well i have gone back and forth on theses issues over the years;a]first voted against the lottery on the grounds it encouraged poor people to waste their money on a pipedream,it does,but no significant harm to society and WE have have directly benefited from whitewater parks funded by it and not just kayakers the local communities and other recreationalists.
b] was torn on gaming towns voted for it in the end ,got a lot of work in Cripple Creek restoring historic buildings and painting and wallpapering a state mental hospital
full of semi harmless loons that tried to eat cigarette butts and huff our lacquer thinner and what not.They were mostly non violent wards of the state fried on drugs /alcohol.One old dude dropped his drawers and dumped wherever on a regular [no pun intended] basis.Another old gal was always claiming people were in her chair, which changed constantly ,and started hitting the culprit with her cane,it was an interesting place to work and we had our little romances with the nurses.
c]voted for expansion of gaming to include Parachute which had built an infrastructure bigger than needed to accomodate an oil shale boom that never materialized.It lost mainly ,i think ,due to the other gambling towns and Indian casinos not wanting the competition.
D ] voted for this to fund community colleges .I agree we should just adequately fund them in the first place,but like TMTR said it is away to get some money for badly underfunded schools,hopefully it isn't a shell game or that people think this takes care of all the funding issues.
Even more disappointing than funding education in this funky manner is that Indians have only this as away to thrive,mostly white idiots throwing away money on nonsense provides their livelihood .Ocaisonal gambling with a self imposed limit on losses is okay once in a blue moon,can be fun.