While You Gamble

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said, some negligent adults go to gamble in Parx Casino and leave children alone in vehicles.

The latest incident took place in July. 29-year-old man was arrested and jailed after security officers discovered his 6-year-old daughter unattended in a locked car in the parking lot.

39-years-old  female from Abington left her two nephews, ages 1 and 2, and a 9-year-old niece, in her automobile while she gambled at Parx. She will be issued a court summons.

The Bensalem casino, consistently ranked No. 1 in revenue among Pennsylvania’s 10 gambling halls. Parx installed cameras in the parking lot, signage, and police patrols.

Parx spokeswoman Carrie Nork-Minelli said to local press: “We have the highest level of security and surveillance in place, thus identifying the situation in mere minutes on Saturday. The Parx security team vigorously patrols the parking lots every day to combat this type of occurrence, as well as any other inappropriate or unlawful behavior.”

The casino, she said, works closely with the Bensalem Police Department in patrolling the parking lot.

Six million to nine million Americans are pathological gamblers, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling in Washington.

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