i was one of those kids that was "dragged" to las vegas a couple of times a year. I LOVED going to vegas, i was more excited to go there then to Disney in california. we would drive from BC (with a group, which had other kids that ranged from 4ish to 8ish) we would either go to LV, reno, or lake tahoe for a couple of days then drive to california and mexico. we usually did this a couple times a year. some trips we had the huge trailer to stay in at the campground at MGM (reno) or we would stay in the hotels. I enjoyed going to shows, i wasn't one of the kids that got left in the lobby as the parents gambled. everybody in the group took turns babysitting the kids so the adults could gamble at night. during the day, they did kids stuff. now that iam a mom, would i bring my kids to LV, YES, but i wouldn't be there to gamble unless we were there in a group to have a babysitter. when you go has a family, you are not there to gamble. you are there to sightsee, and shop. there is nothing wrong with bringing the kiddies, as long as you use your senses.
i wrote this post after seeing such negative comments from some people. this is from someone that has personal experience about being a kid in vegas. now that was 20 to 25 years ago, lol. but i have great memories