By Robert Fernicola, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Gambling is legal in Atlantic City but not for those under the age of 21 which includes teens and young children. Two Atlantic City casinos were fined a total $85,000 for allowing underage gambling. Bally’s Atlantic City was caught with a 15 year old playing the Roulette Wheel. Caesars Atlantic City was also fined for having a 20 year old playing Blackjack. Some may argue that it is not a big deal to have a 15 to 20 year old play these games. However, child advocates would argue that gambling and casinos are not proper places for children. Many young people / children lack the maturity and responsibility that are necessary when engaging in potentially dangerous, harmful, and / or expensive activities like gambling, driving, and drinking alcohol. Any body who thinks that putting a bottle of alcohol into a 14 year old driver of a Corvette heading out to a casino may not be fit for any of these activities as well. You can read more about the casino fines at Atlantic City New Jersey Casinos Fined for Underage Gambling.