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Bring passport to casinos?

Stockholm, Sweden
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Bring passport to casinos?

Just one week to go, I can feel the smell from the Nevada desert....

In Europe you must bring your passport, or at least some proof of identification, to get into casinos.

Is this necessary while in Vegas? I'd rather not carry such important document while bar crawling at The Strip...

Phx, AZ
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1. Re: Bring passport to casinos?

No sir, this is not a requirement. I however, have never won a big jackpot and am not sure what kind of identification you would need to produce for that. But for getting in and bar hopping you need nothing, unless you are young or look young, then you will need proof of your age like your government issued drivers license or some such ID.

Brisbane, Australia
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2. Re: Bring passport to casinos?

Provided you look clearly over 21 you won't need any ID to get into or play in the casinos. In fact in many properties you have to walk through many casinos to even get to the reception desk to check in!

You will need ID if you are signing up for player's cards (recommended if you gamble at all) at the various hotels you visit. We have found that very few places accept our Australian Driver's Licence so we do carry our passports at all times. However, as recommended by government travel advice, we take a photocopy and leave that in our safe just in case we have a problem. That will help speed up any process should you have an issue.

Stockholm, Sweden
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3. Re: Bring passport to casinos?

Thank You for your answers. I'm going to Vegas to celebrate my 50th birthday. Some people tells me that I've got a 'babyface', but although I don't look THAT young...

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4. Re: Bring passport to casinos?

You will also be asked for government issued photo ID whenever you use a credit card or charge a purchase to your room. As mentioned above, your driver's license *should* be enough, but in actual practice it rarely is.

And... even if you're well past 21 (I'm 60) you may still be carded in bars or by cocktail waitresses while gambling - it seems to happen to me two or three times each trip.

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5. Re: Bring passport to casinos?

Maybe keep your Photo ID / Drivers License on you, and a folded up copy of your Passport as backup?

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6. Re: Bring passport to casinos?

People are correct that you don't need your passport, although some form of official photo ID might be necessary if you get a hand pay.

However, personally, I never leave where I am staying without my passport when I travel internationally. A passport is incredibly valuable, and I can't imagine being out and about in a foreign country without it.

People are almost afraid of passports. They keep them locked up in hotel safes, etc... I take the opposite approach. Out of the country, it's on me just about all the time.

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7. Re: Bring passport to casinos?

You won't have any problems getting into the casinos and *most* restaurants/bars. There are a few (such as Dick's Last Resort) that will card EVERYONE, but for the most part a 50 year old should be ok. If you have a local license or something with your info on it, that should work just as well as a Passport.

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