The deckplans of many ships appear like there is no way to get to certain places without having to pass through the casino, so it seems to me there will be children present in them at various times. And casinos, with all their bells n whistles are going to attract children by their very nature. When I was a child, being told I couldn't go someplace made me want to be there all the more. Now I can certainly understand people not wanting kids around, but hey, cut them some slack, their on vacation too. If its that big an issue for the cruiselines, then move the casino to a more inconspicuous location or go to Vegas.