Next time you hit the slots, would you drop your kid at a casino play zone?
Just this week Bensalem Police found an 18-month-old boy left in a car at Parx Casino while his father was inside, a recurring incident at Parx and other casinos.
Ann Zenor, director of development for Kids Quest, a national company that offers casino guests on-site child care, says parents appreciate the service.
“We believe that the parents, when given an option, they use us. So that all these unfortunate situations, they don’t have to happen,” said Zenor.
The Kids Quest experience offers everything from a climbing wall to i-Pad games. The program is only offered at only one casino on the East Coast – Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
“I have approached almost every casino in the state of Pennsylvania,” said Zenor.
Carrie Minelli, a spokeswoman for Parx, says the casino is not anticipating building a child play area anytime soon.
“I have heard about this with different companies and I guess it does work for some organizations,” said Minelli. “This time that’s not something that’s in our plan. We have other tactics that we are using to help combat this sort of situation.”
Minelli says Parx will continue to rely on security and surveillance to monitor the parking lot for children left unattended.