Many Americans must have wondered what all the William Bennett gambling fuss was all about, if you can believe Gallup's most recent annual survey on America's values and beliefs. That survey indicates that most Americans don't see gambling as inconsistent with moral living. The survey shows that 63 percent of Americans believe gambling is morally acceptable, while just 35 percent think it is morally
wrong. According to a story in Newsweek, more than five million U.S. residents spend $6 billion gambling online per year. Projections indicate that will increase to more than six million people and $12 billion a year in Internet casino coffers by 2006.

(Statistics from The Pastor's Weekly Briefing, May 16, 2003)