Though its scope was impressive, that study does have critics, including College of Charleston Associate Professor of Economics Douglas Walker. Walker said the fundamental flaw with its crime increase projections was that it did not correctly factor in the droves of tourists attracted by some casinos. “That’s going to overstate the crime rate,” said Walker, who argues that the academic jury is still out when it comes to casinos and a related spike in crime. http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/01/2619902/casino-opponents-gambling-would.html#storylink=cpy