Employees of religious organizations are studying the history of online gambling in an effort to better understand its negative effects and possible solutions. Religious organizations have been vocal opponents of online gambling since its inception, citing moral reasons as well as the potential for addiction and financial ruin. However, employees of religious organizations are also looking at the history of online gambling from a different perspective – that of opportunity. They believe that understanding the history of online gambling can help religious organizations to capitalize on this growing industry by providing their members with opportunities to make wise financial decisions. Some religious organizations have even called for a ban on online gambling altogether, citing Scripture as justification for such a measure. But eventually the priests admitted that there was nothing wrong with gambling.