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Random thoughts and W2-G goodness

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by ardee, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. ardee

    ardee VIP Whale

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    After 25+ years of going to Vegas, I finally got my first W2-G. Ended the day yesterday playing off $253 in free play at a $1 VP machine. After about 25 spins or so I'd worked it up to $574 playing Double Double Bonus Poker. Hit "Deal" and got 3 aces. Hit "Draw" and the machine locks. Glance down. "Call attendant." Look more carefully. 4 aces. Look even more carefully. Got the kicker. $2000 and a grin from ear to ear. After a little paperwork and $20 to the attendant I finished off the free play and walked away with $2503. The wife didn't believe me until I showed her the paperwork. :lock::headbang::woohoo::woot:

    She can make fun of me, of course. She could paper a small room with her W2s.

    What does it mean when not only cocktail waitresses recognize you and call you by name, but so do the valets? I mean, we live 3.5 hours away. It's not like we're in Vegas every weekend.
     
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  2. Niteshade

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    Congrats!!
     
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    Congratulations!!!
     
  5. DozerTheBulldog

    DozerTheBulldog Low-Roller

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    Nicely done!
     
  6. mdee

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    Good for you! Funny how no one dreads receiving a W2G form. Haha!
     
  7. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Actually, many people do.

    You get a w2 - and not are forced to itemize to deduct the losses, or pay taxes on the win - even if you put it all back in the machine.
    If you are on SS, that money counts as income on the first page of your tax form.
     
  8. Joe

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    Count me in that group and to add salt to the wound, Wisconsin doesn't allow a write-off for losses. It's 100% taxable.
     
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  9. merlin

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    You are not "forced" to itemize the losses at all, only if you are audited, which is very, very, unlikely.
     
  10. Joe Strummer

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    I'm amazed at the memory of some of the Vegas bartenders
    I've dealt with.
    Think of how many customers they serve ?.......and a couple of them remember me ?
    I always slap the bar if they remember me !
    I don't know how ?
     
  11. BlacklabberMike

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    that's because your name is "george" ;)

    picked up another W2G last night. Pick 4 at Los Al paid $1222
     
  12. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I am referring to the decision to take standard deduction or itemize your deductions.

    Since my only deductions are currently house taxes, I would be better off with standard deduction. But, since I have over $30k in W2-g and matching losses, I now have to itemize. It has nothing to do with audit at all.
     
  13. merlin

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    Sorry, I thought you meant itemizing wins and losses, as in keeping a log.