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Service dogs in casinos

Postby implantclinics.com » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:07 pm

So in all my trips to casinos I have never seen a service dog in a casino. I am going to bring my daughter to Vegas with me in a couple months how will the casinos handle it.

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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby psand » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:23 pm

My experience these days is that casinos are bending over ridiculously far for these dogs that they might as well just put up a sign that says "Pets Welcome".

I understand the seeing eye dog thing, and dogs that assist the hearing impaired or those with other physical handicaps ..... but 90% of the dogs I see now are "comfort dogs"
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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby Mirage Poker » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:12 pm

ADA rules & regulations prohibit any business from denying a service animal full access

from this site:
http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

Where Service Animals Are Allowed

Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.
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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby psand » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:52 am

Mirage Poker wrote:ADA rules & regulations prohibit any business from denying a service animal full access

from this site:
http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

Where Service Animals Are Allowed

Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. For example, in a hospital it would be inappropriate to exclude a service animal from areas such as patient rooms, clinics, cafeterias, or examination rooms. However, it may be appropriate to exclude a service animal from operating rooms or burn units where the animal’s presence may compromise a sterile environment.



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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby implantclinics.com » Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:57 am

No my daughters is a legit service dog. German shepherd not one of those small dogs people just claim are service dogs. I am going to be out there for a month and she is coming out with my wife to meet me for a couple weeks.

Hers helps her walk, carry a backpack with her medicine. If she falls she helps her stand back up etc. last time my wife and daughter flew with her she took a big old Duce on the plane (they sat on the runway 3 hrs and then had a 5 hr flight and it couldn't hold it anymore). Long story short they don't want her to fly again and I am driving. I don't want to out the dog in a kennel there and it will be good for her to be socialized in that environment before my daughter gets there.

Anyone know if they have areas for the dogs to relieve themselves?

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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby psand » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:29 am

implantclinics.com wrote:No my daughters is a legit service dog. German shepherd not one of those small dogs people just claim are service dogs. I am going to be out there for a month and she is coming out with my wife to meet me for a couple weeks.

Hers helps her walk, carry a backpack with her medicine. If she falls she helps her stand back up etc. last time my wife and daughter flew with her she took a big old Duce on the plane (they sat on the runway 3 hrs and then had a 5 hr flight and it couldn't hold it anymore). Long story short they don't want her to fly again and I am driving. I don't want to out the dog in a kennel there and it will be good for her to be socialized in that environment before my daughter gets there.

Anyone know if they have areas for the dogs to relieve themselves?


I was not guessing yours wasn't. My point is that since they tolerate service toy dogs who obviously aren't real service dogs because they do nothing ...... they certainly aren't going to get themselves in trouble over a legitimate service animal.

I don't know about areas for the dogs to relieve themselves. Some of the casinos have guards with working dogs so they actually have someplace set aside.
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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby apollo » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:41 am

I was told a tale about a casino employee giving someone a hard time over her service dog (because the dog was one of PS's beloved "comfort" critter lap dogs). Cost the casino a 6-figure civil judgement. The employees have since been instructed to STFU and ignore dogs.

A few months ago there was a smallish dog sitting next to a guy at the poker table. A while into the session a security droid came over and asked "is that a service animal?" Player says "yes--he's got a tag on his collar if you want to see it." "No, that won't be necessary." And that was that.

And lately CET has become pet-friendly, advertising that they permit dogs. You see people carrying and walking dogs in/out all the time. I assume they have designated areas to walk 'em. Ask at check-in.

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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby TRB » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:04 am

I have played with a 40 or so year old man who had a small dog in his lap. When nicely asked about it by a player the fellow said that the dog is a stroke warning dog because the man had had some small strokes. The dog was totally well behaved and actually became something enjoyable to look at when I wasn't watching the action.

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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby Local Rock » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:09 pm

psand wrote:they might as well just put up a sign that says "Pets Welcome".
That sign has been up for a while. Long enough to be due for a fresh coat of paint.
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Re: Service dogs in casinos

Postby RivieraPokerRoom » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:59 pm

The Riviera has an area designated for dog exercise and relief. Just outside the south tower entrance.

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