I’m a Mormon, so I do not gamble.
All bets are off in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. No lottery, slots, betting, Craps, or Texas Hold ‘Em. We are even discouraged from friendly betting or casual games of poker -or, at least, were as children by our parents- just to be safe.
We’re advised to avoid all forms of gambling in order to avoid its addictive and destructive side effects.
Gambling is motivated by a desire to get something for nothing. This desire is spiritually destructive. It leads participants away from the Savior’s teachings of love and service and toward the selfishness of the adversary. It undermines the virtues of work and thrift and the desire to give honest effort in all we do.LDS General Handbook, “Gambling”
Utah is the only state in these United States of America to not allow ANY form of gambling.
©2022 Chel Owens
Technically, we Mormons are officially members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are to drop any name but that. Since many still run with the nickname of ‘Mormon,’ however, I will keep pace.
My other note is that I will keep to official doctrinal practices. I will add my own application of them, especially in response to comments.
My final note is that I LOVE discussing anything I write. Don’t be rude, obviously, but any and all queries or responses are welcome.
My final note beyond the final note is that I do not seek to convert anyone. I ought to, but am motivated by forming connections, answering curiosity, and straightening pictures. So, you’re safe.