Is it permissible to gamble in non-Muslim countries (in dar al-harb)?

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Is it permissible to gamble in non-Muslim countries (in dar al-harb)? Some people say it is not haram to play games of chance like lottery in non-Muslim countries.
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Dear Brother / Sister,

Dar al-harb means a country that is not under the domination of Islam. In that case, America is dar al-harb.  

According to Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Muhammad, a Muslim will not be regarded as a sinner if he receives interest from non-Muslims and if he gambles when he is sure that he will win. However, according to Abu Yusuf, it is haram

If a person makes a transaction with interest in dar al-harb, it is permissible according to Imam Abu Hanifa and Imam Muhammad. There is no drawback to a Muslim living in dar al-harb receiving interest from non-Muslims. For, receiving interest is not regarded as treason according to them; it is normal. (see Halil GÜNENÇ, Günümüz Meselelerine Fetvalar)

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