Why should a Christadelphian avoid gambling?
First, its motive is a bad frame of mind: greed, or covetousness. Second,
gambling exemplifies a bad principle, that wealth should be dependent on
“chance” and not on services rendered. The third charge against
gambling concerns its bad social effects. The gambler’s loss often leads
to suffering for his wife and children; debt sometimes follows, and then theft
or other illegal activities in an attempt to recoup the losses.