The arrest of a Philadelphia man who left his 15-month-old son in a car while he gambled inside Parx Casino underscores the powerful pull of gambling. This incident should be cause for alarm, but state regulators and casino operators may instead respond by offering services to cater to addicted gamblers with children.
In the interest of making gaming, ah, safer for kids, here are a few suggestions. How about a tot lot with toy slot machines for the little rollers, while dad gambles away the rent money? Or maybe sleepover nights with free screenings of Night at the Museum, while the parents roll the dice.