Rapid Global Gambling Growth concerning

Hindus critical of rapid global gambling growth

Hindus have strongly criticized speedy growth of gambling worldwide,
which has now reportedly become about $335 billion industry, and is
still expanding.

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement today in USA, said that
gambling many times resulted in devastated families and broken homes.
With continually rising Internet online gambling, it had become highly
and universally accessible round-the-clock, which was quite scary.

Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further said
that Rig-Veda, oldest existing scripture of mankind, described the
distress caused by gambling. It says: Play no longer with the dice,
but till your field, enjoy what you have, and regard it greatly.
Various Hindu lawgivers denounced it saying that it destroyed honesty,
wealth, and truth. Manu identified it with open theft.

Rajan Zed urged other religions also to come forward to condemn the
continual spread of gambling and maybe form a joint interreligious
platform to campaign against it and to discourage the public against

The Internet is vitally changing the gambling business. Estimated
revenues of online gambling were about $26 billion last year and it
reportedly continues to grow.