Resources on Gambling

Recently the Mega Millions lottery jackpot was $1.6 billion. Prior to the drawing on Tuesday, anyone who played had a roughly 1 in 292,000,000 chance of winning. Ludicrously slim odds. So slim, according to one mathematician, if someone were to... Continue...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Free, downloadable bulletin insert on the predatory nature of gambling for use by your church on Anti-Gambling Sunday. Continue...