“They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: “In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit.” They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: “What is beyond your needs.” Thus doth God Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider- (The Noble Quran, 2:219)”

“O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination,- of Satan’s handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper. Satan’s plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of God, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain? (The Noble Quran, 5:90-91)”

As we clearly see from the above Noble Verses, Allah Almighty considered gambling as the work of Satan. Satan is very tempting. Many times we humans can satta king not resist his temptations from doing evil things in life, such as illegal sex, alcohol, bribery, mistreatment of other people, etc….

Allah Almighty commanded us to stay away from gambling in Noble Verse 5:90; “Eschew such(abomination), That y may prosper.” If any Muslim has any respect for Allah Almighty, then he/she should obey His Holy Commands so that he/she may prosper.

Some people claim that they gamble just for fun and don’t spend a lot of money. I believe that such people are doing a great sin, because they are not avoiding gambling, but instead they are using it for entertainment. This may eventually drag them to become addicted to gambling and lose so much money on it, especially since they are gaining a “great sin” from it anyway. My advise to such people is to seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty and to not go back to the casinos and gambling again, or else they may not “prosper” and end up losing much of their money.

Now some people argue that they go to Las Vegas for instance like once every two years, and spend a couple of hundred of dollars on gambling for entertainment and then go home without really wasting a great deal of money on it, which then to them it makes it not really sinful in Islam. So in other words, they spend few hundred of dollars (say 600 for the sake of argument) every two years or every once in a great while on gambling.