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The flashing lights of the slot machine are a draw for many at a casino. The machine typically are programmed to give the house a 5 to 10 percent advantage, meaning they pay out an average of 90 to 95 percent of the total amount bet. The Ohio Dept. of Taxation collected 2.2 percent less from casinos from October through December than the previous three month period. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)