The online gaming industry hosts a feast of fun for big, small time and casual gamblers. No longer do we have to step out of the comfort of our home to the local casino. Every person on earth has the opportunity to play their favourite games at home without the stress-ors they may face when heading out such as traffic, drunkards and loads of walking. Although the online gaming industry has been picked at and attacked by do-gooders and also governments it serves a brilliant purpose in our world. As with everything the online gaming industry has some good and bad points to it. Overall the good by FAR outweighs the bad.The biggest online industry concerns with people world wide are the threat of people being ripped off and also online cheating. It would be a stupid thing to say that this does not occur in the industry. Anyone making that statement would be contradictory to facts such as previous online gaming room scandals and proof of player collusions. Although cheating and scandals do occurs in the industry they are few and far between. The systems used by online gaming companies to track suspicious behaviour are so advanced that they are almost impossible to break through. This is known to me due to my research into online gaming security. In stating this fact and seeing very few new stories on the subject, we can know that cheating and scandals are of a minimum and that when it does occur people get caught. When we compare virtual casinos to the physical casinos of the world we can say for certain that cheating and colluding in games happen in both. There is not much difference. People will always chip dump, give signs and card count. People will always try and steal what they can. Thankfully these days this is hard to get away with compared to the earlier years.Gambling addiction is a topic that is brought up in many a household and seen worldwide with new associations such as G.A. (Gamblers Anonymous). Many people believe that the online gaming industry is a focal point of blame for some of the populations gambling problems and addictions. This is a completely ridiculous thing to say. If a person is a gambling addict, if they can not help but gamble – they will go wherever they can to do it. Many persons suffering gambling addictions go to such extreme measure to gamble they put even their own children’s lives at risk. There have been many children found in casino car parks. The children have been left in their parents cars and are found screaming for their life as they wake from sleep to this terrifying act of cruelty which is fuelled by their parents addiction. Lets imagine that the addicted parent plays in their own home via the service provided by the online gaming industry. Immediately this places the addict with family. Their addictions can be watched more closely and most importantly they put nothing at risk of harm (alike their children) other then finances which would happen regardless of their online gaming casino. The online gaming industry for the addict removes a lot of issues from their lives and in many ways CAN help them over come their addictions with the close eye of loved ones by their side.Some people are professional gamblers. Their day to day job is to gamble and win money. Thankfully for these people the online gaming industry has provided them with another means to make their income. A smart gambler who gambles for a living spends time online more so then at casinos these days. It gives them more time to do their job by picking up their notebook then transiting all around their country of origin.With certain tax systems in place in many countries the governments also benefit from the online gaming industry, they benefit in a big way actually. The money made from online gaming industry taxes goes towards health care systems and government agencies to make the world a better place to live. Again, without the online gaming industry players of all kinds would flock more then ever to underground casinos and illegal gambling holes where no one would gain benefit.The online gaming industry serves many a purpose to the people of the world. It provides fun and entertainment, is secure and monitored and can reduce the risk of damage to the lively hoods of many a person. It is a largely growing industry and this is expected with all of the benefits that arise from it. One can only hope that the do-gooders of the world look at both sides of the online gaming industry equation and stop and think clearly about what it provides to society.