Monday, May 16, 2011

British Columbia Casino ID Checks

In Canada's British Columbia, the drinking age and the minimum age to patronize a casino are both nineteen. A television investigative news team sent two 18 year-olds to four casinos, and at three of the four locations, the youths managed to walk right in, gamble a little, collect their winnings, and get a drink. Turns out the alcohol violation is the more serious offense, and the investigation has spurred a policy change: electronic ID readers will be employed at entrances and on the casino floor. Eventually the readers might be tied to self-exclusion lists, easing the enforcement of exclusion orders.

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