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In a later verse of the Quran it was further revealed that "intoxicants and games of chance" including Maisir were "abominations of Satan's handiwork," intended to turn people away from God and forget about prayer, thus Muslims were ordered to abstain (5:90-91). This is the verse revealed concerning alcohol and gambling which is the basis for its forbidding in Islam. It is also the second verse in which alcohol and gambling are mentioned together with similar regard.
The only forms of gambling that the Prophet permitted was on archery contests, horses races and camel races. However only the participants in the event are permitted to make wagers amongst each other. It is haram (forbidden) for spectators to bet on these events.
- ^ GamingZion - Iran Gambling Law News: Iran Gambling Laws Allow Three Forms of Sports Betting Retrieved on: March 31, 2011
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