...If we bet on the existence of God and win, then we gain eternal life. However, if we choose to bet on the option that God doesn’t exist, and we win, then we live a life without illusion (at least in this respect), and feel free to indulge in the pleasures of this life without fear of divine punishment. But if we bet on this option and lose, then we at least miss the chance of eternal life, and may even run the risk of eternal damnation. Pascal argued that, as gamblers faced with these options, the most rational course of action for us is to believe that God does exist. Source
What does "as" mean in the context? I think it means "like". Is it correct?