There are, in my opinion, many reasons to vote against Ohio's Issue 3, the Casino Gambling proposal. Here is one. The social costs will probably negate any tax income hoped for by the state.
A study co-authored by Keith Schwer of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and casino gambling expert Bill Thompson states that "Problem gambling among Southern Nevadans has a social cost (for the state of Nevada) conservatively pegged at between $300 million to $450 million a year." And these estimates, the authors point out, include only Southern Nevadans, not the compulsive gamblers visiting from the other parts of the state.
The costs to a state's social programs include such things as divorces and subsequent welfare payments, children's services and all social aspects and costs of a broken home. Also there is the effect on the workforce in missed work hours/days.
Then there is the increased load on the criminal justice system: Thefts, drugs, robberies, prostitution, alcohol abuses and increased violence, including spousal and child abuse; this increased the need for larger police forces, fire departments and EMT personnel.