Yup I have seen them being that strict also Dave. But on our last Holiday cruise I watch in amazement as kids were standing in the casino with their mother playing the "push-a-quarter" game as the casino host made 2 announcements about no children allowed... He finally had to walk over and talk to them directly.
I didn't intend on my previous post to make it sound like there was a chance that the kids would be let in to the casino... I was just saying that I have seen them in there for short times.
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013