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Is Gambling a Sin?

The Bible’s answer

Although the Bible does not discuss gambling in detail, we can discern from Bible principles that God views gambling as a sin.​—Ephesians 5:​17. *

^ par. 3 Gambling is specifically mentioned in the Bible only in connection with the Roman soldiers who cast lots, or “gambled,” for Jesus’ clothing.​—Matthew 27:35; John 19:23, 24; Contemporary English Version; Good News Translation.