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Monte Carlo Casino - Passport?

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Monte Carlo Casino - Passport?

I will be taking a group of 8 women to the Monte Carlo Casino in a few weeks and I know that you have to pay an entrance fee and show your passport. Can we show either (1) a copy of our passport or (2) a driver's license instead so we don't have to carry our passports around? Thanks!

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1. Re: Monte Carlo Casino - Passport?

What's the problem with carrying a passport?

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There are 8 of us and traveling from Vence for an evening out in Monte Carlo. I am responsible for all of these women as they are part of a retreat I am leading and I don't want anything to happen to their passports as it is the evening before they leave to fly back to the States. If anyone knows the answer to my question it would be greatly appreciated.

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3. Re: Monte Carlo Casino - Passport?

A copy of a passport will not be sufficient. Identity cards are accepted, I am not sure about drivers licences. The only way to be sure is to telephone the Casino (377) 98 06 21 21

I am not sure why you imagine anything might happen to these passports. You will not be robbed in the Casino or anywhere in Monaco and you must be travelling by car or taxi, so unless your eight charges are particularly careless, I would have thought that the passports would be safer on their person than left behind in Vence.

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Well, that's pretty interesting. You're "leading a retreat" that's focussed on going to a casino. Surely these women are adult enough to be able to carry their travel documents around. BTW....there are no penny slots there.

Edited: 1:47 pm, September 01, 2015
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Are you kidding me? Where did I ever say that I was leading a retreat focused on going to a casino? I am leading a women's retreat to the South of France. Part of that week-long retreat which is full of various activities will include one evening out in Monte Carlo - going out to dinner and seeing the Monte Carlo Casino. I asked one simple question about passports and instead I've been harassed and ridiculed. If you don't have anything productive to say (which would be answering the question asked), then why be nasty? Shame on you.

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Thanks, Moth. I will just bring their passports with me - the alternative being to lock them up in the safe in our villa. I know that nothing would likely happen to the passports. I'm just being extra careful since I am responsible for all of these women.

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Becca, with the greatest respect, you cannot be responsible for seven other women - unless they are minors or incapacitated in some way, they are responsible for themselves. I can't understand why you would be taking all eight passports to the Casino, and not each person taking their own.

I am perhaps less confrontational than Datthecoast, but I do agree with his sentiments.

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You are way overthinking this. Me being responsible for 8 other passports - or bringing 8 passports with me - will consist of me saying to the women "bring your passports with you before we leave." They will each be carrying their own, I can assure you. I'm not their mom. But I am responsible to them to know in advance what documentation we do and don't need prior to driving over an hour away to Monte Carlo, which is the ONLY reason I asked this question. I never asked - nor needed any advice about - if their passports would be safe.

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9. Re: Monte Carlo Casino - Passport?

Let's re-visit this.

TA forums function in one way and one way only.

People like you ask questions.

And people like my friend, Moth and I answer them.

Period.

Rarely do the roles change.

You have asked about 200 questions and kind contributors have helped you.

Volunteer contributors.

Moth and I have answered about 10,000 questions between us.

Moth doesn't need to be told that he / she is "over-thinking" anything.

If you don't like the input that you get here, perhaps you might want to find another way to source information.

Edited: 1:04 pm, September 02, 2015
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10. Re: Monte Carlo Casino - Passport?

One point here ... in France you are required to carry your ID card by law.(I am not sure about Monaco apart from entry to the Casinos where it is indeed obligitory. In the case of non EU citizens (or UK citizens who do not have national ID cards ) this means your passport ..physical, not a photocopy or a driving licence. If you are stopped by the police and cannot produce same you are required to attend at a police station at the earliest opportunity. These kind of checks used to be very rare but with recent terror alerts and the hysteria over illegal migration such checks are now common.

Ed

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