3 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe and Content During a Casino Trip

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3 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe and Content During a Casino Trip

May 25, 2017

As parents, we work hard to provide for our children, always putting their needs before our own. When it’s finally time to treat ourselves to a vacation, most us would probably love to arrange a kid-free getaway, especially if we’re hoping to do a bit of gambling while we’re away. My hubby LOVES poker – in fact, he once won almost $20,000 in a poker tournament. Wow, right? So occasionally, he likes to hit up the casino when we’re on vacation. However, sometimes it’s not possible to take a trip without the kids. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a vacation with the kids when you also plan on visiting the casino.

Find a Hotel That Offers Fun for All Ages

One of the easiest ways to keep kids entertained while you’re away is to book a room at a hotel that has both an on-site casino and entertainment for the kids. Focus on finding a hotel with a casino, swimming pool, and other kid-friendly activities. An example of this type of hotel and casino that is also close to home is the Best Western Camrose Resort and Casino.

If you have your heart set on gambling and will be taking the kids along on the trip, this type of hotel is a great option. It boasts a salon, spa, and swimming pool equipped with a waterslide and splash features. Don’t forget to stock up on on snacks for the little ones when you’re back in the room to save time and money. Snacks are my go-to quick fix for just about anything!

Include Kids in Activities Whenever Possible

It’s important to find a balance while you’re on vacation with the kids, ensuring that, if possible, you have some time away, and you spend time doing fun family activities together. Before your trip, do research to find engaging activities to do that everyone can enjoy.

Also, think about trying an online casino so you can gamble while the kids are in bed without leaving them unattended. An online casino is a handy solution, but before diving into the first online casino you find, check out these reviews.

Figure Out Childcare Options

Children, of course, are not permitted inside casinos. Unfortunately, that means you can’t plan on having your toddler play Lego on the floor at your feet while you play a few rounds of Blackjack. However, there are several possibilities to explore regarding finding childcare while you are away from home.

One option is to travel with additional family members; Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie, or Uncle are our favourites! That way you can sneak away for a break while they take the kids to the pool or other nearby fun.

Another great option is to plan your vacation with another family, that way parents can alternate taking over childcare duties with spending time at the casino. Or, perhaps you’ll decide to connect with a friend you haven’t seen in a while who happens to live in the area who would love to spend some time with your kids.

If there is a concierge desk at your hotel, ask whether there are on-site places where kids can stay, play, and be supervised while their parents have fun too. Even if there isn’t, the concierge may have a lead on a nanny service or travelling daycare that can come to the hotel.

It’s not always possible to vacation without the kids, but a little research and planning can make the experience enjoyable for everyone.

~ chelsey

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