Like it or not, our economy in Ohio is failing. The 5,000 new casino jobs, salaries of $34,000 per year, construction jobs, and increased tax revenues will improve our economy by offering employment opportunities to Ohioans in major cities. Although the backers and owners will obviously share into the profit, a job is a job, and casino employees will be paid accordingly. And as far as seedy characters are concerned, just step into any shopping mall, bar or gas station and you will see plenty of seedy characters.
A person who is of the legal gambling age should possess the logic to know that the odds are against them. If the person does win, the house is obviously not keeping the winnings; the money that is taken back is taken by the state for tax purposes.
People with gambling addictions should be treated like those with alcohol addiction. We would not make alcohol illegal because there are alcoholics in Ohio, would we? Again, people who are old enough to gamble should possess the logic to know that they have a problem. Those with gambling addictions should seek counseling. This issue should be put into effect as soon as possible; our economy is growing weaker with every factory that closes. Please vote yes on Issue 6.