Morality of Gambling

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Morality of Gambling 11/25/2007 Math 1012-012
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With hot spots like Las Vegas and Atlantic City growing in popularity one can only assume that gambling is increasing in today’s society. Gambling has grown from just the simple lottery play to new forms of gambling, including online poker, where the participant does not even have to leave his house. Participants can also place sports bets online with an increasing ease. Televised gambling events have made a big hit, ESPN now plays these poker tournaments where millions are wagered and this attracts the attention of many viewers. Some people support this gambling and others are against it. I support gambling for many reasons I will discuss below. Before stating my reasons for supporting gambling one must present the other side of the argument to be credible. Adversaries of gambling, obviously ones that don’t gamble, state that the morality of gambling is “ perceived as incompatible with God's role in man's affairs (Odds, 2007).” This quote means that those against gambling feel that gambling is not something to be pursued because God did not mean for us to do it. Other opinions on the subject suggest that gambling is not a legitimate way to earn money and
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