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Gambling Parents Leaving Kids in Cars at Pa. Casino


BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) Pennsylvania gaming regulators say a Bucks County casino must do a better job addressing the problem of players leaving their children in cars while they gamble.

The state Gaming Control Board's warning comes after five such incidents this summer.

Parx Casino officials say they're taking steps including extra parking lot patrols during busy times. They also say players involved in these incidents are permanently banned from the casino.

The gaming board also says the Bensalem Police Department gets money from casino revenues to patrol the area and they need to do a better job, too.

Bensalem public safety director Fred Harran says officers are doing their jobs. But he says they're not the "parent police" and he adds that you can't police common sense.