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Card-Playing, Dicing and the Use of Lots in Gaming

James Dodson

An idle apprentice caught gaming with dice.

THE CHRISTIAN AND THE USE OF THE LOT FOR GAMING.

"Cards and dice I reject entirely and would consign them to the carrion-pit."—Ulrich Zwingli, The Christian Education of Youth (1526).

 

Works on Against Lots, Dicing and Card Playing:

 

CHAPTER II.-Against Dicing, Cards, and such like Games.-1687-Increase Mather (1639-1723).-This chapter testifies against the use and abuse of the lot for purposes of gaming showing the wicked heathenism of many pastimes now considered innocent.

Some Important Cases of Conscience Answered, CASE III.-1755-Samuel Pike (1717?-1773).-A useful discussion concerning whether or not playing cards is ever an innocent pastime and the propriety of Christians engaging in card playing.

Considerations on Lots.-1807-John Mitchell Mason (1770-1829).-A series of articles taken from the "Christian Magazine," in 1807, on the use and abuse of lots (i.e., dicing, card playing, games of chance, etc.).

Gaming and Gambling.-1864-George Scudder Mott (1829-1901).-The differences between gaming and gambling addressing the evils attendant upon both.

Card Playing.-1892-William Addison Alexander (1857-1909).-A tract on card playing from a time when Presbyterians still thought certain pastimes were inherently sinful.