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What Is Your Worst "Kids In Vegas" Story?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Nov 18, 2013.

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  1. Breeze147

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    I was walking through the Mirage down the aisle that intersects the slots area, from the retail area towards the Atrium.

    Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a 30ish woman playing slots, having a smoke and drinking a beer, with a stroller alongside of her. I stepped out of the aisle because I wanted to see how this turned out.

    From my new position I could see 2 boys and a girl, all under the age of 8, jumping around different machines behind the woman and pushing all of the buttons like crazy. Further observation revealed a 30 something man with a baby carrying sling and holding the hand of about a 2 year old girl. This had to be hubby. He was just standing there staring straight ahead looking like Carl from Sling Blade.

    Finally, after about 5 minutes, here comes the Slot Attendant and she is furious!! She dresses Mom down but good. I could only hear about half of what she said but "Should be ashamed of yourself" was one of them. She told them all to leave the casino, that it was a huge fine just for them being there.

    They gathered themselves and slowly, slowly, slowly made their way to the Atrium area, where I gave up observing them.

    Vegas, kind of like a human ant farm
     
  2. Aftermath

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    A few years back, my friends and I were staying at Monte Carlo for a bachelor party. It was summer, the weather was great and we were ready to hit the pool. After oiling up and flexing in front of the mirrors, we head down to the pool area and its blocked off by security. I see everyone coming out of the pool area looking pissed and grumbling. I asked one of them what was going on and they said that the pool was closed because a kid decided to have diarrhea inside of it. :vomit:
     
  3. sybgal

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    I get furious when I see children basically abandoned so the parents can gamble. Once in the Flamingo, a couple walked in with 4 children....the oldest was a little boy about 8 yrs old. They had a very young infant..could not have been more than 4-5 months old in a stroller and the 2 other children appeared to be toddlers. This couple walked back to the little food court and "parked" the kids with the 8 yr old to watch the others. They did not get them any food....just told them to sit there. They walked out to the nearest slot machines and started playing slots. I observed for a short time and the kids were getting restless and the toddlers kept running out to the parents leaving the baby alone. I went around to a machine where I could keep an eye on this situation and determined that the parents were paying no attention to the kids at all but were enjoying their beers while playing. (at least 20-30 minutes) Finally, a security guard walked past me and I had seen enough. Advised him of situation.....he called for back-up and they approached the couple and to say their conversation got "heated" is an understatement. They finally shut up and retrieved their kids and left. The security guard said he was sending out an alert to the other CET casinos and also others close by.
    This was so sad.....anyone of those kids could have been abducted and God knows what. It totally ruined my day because I couldn't get those children off my mind....worried what their lives must be like.
     
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    :haha:

    excellent.
     
  5. RWDPeanut

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    As a parent of 5 and 3 year old boys, these stories combined with seeing children in Vegas offend me even more. I always thought when I became a parent that maybe I would understand these scenarios more and have more compassion for the parents/kids, but the opposite is true. I make 3-4 trips to Vegas every year and I cannot imagine bringing my boys to Vegas for any reason.

    Outside of the normal dragging toddlers around at 2AM while the "adults" have drinks around their neck, last year for March Madness a guy pushed a stroller into the Venetian sports book. He laid out all his bets, had his beer, the kid was crying, and toys were falling everywhere. Within a few minutes a security guard confronted him and it did get heated. We were right next to the guy and he was yelling that it's a free country and he has a right to be in the Casino. A few security guards then came around, they made the guy call his wife, his wife came and got the kid, and the dude stayed in the sports book. The wife looked annoyed she had to get the kid, annoyed with the security guard, not her husband. The funny thing is, the security guards stood by the guy and told him he can't stay in the sports book, he was kicked out. The point of calling the wife was in case they had to arrest the guy or something. In the end they all left, but what a scene.
     
  6. RWDPeanut

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    I can't even begin to count the number of unattended strollers I saw on my last trip in October. I feel like it is getting worse, and at some point I wish the strip and downtown resorts will just say "No Guests Under 21 allowed on the premises" to just avoid the issue altogether.
     
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    Kids don't bother me in Vegas. We went as kids and turned out fine. I think having them around keeps people in check. I know it does me.
     
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    Unfortunately, not all parents are "responsible" and the kids sometimes get in the way of them having fun. I know of parents bringing their children and they do fun things with the kiddos that are old enough to enjoy seeing the sights, going to movies, game rooms - etc.
     
  9. RWDPeanut

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    It's not the kids that bother me, I think it is cool when the kids can see the fountains during the day and some of the other attractions, or even take a ride down the strip as it gets dark. That has to be so awesome as a kid to see that.

    It's the neglect that bothers me. When parents are pushing a stroller down the strip after midnight, while intoxicated, nothing good can happen. Not just in Vegas, any City, but especially in Vegas. You can't control what happens around you even if you as a parent are only buzzed vs. being hammered.
     
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    :thumbsup:What he said. I make sure my daughter is asleep by 8:30 p.m. when in Vegas. End of September I was downtown and the number of idiot adults hauling kids around Fremont at 11 at night with the freak show in full effect was just amazing. Strollers and drunken debauchery just do not mix. Those parents make the rest of us look bad, and it's truly depressing.
     
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    I did that about 20 years ago in a hotel in San Diego.. closed the pool because i thought I had to fart, guess it was more than that... oops.. BTW I was 7 at the time..
     
