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Because I'm all about this proposed gambling initiative, check this out from today's Enquirer:

"Ohio's Office of Budget Management issued a scathing report that estimated the take from the slots would be less than half what proponents think. The office estimated that the slots would reap $1.1 billion annually, with $486 million going back to Ohioans.

"While the lower projection would cut scholarship funding to $324 million - the office said the measure would severely under-fund treatment for addiction. It cited a Cleveland State University study that estimated new casinos would spawn 109,000 gambling addicts that would conservatively each need $3,500 worth of outpatient treatment - costing a total of $381.5 million."