Is a minor legally allowed to enter a casino with a parent or legal guardian?
2 attorney answers
PA state law provides that it is unlawful for persons under 21 years of age to operate or use slot machines and that individuals under 18 years of age may not enter the gaming floor of a licensed facility. So unless the casino has a separate entrance, the minor cannot touch the gaming floor or the casino could be fined. Those under 21 but over 18 can be inside the casino, but they cannot gamble.
The answer to your question is, "It depends on the state." I've never prosecuted any gaming applications in PA, so I honestly don't know. (I'd be surprised if it wasn't true, though.)
That being said, if the casino doesn't want to do it, they don't want to do it, and going in there and arguing gaming law with them is pointless. They don't want, or can't accept, your business. Find another venue.
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