Although the Bible doesn't say that gambling is a sin; before we choose to walk down this path in life,
we should ask ourselves the question "Although it's permissible, is it beneficial;
is it constructive?"
Many have been caught up in gambling who couldn't afford to lose the money, and because of this, they, along with their families, have suffered. Gambling has a way of appealing to the greed within our sinful nature, and a way of leading us down a path to destruction.
Gambling is also contrary to the biblical principle of hard work as the way of supplying for our needs; as well as the needs of our family.