JuniorWiz
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July 21st, 2011 at 10:14:07 PM permalink
In Kansas when you get a driver's license, they give you a temporary license and mail you the real one in a few weeks. This fellow I know, age 35, had his ID checked at the entrance, and was denied entry due to having a Kansas temporary license that could not be swiped into the system. That is ridiculous.
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July 22nd, 2011 at 4:04:55 AM permalink
Quote: JuniorWiz

In Kansas when you get a driver's license, they give you a temporary license and mail you the real one in a few weeks. This fellow I know, age 35, had his ID checked at the entrance, and was denied entry due to having a Kansas temporary license that could not be swiped into the system. That is ridiculous.

i'm never ever going to THAT casino, Ever!
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July 22nd, 2011 at 5:05:30 AM permalink
If that was me, I would have said, "I'm going in. If you have a problem with that, call the police."
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Alan
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July 22nd, 2011 at 5:20:30 AM permalink
Quote: JuniorWiz

...could not be swiped into the system.



Huh? Swiped into the system? What's that all about? Big brother? You can't gamble anonymously? WTF?
rdw4potus
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July 22nd, 2011 at 6:21:22 AM permalink
Quote: Alan

Huh? Swiped into the system? What's that all about? Big brother? You can't gamble anonymously? WTF?



I don't remember having to do this at the Ameristar, but some of the barge casinos scan IDs as a way of ensuring that the boat isn't over-capacity in addition to verifying the age and ability to gamble of each patron. Scanning every ID is by far the best way of enforcing those self-excluding anti-gambling programs.
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Nareed
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July 22nd, 2011 at 6:36:07 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

If that was me, I would have said, "I'm going in. If you have a problem with that, call the police."



I wouldn't say that. The police would have an easy time pursuing a trespassing charge.

It would be better to ask to see a manager and work the issue out. if that doesn't happen, then raise holy hell and threaten a lawsuit.
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PerpetualNewbie
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July 22nd, 2011 at 6:38:16 AM permalink
I had this happen to me at Harrah's New Orleans, too. I had just moved to Texas had a "provisional" (paper) license. No gambling for me. To be fair, the NCAA tournament was in town and I was only 27 at the time and I'm told I "look young" all the time. It wasn't a terrible stretch, I suppose.

Why can't these flyover states take a look at what Jersey does? You're there for an hour and you get a real license on the spot. Badda Bing, Badda boom, you're done.
FleaStiff
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July 22nd, 2011 at 8:17:53 AM permalink
Quote: Alan

Huh? Swiped into the system? What's that all about? Big brother? You can't gamble anonymously? WTF?

Many casinos do this now, often telling their security and Players Club personnel that the Gaming Regulations require them to scan a player's drivers license into their computer system. Its hogwash of course, but they own the hog and don't mind telling their employees to lie about the existence of regulations.

See: The Bear Growls..
Alan
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July 22nd, 2011 at 8:34:41 AM permalink
So, basically, if you don't have a DL, you are SOL with regards to gambling? That bites!
rdw4potus
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July 22nd, 2011 at 8:55:42 AM permalink
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So, basically, if you don't have a DL, you are SOL with regards to gambling? That bites!



They'll also take a few other things in most cases...State ID, Military ID, Passport, top-level players-club card...
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