[Heber J. Grant]
In answer to your letter of the 25th, will say that the advice of the Presidency of the Church from the days of Brigham Young until now has been that our people do not play cards, and I know of no change in the attitude of the Church toward this matter ...
Several of my daughters have been the only ones at social gatherings who did not play cards. One of the reasons why I am emphatically opposed to card playing is that it is a waste of time and creates such an appetite for the game, that people sometimes stay up until after midnight playing cards.
[Heber J. Grant, Letter to Ora Lee Knecht, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]