  12. Carole

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    My family always goes to Vegas in October..now staying at Bally's. My grand kids aged 7, 3, and 1 go along. We have enough adults around that the kids are always entertained. We take them down to breakfast in the morning, and they get some pool time in the afternoon...any excursions are quick walks through the casino. I always tell them, they have to walk inside the lines on the carpet or the security guard will be very mad....They are in bed by 8ish and we love having them...don't think they ever draw attention to themselves..other than the night my 3 year grandson was wearing his sister silver sequin hat, carrying his juice in a cocktail glass like an "ol pro" when we were on our way to Flamingo for dinner...He did attract a little attention but not in a bad way!
     
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    As I have stated before....I don't have an issue with the kids its the idiot parents that I have an issue with....leave your young kids at home if your coming to Vegas.....:rolleyes2:
     
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    This isn't a kids don't belong in Vegas thread, this is a sick and tired of neglectful parents thread. There is a difference.

    The worst I've seen was a family on the elevator at CP around 11 one night. The son was 6 or 7 and his eyes were so bloodshot I wondered if he slept at all in days. He said he was tired and his daffy parents said it was because of their big dinner. Yeah right! I wanted to pop his mom upside her head.

    The runner up was the kids I saw skating around on healies near top of an escalator. They were getting in everyone's way and worse, they could've easily had an accident. Their parents were barely paying and didn't have enough sense to get their kids under control.
     
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    We bring our kids to Vegas, ages 7 and 10. We love spending time with them...anywhere. They never really see the casino. They say "Thank you", "Please", and "excuse me" when appropriate. Our kids love Las Vegas...but not for the same reasons as all of us.

    We usually arrive on Thursday at about 4pm. The kids can't wait to get to the room to build a fort. This is where they collect all the pillows and cushions in the room and build a tunnel fort. We then play hide and seek, followed by left/right/center. At 7pm, our LV babysitter of 10 years arrives, and we head off to the casino. The kids play board games, video games, and watch TV in the room.

    We have developed a list of "Things to do with the kids in Las Vegas". Friday morning is total excitement as they decide what to do while enjoying room service and cleaning up the room...choices include Hoover Dam, MB Sharks, Mirage Dolphins, C.C. Arcade (#1), M&M Store, Mac King Magic Show, Red Rock Canyon, Mt. Charleston (#1 in Winter), Pinball Musuem, Discovery Center, Pool (with us)...and more. We have a list of 28 sites and they can't wait to choose. We leave early am and usually dont come back until late afternoon. Then, buffet. Wow! They never get to do buffets anywhere except Las Vegas so this is a special treat.

    6-7pm Friday? The babysitter shows up. The boys are dead tired. They are happy to see "Jackie" again. Rinse and repeat each day.

    Edit: I see Blakcjacknut and Leo 21 posted while I was typing this out. I understand the thread is about neglectful parents. We do not think we are in that group. For those of you who think there should be no kids in Vegas, we feel differently based on our experience. Also, since our kids are in the room early, we like many of you have seen the 1am kids running around.
     
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    i feel like a hotel could make a killing if they offered complementory day care or baby sitters (at night). And if not as comp than at least arrange contect to vetted baby sitters.
    This all does not cost much (for the casino and for parents) and it solves the problem. I (not yet a parent) feel like it would be impossible to organize reliable child care during (unfrequent, sporadic and short-noticed) trips to LV.
     
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    Years ago, I saw a "kindly" old Grandma instructing her two young grandkids to "keep walking laps" around the bank of slot machines that she was at, so that they would not be caught "loitering". You could see the kids were already pretty tired, so I actually intervened and told grandma that on the next lap, she and the kids better be gone, or I was gonna call security. She had the gall to say that the kids were "perfectly fine" and that they had been doing it in numerous casinos during the day! I went to get security, and by the time we got back she was gone. Pissed me off to no end!
     
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    I do not understand the mentality of parents who think children of any age belong in a casino, or waiting outside the door for hours so they can drink and gamble. Children get restless and bored, that is certainly no fun for them. I also do not get taking children out after bedtime anywhere unless it is a special occasion like christmas, a birthday, new year's etc and you are at a family member or friend house and they are playing with their cousins/friends.

    I always feel so bad for those kids who are "acting out" because they are tired/bored and the parents are yelling at them.

    Vegas hotels need to take a page from disneyworld. They have a whole slew of babysitter's ready for parents who have been screened and can be booked in the room and even a "daycare" until 7pm for kids under 12. Could you imagine how nice it would be then?

    Kids are ok if they have responsible parents like some of the ones who have replied in this thread.
     
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    One time I was at the Venetian and a mom had her kid (I would guess 6 or 7 yrs old) on her lap helping her press buttons while she played a slot machine. When a cleaning lady told her this wasn't allowed, she had the boy stand behind her to watch. Again she was told this wasn't allowed so she had the boy stand outside the casino area in a hall area while she kept playing.
     
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    Bravo to you, this is the proper way to entertain kids in Vegas....have fun with them during the day, then employ the services of a trusted babysitter when it's time for the adults to have fun. It's the shitbags dragging their kids through casinos in the early AM that people are complaining about....those people shouldn't be allowed to have a hamster, yet they are responsible for human lives.
     
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