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Wynncore's "New" and Completely Unnecessary ID Check Policy

Discussion in 'Casino Gaming' started by ahalifko, Apr 17, 2017.

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  1. JeJas

    JeJas VIP Whale

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    My opinion is that not because those people look underage, but rather those who think they are underage are legally blind and should have their eyes examed.
     
  2. joshrocker

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    I worked at a gas station for 6 months in my younger years. We were told we had to confiscate any fake ID's. The couple I saw I handed back (I denied the sale of course). I wasn't about to get into a fight with someone over it.

    Even when I was 21 in Vegas (I'm 38 now) I remember being surprised by just how little I was carded. It happened but I thought I'd have to show it everywhere.
     
  3. tvon

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    Its probably the new norm in Vegas.. 10 years ago when I was in my 20's, Mohegan Sun (in CT) used to do this same thing. I found out they had a wristband policy, so my first trip in the casino was to the security office. Get that wrist band and the harassment stopped. It was great! That worked for a few years then one time pit bosses told me that my wristband is useless and they needed to see my ID again. I was like, why did I bother going to the security office and get a wristband if they are "no good"!?! Well I stopped going there because of it, hello Foxwoods.
     
  4. tmoney25

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    I started going to Vegas when I was 32. I wasn't carded there until I was 35? The cocktail waitress at Venetian carded my wife and I and she said that she couldn't serve us without seeing our passports since we were from Canada.

    I used to get carded all the time as I looked quite young. When I was about 29 I grew a goatee and it added a few years to my look and people stopped carding me. It is indeed flattering to be carded at older ages, but I still find it mildly annoying and to be carded several times in the same establishment would be very frustrating!
     
  5. Leonard_Bets

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    You know I'm not sure about other casinos, but I know wynncore had a pic of your DL associated with your players card. So if I was younger at Wynn you would cut down a lot of ID checks by just showing your players card.
     
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    One thing I've sure noticed over the past few years at casinos both in Las Vegas and elsewhere was that more and more places want ID for various kinds of transactions. The local Horseshoe wanted it a couple of weeks ago when I did the buffet with points. They did not ask for it when I got a beer at the bar with points, however. When filling out a "dispute form" at the cage, they wanted it. When doing a hand pay that generates a W2G they always want it. (Seldom, but it happens!) :)

    There are also a couple of places downtown that "Card Hard" and ask EVERYONE for ID regardless of how they look. Beauty Bar comes to mind as well as that quasi-biker bar with all of the bras hanging up.
     
  7. letsgotovegas

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    That probably wouldn't work as anyone can pick up a random players card anywhere - they get left in machines all the time. Or another of-age buddy could just go get an extra one.
     
  8. Leonard_Bets

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    I think now it could have been actually my room key which can double for players card at wynncore. I really can't recall which I used when I learned they have your DL pic on file. They swipe your room key same way they do players card at that computer thing by the table. I'm sure they have a pic that includes the front of your DL pic for the card. I've only seen this at wynn. I assume this also alerts them to people playing under other peoples players card. I learned this by talking to a pit boss one day, as he was trying to guess my age. He said by your DL I can't tell if your year date ends in 6 or 8 so I was shocked to learn they scan your DL front of your card in there when you sign up/check in. I never handed him my license and he was looking off my players card info on the computer thingy they use to track your play. My DL was in there somehow.
     
  9. nostresshere

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    When you signed up for your players card, they took your DL and probably swipped/scanned it.
     
  10. ClevingerAl

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    Vegas as a whole has definitely tightened up on this. I was rarely asked for ID on my first few trips, but last year every bar or table game I sat at asked to see ID. I'm younger looking than the average 30 year old but I've got far too many grey hairs which is the giveaway.

    The only place I have encountered problems was Venetian. I won't take my passport out with me for obvious reasons (hello, cocktail service) and as I have never passed a driving test I only have a provisional driving license. The only difference between between a UK provisional licence and full license is one is green and one is pink. So for some bizarre reason the casino refused to accept this. I ended up at one of their service desks with an employee searching through a manual which supposedly told them what was a valid form of ID. Needless to say I soon reached boiling point and left the casino.
     
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    Why bother going back if you are going to get carded and harassed? Just wait a few years when you look older and go back. Until then just be forewarned that you will be carded everywhere and questioned and harassed everywhere in that casino.

    Personally, there are too many other places to play at, like bad experiences I had at the GN I stopped setting foot in the door. As with the OP, I wouldn't waste my time there if I am going to be harassed everywhere.



    I had a friend whose kid just turned 21. She was smart, she just had one of those badges that you put around your neck to show everyone she was over 21. Since she was Asian she actually looked only 13 (esp since she was short and thin). After the first day her home casino didn't bother checking her but she still just had her ID around her neck just in case.
     
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