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UK driving licence as ID?

Chester, United...
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UK driving licence as ID?

Hey,

First time in vegas.. well, first time in the U.S actually

I am concerned about having to take my passport out everywhere as ID to get served in pubs and bars..

I can just see me losing it!

Does anyone know if the UK photo driving licence is acceptable?

( im 32 so hoping to avoid being ID'd but its best to be safe than sorry! )

P.S -- see you all on 29th August!!!

Crofty

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1. Re: UK driving licence as ID?

I'm in my 40's and got asked for ID twice - produced Canadian drivers licence and went on my way.

Charlotte, North...
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2. Re: UK driving licence as ID?

You'll probably be fine, but I've seen them be pretty tough on ID's.

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3. Re: UK driving licence as ID?

I have never had a problem using my driving licence as ID.

I was once carded in Walmart when buying a bottle of wine, made my day as I was 50 at the time lol

RJ

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5. Re: UK driving licence as ID?

In Las Vegas they tend to ask for ID when using credit cards also.

When I travel to other areas of the country no one cares, but in Vegas they always want to see it.

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6. Re: UK driving licence as ID?

In general never had a problem using my UK driving licence, although a couple of CET Total Rewards players club desk staff have asked for it then relented when we said we did not have it with us, never a problem in bars.

You'll need it if you get a hand pay jackpot, here's hoping! ; )

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7. Re: UK driving licence as ID?

The answer is truly, it depends.

Most of the time you will be fine, but I have seen them be pretty persnickety, sometimes not allowing people to gamble with foreign driver's licences, though most of the time you will be fine.

I know Mexican and Canadian driver's licences are fine, and UK is usually safe.

Beyond that, probably not going to work.

Just an aside, I've been around many different countries and almost none of them, including the UK, have accepted my US driver's license. Always had to carry around a passport.

Chester, United...
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Cheers for the answers guys,

Heres me thinking of being served alcohol but forgot about having to show ID to gamble.

I think i will take both passport and drivers out for the first day then gauge reaction.

Cant wait for my trip now!!!!

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9. Re: UK driving licence as ID?

i guess this one needs to be answered by UK residents

As a Canadian all i ever bring out is my license and have never had a problem

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10. Re: UK driving licence as ID?

I rarely get asked for id in Vegas. Probably coz I look like a fine upstanding kind of character!

My driving licence has always been enough.

Cheers

Davy !!!