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- None dare call it sin. Stafford, Tim // Christianity Today;05/18/98, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p34
Provides information on gambling in Mississippi's Bible Belt. Why Mississippi likely becomes a gambling state; Persistent social problems caused by gambling; Estimated amount of losses of Mississippi people to the Tunica casinos. INSET: America's gambling habit.
- Gambling: A destructive vice. Williams, Armstrong // New York Amsterdam News;06/18/98, Vol. 89 Issue 25, p8
Opinion. Comments of the psychological dangers of gambling. View the gambling can corrupt the soul; Reasons people gamble; Views of supports of state gambling; Indication of on how states can generate revenue other than by gambling.
- Giant powerball jackpot swells gambling's ranks. Coatney, Caryn // Christian Science Monitor;5/22/98, Vol. 90 Issue 124, p1
Discusses issues about gambling which were raised in May of 1998 as the prize in the multistate lottery called Powerball swelled to $194.4 million. Why many states felt it necessary to warn citizens to spend their money wisely and not just waste it on the lottery; Money taken in annually by...
- Rolling the dice with your livelihood. LENAHAM, PHIL // Our Sunday Visitor;6/5/2011, Vol. 100 Issue 6, p13
In this article, the author argues that gambling is not inherently immoral but care is needed.
- If premiers came round with tickets and a pail, maybe gambling would be okay. Byfield, Link // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;03/09/98, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p2
Examines the issue of gambling in Alberta and British Columbia, as of March 9, 1998. Alberta's reliance on gambling profits; Prevalence of video lottery terminals (VLTs) in British Columbia; VLTs in Alberta; When gambling is immoral; Difficulty in justifying gambling; Immorality of VLTs.
- Winning formula: Statistics class takes on lottery. Marks, Alexandra // Christian Science Monitor;3/28/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 85, p1
Discusses a case in which students challenged the Texas Lottery Commission on the belief that gambling odds printed on scratch tickets were misleading.
- YOU BET YOUR LIFE. Hutchens, S. M. // Touchstone: A Journal of Mere Christianity;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p4
The author reflects on the morality of gambling. He argues that the evil in gambling lies in its frivolity, establishing itself as worthy of the time and money people invest. He thinks, just as Peter in the Scriptures, that Jesus is really the only game where people can stake their lives on his...
- PCUSA clergy, laity differ on gambling. // Christian Century;09/13/2000, Vol. 117 Issue 25, p898
Reveals the results of a survey conducted by the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America regarding the opinions of presbyterian ministers and members on the morality of gambling. Points of agreement and disagreement among the ministers on legalized gambling; Participation of the...
- Gambling's rising tab. // Christian Science Monitor;12/29/97, Vol. 90 Issue 23, p16
Discusses the human tragedy and moral bankruptcy associated with legalized gambling. Gambling palaces on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi generating five times their number of pawn shops; Operation of pawn shops; Work of University of California at San Diego sociologist David Phillips; Nation's...