I pray that more denominations would report the news like the Baptist Press does! They do an excellent work reporting the news from a Biblical Worldview. This is such a awesome message on the destruction that online gambling is having on America. Satan is having his way with many. Reminds of how the casinos here in New Mexico where to have a positive effect on the state, like better schools and roads! HA! The joke is on us! New Mexico is last in education and at the bottom in child-well being! The state kills babies through abortion. How God puts up with us, I do not know! New Mexico has become so godless, as has all of America. So many are blinded by Satan. Only 4% of Americans have a Biblical Worldview, you see the results, right?
America needs a come to JESUS meeting! ALL THIS IS A HEART ISSUE! HEARTS FOR JESUS ARE LACKING MORE THAN EVER IN AMERICA!
It is estimated that Americans lost $161 billion to all forms of gambling in 2018, with $306 million of that going to online gambling. While this amount is for all types of gambling, the fastest growing kind of gambling is online. Online gambling has been increasing each year, and the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated that gain. As brick-and-mortar gambling sites saw a decrease in activity, online gambling venues took up the slack. Often, people turned to online gambling during the pandemic for entertainment during long days and nights of being stuck indoors. This created the perfect storm for gambling on the 2022 Super Bowl. It is estimated that 31 million people bet more than $7.6 billion on Super Bowl LVI, an increase of 35% over 2021.
With 71% of Americans believing that gambling is morally acceptable, and only 36% of Christians believing that sports betting is morally wrong, it is clear that America has a gambling problem. It isn’t only sports betting online that is exploding. The internet offers practically any kind of gambling that someone could desire.
The internet has certain built-in features that make gambling more dangerous for people, too. Gambling is available 24/7 to anyone with a computer and an internet connection in their homes, which is more than 77% of Americans, or more than 250 million people. More Here