Happy problem here. Hit a Royal on VP last weekend at my local casino so got a W-2G. Have had these in the past and took an itemized deduction for other gambling losses. This year with the new tax bill increasing the standard deduction and limiting state and local taxes to $10K I will not itemize on my 2018 return. In fact I purposely front loaded charitable and other itemized deductions in 2017 just for that reason. So am I SOL in terms of offsetting this W2G income with gambling losses? Anyone have an argument for taking that deduction as a direct offset without itemizing deductions?