Date: September 09, 2019 08:55PM
The advisability or suitability of admonishing someone you don't know in public can depend on several factors.
If there were children directly around, then that would weigh on the "admonishing" side of the scale.
However, you said the couple was in a corner, and this may mean that they were effectively shielded (by adult bodies, by relative darkness, etc.) from the view of those children who were in that same room. If the adults were, effectively, shielded from children's view, then that would weigh on the "do not admonish" side of the scale.
In my experience (which comes from decades ago) casinos are generally considered to be places for adults and adult behavior, with any children physically present as carefully watched "interlopers" in adult space. The combination of an adult space, with liquor being served, and adrenaline surges from the gambling, automatically signals that the regular adult social mores of life outside the casino are not as operative as they would be in other settings: at the park, in a movie theater, in a regular restaurant, etc.
You also said your husband spoke "loudly," and "made a scene"--neither of which were called for. If he had simply gone over to them and said, clearly but softly, what he thought, the message would have been delivered, but in a way that embarrassed no one.
I think he was in the wrong because of the adult locale, the [presumed] adult milieu, and evidently HE was being personally embarrassed (but no one else was paying attention, until he began "loudly" admonishing the couple).
I think his beliefs of "what is acceptable where" are such that he probably should avoid casinos in the future.
My personal opinion only.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/2019 08:58PM by Tevai.