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Gambling: Don't Bet on It Paperback – July 19, 2005
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In recent years, America has plunged headlong into legalized gambling in every form. Gambling is seen by many as a means to quick financial solutions—for individuals, governments, charities, and church groups alike. Its grip is so pervasive throughout our culture that it goes largely unnoticed and unquestioned.
In this newly revised and updated book, Rex M. Rogers, a recognized expert on this subject, examines the hold gambling has on our culture and how we must free ourselves from its damaging effects, both as individuals and as a society. Along with presenting a clear and biblical analysis of gambling, Rogers also discusses moral and economic arguments, charity gambling, and gambling addictions.
“Rex Rogers will open your eyes to a demonic force that is destroying lives and is eating away at the value system of the nation. His book is more than a survey of sociohistorical material on the subject of gambling—it is a call to action.”
Rex M. Rogers (Ph.D., University of Cincinnati) has been the president of Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Mich. since 1991. He is also the author and voice of the daily radio program and nationally syndicated newspaper column “Making a Difference.” Rex writes and speaks on Christian higher education, politics, leadership, and sociocultural trends.
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Rogers says gambling is too costly (producing about $500 billion in 2004!) giving back little to the community. Gambling is second only to the federal government in making money but provides little reward. Consider more of the book's disturbing points:
· "... Gambling creates its own morality and gradually debilitates the people it touches" (page 39).
· "The year 1994 was the first year that Americans spent more on gambling than their children's toys" (page 43).
· "Half of the nation's 562 federally recognized [Native American] tribes with a total of 1.9 million people are trying to get into gambling" (page 47).
· "Gambling establishment owners are typically no longer local people" (page 57).
· "To believe in luck is to believe that God does not exist...gambling and superstition go hand in hand" (page 67).
· "Mark Twain shrewdly observed that `the best throw at the dice is to throw them away'" (page 75).
· "Everyone looses at gambling- except the game owners" (page 95).
Rogers defines gambling terms like "the chase", "plunging", "the rush", and many more. He discusses the "gambler's fallacy", "suicide without death", and "the disease" concept for gambling addiction.Read more ›