JuniorWiz
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July 22nd, 2011 at 12:34:29 PM permalink
It was an age ID check, but I do believe all Missouri casino patrons have to be able to produce ID at any time.
JuniorWiz
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July 22nd, 2011 at 12:36:22 PM permalink
Kansas used to give you your license on the spot. Their new claim was your picture had to be verified it was really you with Homeland Security or some BS like that
ElectricDreams
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July 22nd, 2011 at 12:39:01 PM permalink
I've heard of bars in the area reject the paper ids, too.

Really, though, is it that big of a deal? There are three other casinos in town who would probably be happy to take your money. Harrah's is like 5 minutes west of Ameristar, even.

Unless they all have the same policy. That would be kind of lame.
JuniorWiz
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July 22nd, 2011 at 12:41:31 PM permalink
He went to Harrah's and won, and was very happy.
rudeboyoi
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July 22nd, 2011 at 1:26:17 PM permalink
i remember when i was 21 at Resorts East Chicago in Indiana, one time i forgot to bring my license with me. normally i didnt get carded by security since i was such a regular there but this time of all times i happened to get carded. i asked if theres any way they would let me in and they said if someone that worked there could verify my age and identity they would let me in. they let me call over a pitboss who i was familiar with to verify my age and they then let me in.
JuniorWiz
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July 22nd, 2011 at 1:34:03 PM permalink
THAT'S GOOD. i DOUBT IF THEY WOULD DO THAT IN THE STATE OF MIZERY (AS A KANSAN, MY WORD FOR MISSOURI)
calwatch
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July 23rd, 2011 at 12:09:59 AM permalink
The passport card comes in handy for this reason - it does not have a mag stripe so is unscannable, and it doesn't have one's address, which is really unnecessary for bartenders or TSA officials to have. I try to use my driver's license only for driving and use the passport card for everything else. I've noticed a lot of flyers using the passport card now, especially women who don't need some government agent to find a pretense to start a conversation.
JuniorWiz
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July 23rd, 2011 at 1:34:52 AM permalink
Well, I don't feel like googling. WTF is a passport card?
DJTeddyBear
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July 23rd, 2011 at 6:10:42 AM permalink
Quote: JuniorWiz

Well, I don't feel like googling. WTF is a passport card?

It's an optional item you can get instead of, or in addition to, a passport.

It's a typical ID card sized item, that can be used as a passport at limited border crossings. The key word is limited. As I understand, it's only good between US and Canada, Mexico and certain Caribbean countries.

It's slightly cheaper than a passport book, or slightly more for both, if getting both at the same time.

I'm taking a cruise to Bermuda this fall and applied for a passport. It's unclear if the card is usable for Bermuda so I opted for the regular book.
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ddloml
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July 23rd, 2011 at 6:57:10 AM permalink
Another drawback to the passport card is that if you are in another country, ie Mexico, Canada, certain Caribbean islands, and need to fly back to the US, the passport card will not work. In that case you would need the full passport book. The passport card is really best for land or sea crossings into Canada or Mexico, domestic travel too, I guess.

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