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Issue Analysis: Casinos and Predatory Gambling

By Joe Carter - Mar 20, 2014

What is “predatory gambling?”

Predatory gambling is the practice of using gambling to prey on human weakness for profit. For-profit gambling, or commercial gambling, is illegal unless granted special legal exemption by the government.[1] Casino gambling, the most common form of predatory gambling, differs from other problematic forms, such as social gambling, because it leads to higher rates of addiction, promotes organized crime, leads to higher rates of gambling losses, and promotes vices which are sanctioned and protected by the state. more »

Topic: , Culture, Family, Addictions, Gambling, Citizenship, Christian Citizenship, Social Issues,

Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee re: Internet Gambling

By Staff - Oct 3, 2012

On Oct. 2, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission sent a letter to Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), chairman emeritus of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, expressing dismay concerning his part in ongoing efforts to weaken laws prohibihiting Internet gambling, particularly by legalizing online poker gambling, as the end of the 112th Congress nears. more »

Topic: Family, Addictions, Gambling, Citizenship, Legislation,