|This book discussed about benefits and costs of football betting among Nigerian youths. The book evaluates gambling as a concept, origin, gambling explanation theories, problem gambling and religious perspective on gambling were evaluated. Forms of gambling, sports betting in Nigeria like pool betting, football betting also causes and purposes of gambling were discussed. The benefits of football betting such as employment generation, revenue for government, economic benefit to few luck bettors were noted as well the costs of football betting like inability to save money, addiction to alcohol, suicide, crime were expatiated. The role of the Church to curtail high rate of youth involvement in gambling as well strategies and policies that could help to curb youth propensity to betting were articulated.