I see these matters are still up to one's own conscience.
This quote may help;"Staking money" sounds like a euphemism for gambling to me, how about you?
Gambling is prohibited in the faith. I think it matters little what you may call it.
This quote may help;
The activities that are included in this prohibition have not been outlined in the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh. As both ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi have indicated, it is left to the Universal House of Justice to specify the details of this prohibition. In response to questions about whether lotteries, betting on such things as horse races and football games, bingo, and the like, are included under the prohibition of gambling, the Universal House of Justice has indicated that this is a matter that will be considered in detail in the future. In the meantime, the Assemblies and individuals are counselled not to make an issue of these matters and to leave it to the conscience of the individual believers.
The House of Justice has ruled that it is not appropriate for funds for the Faith to be raised through lotteries, raffles, and games of chance.
Thank you Luqman for the question.Thanks for the quote, Tony.
I remember years ago, the friends discussing together whether or not it would be appropriate to hold a raffle as a fund raiser back in the days of building the Arc. None of us seemed to have any question about whether or not betting was allowed, because that was the key issue around the raffle; does it constitute betting or not? So if it is left to the individual conscience to decide, then the decision the individual should be going for, in my opinion, is does the activity in question violate the spirit of law against gambling. It is no secret that gambling is an addictive behavior that triggers dopamine responses in the brain. The Aqdas also prohibits consuming that which robs the mind of reason. I leave it to you to decide if that might not entail more than alcohol and drugs. As for me, it entails behaviors and even foods that lead to mental deterioration, impurity and enslavement.