LAS VEGAS, Nev. (CBS Las Vegas) – A family vacation almost turned sour for actor Neil Patrick Harris after a casino threatened to slap him and partner David Burkta with a $10,000 fine for allowing one of their twins near the slot machines.
While appearing on CBS program “The Late Show With David Letterman,” Harris told of his misadventure in a Las Vegas casino.
“I thought Vegas would be fun for little kids. To see all the lights, the blinking lights, all the waterfalls and water shows,” he said to Letterman. “I thought the Bellagio Fountains would be cool. It turns out they can’t gamble.”
Harris said his intent in bringing the child to the machines was entirely innocent.
“I thought all the turny [sic] wheels and video poker machines would be hilarious for them,” he explained. “We took them down onto the floor and it didn’t go so well. Harper was trying one of the slots and within like 25 or 30 seconds an officer threatened to put David in jail.”
Legally, no one under the age of 21 is permitted near gambling or gaming in the state of Nevada.