Articles on Gambling

What just happened? On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law that prohibited states from allowing betting on amateur or professional sports. In the case of Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the court ruled that... Continue...

From the 1800s to the mid 20th century, government-run lotteries in America were not only recognized as immoral but were banned in every state. That changed in 1964 when New Hampshire—a state without an income tax—reinstituted a state lottery. Over... Continue...

This week the ERLC released a free, downloadable bulletin insert for use by your church on Anti-Gambling Sunday (September 18). In preparation for the event, here are five facts you should know about problem gambling: 1. Problem gambling is an... Continue...

No one won this week’s Powerball jackpot, which means the jackpot will roll over to an estimated $675 million — the largest lottery prize in U.S. history. According to the Associated Press, Powerball is played in 44 states, the District... Continue...

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has stated repeatedly his opposition to legalized gambling, asserting that the league’s opposition will not change because of vigilance in protecting the integrity of the game on his watch. After hearing the commissioner’s comments, one would... Continue...

Earlier this month the ERLC joined other faith organizations in forming the Faith for Just Lending Coalition. The purpose of the coalition is to raise awareness about families in financial crisis and how high-cost lending negatively impacts them. One industry... Continue...

Republican State Sen. Del Marsh introduced what has to be the worst piece of gambling-related legislation in the history of Alabama in early May. Marsh, who is president pro tempore of the Alabama Senate, flip-flopped on what observers thought were... Continue...

Hello, this is Russell Moore, and this is Questions and Ethics, the program where we gather together and talk about your moral dilemmas and try to look at them through the lens of the gospel of Jesus Christ. And we... Continue...

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have devised a new scheme for fleecing their residents—it’s called Monopoly Millionaires’ Club. When we think of a club, we usually think of some kind of gathering in which people meet together to... Continue...

Gambling is one of the most lucrative vices in America. Casinos earn approximately $125 billion in revenue each year as the average American loses almost $400 per year to gambling. In preparation for Anti-Gambling Sunday (September 21), here are five... Continue...