Catholic position on gambling?
Anyways... I was curious what the Catholic position on gambling and lotteries is? This is a hot issue where I live, and it looks as though we're getting a lottery now. All of the Protestant churches are up in arms over it, and have been for years, saying how gambling is such a serious sin and so forth. Yet I have never heard a Catholic speak out either way. Does the Catholic Church approve or disapprove of legalized gambling (more specifically lotteries) and why or why not? Thanks.
The catholic position does not agree with many things, and this applies not only to gambling. They have their own views, other people have different views on these things. It's normal that we all have different views. I'm a gambling man and I've been playing in a casino for more than three years. First I started with local casinos, and then I started betting at https://clubvip777.com/web/dafabet and I never regretted it. Of course, I was afraid that I might be cheated, but all payments are made on time. So I don't worry anymore and now thanks to high coefficients I have a good stable profit
Gambling in and of itself is not a sin. No more than drinking alcohol is. Now drinking under age or getting drunk to the point where you cause harm to yourself or others, that is different and is sinful. Gambling can become a addiction but each person must chose for themselves. If it becomes a problem where a person is spending needed food or rent money on the lottery, then that would or could harm themselves or others and would be sinful. Individual persons must be accountable for their own actions. Gambling could be a temptation to sin. Lust is a sin but I don't wear blinders when I go to the beach! A Catholics we are to avoid the near occasion of sin. Don't buy the six pack, don't buy the ticket, don't go to the beach if you feel it will be more than you can handle.