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Section: Questions   Category: Halacha
TAGS:gambling  geneiva
Halacha - Brilliant Gambler
Submitted by anonymous  Answered by Rav Yehonoson Hool
Question: Dear rabbi, I have a friend who is a mathematician and has developed a formula to win money on online casinos. It wins every time - there is not real betting involved. It is perfectly legal and I would like to know if it is halachically permissable? Regards, D
Answer:

It's not clear from the question exactly what is involved. If there is "no real betting involved," then what is involved?

I suppose that if it's strictly legal there would be nothing forbidding it from a Halachic point of view, although one might argue that the other gamblers who are placing their money are assuming that they have at least a chance of winning, and if in fact they have no chance it might be considered as taking their money against their will.

posted:2009-09-17 01:56:15


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