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Pope Supports Gambling

Gambling has been around for centuries, and has been a very popular entertainment activity in the United States. Unfortunately, for those who love a good card game, or chance at some winnings playing a table game of chance or even pulling a lever of luck at the slots; gambling was almost uniformly outlawed throughout the United States becoming a largely illegal activity. Of course, by the late 20th century, a softening in attitudes towards gambling have allowed the government to relax many of its laws against it. With the emergence of online gambling casinos; everyone of legal age can play just about anywhere in the comfort of their home. Even the Catholic Pope can visit his favorite game or two while relaxing in the Vatican.

If anyone is wondering what the Pope's position is on gambling, Safe Online Gaming has done some loosely based research for satirical purposes to provide our readers a bit of entertainment. None of this particular content is meant to speak for the Catholic Church, and put your eternity at risk. Where you end up at the end of your life will be between you and your dealer (See what we did there?). However, when it comes to gambling, the actual act is not considered an evil by the Catholic Church. There is no mention of the word “gambling” in the Bible, although there are a few examples of casting lots (with a famous example being the Roman soldiers dividing Jesus’ garments at his crucifixion. Now there is nothing in the bible that says, "Thou shalt not buy lottery tickets or play blackjack." We are sure that the Pope might have a card or two in his Papal Tiara. If not, nobody would expect it would they? H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks, some churches even hold raffles and bingo nights to support their parishes and ministries.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church briefly mentions that games of chance and wagers are not bad. The Catholic Church holds the position that there is no moral impediment to gambling, so long as it is fair, all bettors have a reasonable chance of winning, there is no fraud involved, and the parties involved do not have actual knowledge of the outcome of the bet (unless they have disclosed this knowledge), and as long as the following conditions are met: the gambler can afford to lose the bet, and stops when the limit is reached, and the motivation is entertainment and not personal gain leading to the "love of money" or making a living. And those who do love money can do a couple of Hail Mary's to atone. (We made that last part completely up, but I bet you were about to convert...)

There are thousands of sites to play, but it is important to do your research when choosing an online gaming site. Sites like or and even have all of the thrills of being at a casino in a safe secure environment.  Players can have hours of fun and a chance to win real money.  Each of these casinos have an operator standing by offering gamblers assistance 24 hours 7 days a week.  However, we do not recommend playing in a casino while the church service is going on.


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In addition to having a great opportunity to win, you don't have to pay for that high priced drink or shell out hundreds of dollars to take a flight. As always, be responsible, and set your limits and feel free to do a pectoral cross or two when you decide to pull that lever on your favorite online slot.

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