Pa. advances legislation to penalize people who leave children in cars at casinos

    People who leave their kids in casino parking lots could soon face tougher penalties now that the Pennsylvania House has advanced legislation.

    The House Gaming Oversight Committee has approved legislation to prohibit anyone from leaving children under 14 unattended in a car on casino property, KYW reports. Violators would be banned from gaming facilities, and another bill would require casinos to post signs warning of such penalties.

    Bensalem’s Parx Casino has especially struggled with this issue; officials from the casino met with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in August to discuss a plan for reducing the number of children left in cars while their caretakers gamble.

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