Question Photo Identification

dougbet1

Dormant Account
PABnononaccred
Joined
Oct 14, 2010
Location
UK
I've played at and am a member of most accredited casino's here at CM and am used to sending in the usual passport/driving license, e-wallet screenshots, utility bill etc... for I.D. purposes.

I've just made my first withdrawal from another accredited casino, i've made multiple deposits over what I guess is a year but never cashed out previously. The casino has asked me to supply a photo of me holding my passport along with the passport/card scans/utility bill..... this is the first time i've been asked to do it and strikes me as a bit odd.

I've read about the occasional notarized I.D. request when bonus abuse is being investigated or where it's a very large withdrawal, but this is for a $1600 withdrawal and all other documents were available, not that it matters (to me) but there has been no bonus play on any of the last 5 deposits.

Is this usual? Have I just been lucky in the past? I'm based in the UK so know that electoral roll verification isn't unusual.

Thanks in advance
 

Jasminebed

Game old gal
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Mar 13, 2008
Location
Ontario
It's not a common request, but not unheard of either. It's been asked of me, long ago.

Far easier and cheaper than a notary.
 

JuicyFruit

Non-Gambler
Joined
Dec 23, 2010
Location
Homeward Bound
I have been asked for this once as well, but I am not sure what it is meant to prove.

My passport is almost 10 years old, and the photo of the me-then doesn't look at all like the photo of the me-now due to age :)eek2:), different hairstyle, hair colour, etc.

In fact, it could be of an entirely different person.

Or is the mere fact that I am holding a passport meant to prove that I am the legitimate owner of that passport? Hmmm....let me think about that one.. :rolleyes:
 

P.V.

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webmeister
Joined
Apr 17, 2010
Location
Turn around...
I've played at and am a member of most accredited casino's here at CM and am used to sending in the usual passport/driving license, e-wallet screenshots, utility bill etc... for I.D. purposes.

I've just made my first withdrawal from another accredited casino, i've made multiple deposits over what I guess is a year but never cashed out previously. The casino has asked me to supply a photo of me holding my passport along with the passport/card scans/utility bill..... this is the first time i've been asked to do it and strikes me as a bit odd.

I've read about the occasional notarized I.D. request when bonus abuse is being investigated or where it's a very large withdrawal, but this is for a $1600 withdrawal and all other documents were available, not that it matters (to me) but there has been no bonus play on any of the last 5 deposits.

Is this usual? Have I just been lucky in the past? I'm based in the UK so know that electoral roll verification isn't unusual.

Thanks in advance

It's not odd, will always be a part of the ID verification process.

You shouldn't be offended by their request, to date hard document verification, pictures are the best way to prove ID, IMO.

More so than a lot of this new verification stuff being offered for online dating sites, online ID cards etc.. :rolleyes:
 

dionysus

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CAG
MM
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Apr 27, 2009
Location
the land of snow and maple syrup
I have been asked for this once as well, but I am not sure what it is meant to prove.

My passport is almost 10 years old, and the photo of the me-then doesn't look at all like the photo of the me-now due to age :)eek2:), different hairstyle, hair colour, etc.

In fact, it could be of an entirely different person.

Or is the mere fact that I am holding a passport meant to prove that I am the legitimate owner of that passport? Hmmm....let me think about that one.. :rolleyes:

I think the idea is to prove its a real physical card, not a photoshop product..ive had it asked when my scan didnt show edges.
 

Dipity

Dormant account
Joined
Mar 20, 2011
Location
UK
I've had requests for updated documents and once this too, especially once your lifetime withdrawals hit a specific amount, or you make a larger withdrawal.

As dion says, its to prove its a physical thing imo.
 

dougbet1

Dormant Account
PABnononaccred
Joined
Oct 14, 2010
Location
UK
The casino in question has just verified my docs and processed my withdrawal within 24 (and hit my Skrill account) so thumbs-up from me, just wasn't expecting it.

Thanks for the feedback
 
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