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Do Mormons consider participating in game shows to be gambling?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are opposed to gambling. From their official website: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is opposed to gambling, including ...
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According to Catholicism, is it a sin to participate in gambling such as State Lottery?

Here I would like to ask the Catholic viewpoint on gambling. For example, let's say if I were a Catholic single-parent mother of meager means who hoped to win in a lottery. Would participating in ...
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If I win the Powerball jackpot will Catholic Church accept a donation?

LDS has a policy of not taking gambling winnings including lottery money as donations. Over the years several other churches have refused as well. Is there an official policy in Catholic Church about ...
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What is the scope of gambling prohibitions for JW's?

I know that gambling is forbidden for a Jehovah's Witness. Would this include a phone in competition on the radio, for example to win money or a holiday?
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What is the baptist view on “gambling” in scenarios like “Jeopardy!”?

I realize there are many variations even among Baptists, but I personally have never heard this area discussed. How do baptists view the "gambling" associated with games like Jeopardy!? For those ...
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Is there a Biblical ban on gambling? [closed]

Most churches and many Christians I know are strongly against gambling, but I can't recall any passage in the Bible that declares that we shouldn't gamble. Does such a passage exist? To clarify I'm ...