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whenever42 January 1st, 2006 03:10 PM

In Casino with me?
 
Hello, I was wondering if I was allowed to bring my child in the casino with me. He is 15 now but going to be 16 when we are sailing. He loves to watch but I didnt know if I could bring him in or not. Please post and let me know! Thanks

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Archie January 1st, 2006 04:11 PM

No he will not be allowed in.

luv2cruise99 January 2nd, 2006 03:36 AM

Technically he is not allowed in the main casino. However, I have seen many kids much younger than 16 being allowed to watch their parents play. From my observations, as long as he is quiet and doesn't draw attention to himself, he will probably be okay. If he looks a few years older than his age, he may even get away with playing.

Also, depending on the ship, there may be places where he can "legally" watch you play. For example, I was on one ship (the Regal Princess, I believe) that had a small lounge with a small dance floor and bar right within the casino. There was usually music and dancing here in the evenings. The kids were allowed in this lounge area, which was separated from the casino only by a metal railing. Some of the slots and video poker machines were within a foot or so of the lounge seating, making this the perfect place for him to watch from.

Another example is the Sapphire Princess. On this ship, there are several video poker machines located in the back of Club Fusion. Club Fusion is a fun, lively lounge where alot of the late night entertainment (such as karaoke and the 50's dance party) takes place. Kids are allowed in when accompanied by an adult. My nieces would often sit and watch my parents play video poker while waiting for the entertainment to start.

Other ships may have similar areas where he is allowed to be while still having a good view of the games.

whenever42 January 5th, 2006 06:37 PM

ok.... Thank You!

Rick February 16th, 2006 02:34 PM

Children are not allowed to stay in the casino. There are activities aboard the ship geared toward children. The casino is not a place for children and probably someone, including me, would complain. Unlike Luv2cruise, I have not seen children in the casino (Celebrity) except passing through with their parents/guardians. On one cruise we did see small children running back and forth through the casino..casino management stopped that quickly. Agree with it or not, please do not forget that the casino is an adult entertainment area and a lot of adults do not want to share that area with children. I am one of those adults. I am sure that your son is probably very mature for his age and would not create a problem in the casino...BUT...where does it end? There has to be a standard set and the cruise lines have set an age limit for the casinos.

whenever42 March 19th, 2006 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick
Children are not allowed to stay in the casino. There are activities aboard the ship geared toward children. The casino is not a place for children and probably someone, including me, would complain. Unlike Luv2cruise, I have not seen children in the casino (Celebrity) except passing through with their parents/guardians. On one cruise we did see small children running back and forth through the casino..casino management stopped that quickly. Agree with it or not, please do not forget that the casino is an adult entertainment area and a lot of adults do not want to share that area with children. I am one of those adults. I am sure that your son is probably very mature for his age and would not create a problem in the casino...BUT...where does it end? There has to be a standard set and the cruise lines have set an age limit for the casinos.

OK THANKS RICK!!!

seattleguy37 April 24th, 2006 12:41 AM

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.


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