matthew 2514-30)
  • Vs. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to
    another two, and to another one to every man
    according to his several ability and straightway
    took his journey.
  • I Lost It In the Casino, Lord.

32
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • Abstain from all appearance of evil. (1
    Thessalonians 522)
  • Good Rule for Testing Acceptability of a Practice
  • Does It Even Remotely Appear Evil?

33
Gambling
  • Biblical Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Although We Have No Direct Prohibition,
  • Gods Principles for Use of Our Time Money
    Dont Allow Freedom to Gamble

34
Gambling
  • Definition
  • Natural Analysis
  • Biblical Analysis

35
Gambling
  • Definition
  • Natural Analysis
  • Biblical Analysis
  • Overcoming

36
Gambling
  • Overcoming
  • Repentance
  • Forgiveness Through the Lord
  • B-R-C-B or R-C
  • Outside Help

37
Gambling
  • Overcoming
  • Repentance
  • Forgiveness Through the Lord
  • B-R-C-B or R-C
  • Outside Help
  • Available for the Asking

38
Gambling
  • A Christian Perspective
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