beachbumbabs
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June 9th, 2015 at 9:09:55 PM permalink
I just don't agree that kids can't be exposed to gambling activities. We grew up with a craps table in the basement (my dad made it), family poker and blackjack games (also many other games), parents went to vegas every other year, training races at the dog track, stuff like that. We wouldn't put the casino on the spot (though back then it was only Vegas), but I just don't think it's any big deal to go to a casino for non-gaming activities like dining, swimming, resort amenities. Lots more I could say, but that's the crux of it.
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June 10th, 2015 at 1:38:57 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I don't know what Atari 2600 games you are playing but when I get my kids their Xbox and PlayStation consoles, add-on controllers and individual games it most certainly costs money.



Also easy to blow through $20 or more in an hour at a Dave n Busters too. And many of those games are ticket games that "win" you things. Hell one of the games there is actually a touch screen fruit machine. My gf got the "jackpot" on it once, tapping 3 "wild" symbols within 2 seconds.

As for the original topic, that's one thing nice about states that charge "admission taxes" on casinos with electronic turnstiles. It's crystal clear as to where kids aren't allowed, anywhere inside that turnstile.
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June 10th, 2015 at 4:57:35 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I just don't think it's any big deal to go to a casino for non-gaming activities like dining, swimming, resort amenities. Lots more I could say, but that's the crux of it.

Don't forget that in Vegas many casinos have large multiplex movie theaters attached to them.
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June 10th, 2015 at 5:06:36 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I just don't agree that kids can't be exposed to gambling activities. We grew up with a craps table in the basement (my dad made it), family poker and blackjack games (also many other games), parents went to vegas every other year, training races at the dog track, stuff like that. We wouldn't put the casino on the spot (though back then it was only Vegas), but I just don't think it's any big deal to go to a casino for non-gaming activities like dining, swimming, resort amenities. Lots more I could say, but that's the crux of it.



I remember learning the game of blackjack from my dad when I was 8 years old. I remember having family poker tournaments growing up with rolls of quarters. My parents took me to Arlington Park to watch horse racing as a kid and my dad would place bets on my behalf. My dad went to Vegas on business 3-4 times a year on business as well, and would ask me to give him roulette numbers. he would even give me a cut if he netted a win.
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June 10th, 2015 at 5:38:33 PM permalink
Quote: SanchoPanza

Don't forget that in Vegas many casinos have large multiplex movie theaters attached to them.



And/or bowling alleys.
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June 10th, 2015 at 5:39:24 PM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Also easy to blow through $20 or more in an hour at a Dave n Busters too. And many of those games are ticket games that "win" you things. Hell one of the games there is actually a touch screen fruit machine. My gf got the "jackpot" on it once, tapping 3 "wild" symbols within 2 seconds.

As for the original topic, that's one thing nice about states that charge "admission taxes" on casinos with electronic turnstiles. It's crystal clear as to where kids aren't allowed, anywhere inside that turnstile.


I never knew they paid taxes on that. I just thought they were counting the people coming in.
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June 10th, 2015 at 9:23:05 PM permalink
Quote: darkoz

I don't know what Atari 2600 games you are playing but when I get my kids their Xbox and PlayStation consoles, add-on controllers and individual games it most certainly costs money.



And DLC. And micro transactions. And expansion packs. And preorder deluxe editions... a keno habit would probably be cheaper =p

My earliest memories, possible my earliest memory period, is of grandpa taking me to the dog track. All growing up and still today it's rummy or skat or some sort of card game for quarters. Still, I have almost no urge to step foot in a casino, card room, nor will even spend $5 on a football pool. I haven't ever even bought a scratch off, and my last pull tab was a church fete sometime around '91. I was 11 =p

Of course, wave a gun raffle in my face and I'll remortgage my house for tickets,... I guess we all have our weaknesses =p
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June 10th, 2015 at 9:34:36 PM permalink
I'll take the Atari 2600 over the stuff that comes out now a days anytime.
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June 11th, 2015 at 3:39:24 AM permalink
Snes master race

I got the most mileage out of that or the ps1
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