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Tampa Mike March 4th, 2004 08:44 AM

Gambling Winnings
I was the lucky guy on the Prinsendam to win a Jackpot. Wow!...paid for my cruise and then some. That was the good news....

The bad news was:

I won on the second day of a 2 week voyage. Just TRY and stay away from the casino for the remainder of the trip!

I got my W-2G from Carnival a few weeks ago and Uncle Sam is well aware of my good fortune!

Ah well...still plenty left to pay for a few more cruises. Leaving on Veendam 3/13!

Good Luck! (and good recordkeeping!)

gigi March 5th, 2004 11:33 PM

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Is the ship reg. in the US is that why you got 1099?????
When we won over 3000.00 on celb, last year we did not get a 1099.

Tampa Mike March 8th, 2004 08:41 AM

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Nope, the Prinsendam is registered in the Netherlands.

I was on an Alaskan itinerary at the time. The casino Manager informed me that any winnings over $1300 required a W-2G issued by Carnival Cruise Casino. Interesting point though...was it only because we were in Alaskan waters? Or perhaps it is a policy of Carnival (HAL parent company & casino operator).

Anyone else experience this good fortune?

ChuckG March 10th, 2004 03:39 PM

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You mean to tell me there are people who win? :)

Tampa Mike March 11th, 2004 08:33 AM

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Paid for that cruise and the one I leave on Saturday! (and one I have yet to plan for late summer) Maybe I am a winner, but likely this has just increased the opportunities to give it back!

Good Luck Chuck! (Yikes...that sounds like a cheesy screen name :o)

MikesMom April 16th, 2004 11:18 AM

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ok i have to ask how much did u win?

paulras April 19th, 2004 04:27 PM

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Hopefully you already itemize your deductions on your taxes. When you itemize, you can deduct gambling losses up to the amount of your winnings. I'm not a tax expert, but if you won a couple thousand, I would deduct the whole amount. I can't see anyone at the IRS not believing that someone would have a couple thousand in losses to offset winnings. If it was more than a few thousand, that gets tricky.

If you take a standard deduction on your taxes, then you wouldn't be itemizing in order to deduct your losses.

Laurie M April 24th, 2004 12:38 AM

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My husband won $4,000 on a poker machine last year on Carnival, Destiny. He got a W2-G. We had to claim it on our taxes this year.

banker July 12th, 2004 08:03 PM

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was on the vision last year and won (net) 3400, I did get taxed or anything, usually in Vegas etc. the deduct taxes on winnings at source for canadians, they didn't do anything of the Vision though


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