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Old March 20th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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We are a family with a 14 yr. old and twin 9 yr. old's. Our 14 yr. old is almost 6' tall. Are they allowed to watch us in the casino's? My 9 yr. old is an awsome card player and is use to playing with adults. Kids are quiet and well behaved. Would not want to leave them in the cabin at night. Are the shows geared for families? Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 04:28 AM
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Hi LM,

Sorry but international law states that children (under 18s) are not allowed in the casino area. Some casinos are stricter than others about kicking the kids out, but they are all supposed to stick to that. Previously I was casino manager onboard the ships so I can tell you from experience that while well behaved kids would be welcome, it has to be one rule for all. You get a gang of running shrieking kids disturbing everyone and you tell them they can't be in the casino they point to the nice quiet kid in the corner and they say "Oh yeah what about them?". So no kids, full stop.

Most ships though do have lots of stuff for kids and teens, even if the shows aren't that interesting for them, there should be plenty of other (supervised) animation, games, teens disco,kids club etc and they'll make friends anyhow, kids do, and they'll want to hang out with their friends by the pool or in the video arcades or whatever. Check the brochure for your cruiseline, there should be something in there about facilities for kids.

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Old March 23rd, 2006, 08:12 PM
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Hi BLSmom,

Rachel is absolutely right! The kids will be having fun with the other kids and probably won't want to watch you in the casino.

You probably wouldn't want them there anyway. There's smoking and language you might not want your children to hear !

Children in the casino also make the gamblers uncomfortable, as some of them will feel pressured to "watch what they say", etc.

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