I’m turning 21, will my ID work?
I am going to Vegas for the first time to celebrate my 21st birthday. I will turn 21 while in Las Vegas, so I was wondering if I might encounter any problems having an out-of-state ID that is of a type issued to people under 21? My driver's license has my date of birth on it, but it also says "Under 21 until..." Will this be good enough?
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Vegas casino and club staff deal with "I just turned 21!" visitors a LOT. They also see lots and lots of out-of-state (and out-of-USA) IDs, so they're familiar with what they look like. So long as the identification is legal and has your birthdate on it, they're not going to turn you away because it was originally issued when you were a minor.
You'll have a great time celebrating your 21st in town. If you head directly to a club at 12:01am on your birthday, you won't be the first person to do that. In fact there may be a few people in line ahead of you in the very same boat. Just remember your Vegas trip is something closer to a marathon than a sprint. The worst thing you can do is drink too much on your first day of legality, then spend the next 24 hours stuck miserably in your hotel room trying to calm a head and stomach that want you dead. Vegas hangovers are funny in movies; in real life they suck.