Religion: Beano

According to the Roman Catholic Church, gambling is not per se sinful. It is entirely licit under certain conditions, chief of which are that the odds must not be too strongly against the gambler, that he must own what he gambles with. According to many an evangelical Protestant Church, gambling is decidedly sinful. Nevertheless, Protestants and Catholics both countenance gambling, in the form of raffles, euchre, five hundred, pinochle and bridge parties for prizes. Currently another game, beano (or bingo, or keno), has been popular at Church bazaars and sociables. In this, any...

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