I have been thinking alot about the lack of childcare services provided by casinos. Obviously I'm in no position to know whether or not such services could ever actually be provided by a casino, and I am not saying it is their obligation to provide such a service, but still...
I'm a mother of two and I love going to Atlantic City. I emailed Harrah's the other day to see if they offer childcare services because I read on one web site (AC Experts, I believe) that they did. I got a response the next day saying that they didn't. It's not a huge deal right now, but I can't help but think it would probably be a fairly lucrative business plan for them to develop such a program.
One of the grocery stores in town (Wegmans) has a childcare facility on site. Mom and dad get to shop while the kids get to play with the jungle gyms, play games, etc. Though we have never sent our kids in while we shopped, I do believe it's a GREAT idea!
I'm in college right now currently working toward a bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management. My school offers a degree in Early Childhood Education as well. I keep thinking that maybe it would be worthwhile to switch my major to Early Childhood Education and try opening a childcare facility in A.C. that would offer care on an as needed basis.
If properly staffed, it could be in operation 24 hours a day, though personally I am against the thought of parents stashing their children for the night so they can gamble till the wee hours of the morning. The bonded staff would be fully trained with all of their clearances, etc.
I really think that the best casino network to adopt such a program is Harrah’s because they own the most properties in A.C. They could offer discounts based on tier status and anyone without a players card would pay a higher rate.
So there you have it. What do other parents think? By the way, I’m not looking for a lecture about how Atlantic City is not a place for children.