Here are some thoughts found on the Internet:
SHOULD A CHRISTIAN WORK HONESTLY?
1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 says, "Study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing."
A laborer or worker of any kind must give an honest day's work for a day's pay.
~one of several locations found
Check out Matthew chapter 20.
http://www.wollongong.apana.org.au/~fin ... y25ag.html
GAMBLING DISCOURAGES HONEST LABOR: The basic tenet of the bible is based on the idea that every person should give an honest day's work for a honest day's pay. To a degree, gambling discourages work. It encourages a person to simply wait on the lucky day when he will hit the number and rest from his life of waiting on the right number. It encourages him to find a "get rich quick" scheme and a short cut to wealth without applying the abundance of talents that God has given him in the market place of business and labor. Proverbs 28:19-20 puts it this way, " He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent."
~Pastor Roosevelt Wright, Jr.