Gambling: Illegal for minors?

So, I was thinking today at work. Not that my job requires a great deal of thought, which is why I was thinking about something else entirely. I was thinking about a simpler time, when I was younger, and could spend time and great quantities of money at arcades. Then I thought to myself: Aren’t arcades a LOT like casinos? Now, hear me out here.
Casinos: People go to play games, many of which are painfully simple, in an effort to win chips/money, with which they would likely buy something that could be defined as an impulse buy.
Arcades: Kids go to play games, many of which are painfully simple, in an effort to win tickets/tokens, with which they would likely buy something from the prize counter.
The biggest difference of which I am aware is that kids have to use tickets/tokens to buy prizes, whereas the chips “earned” at a casino can be cashed out.
I remain to be of the opinion that arcades are, by nature, kiddie casinos.

Thoughts?

(No, I don’t mean video arcades, I mean)

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