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I just wanted to say thanks again to Scott and Brian for the cruise.  It was a great way to spend a week. I also wanted to say thanks to all the fellow Cruisers who were all so nice.

It was great to meet The Slot Sharks and their spouses.  They are really good people and I'm glad they got their share of booms on the trip.  So, in the end there were like 50+ people on the boat who were associated with TBJ?  Next time it should be 500 if Brian can tolerate all the bookings!!   It was truly a great experience.  There was no scam, no hidden gimmicks or charges. The free cruise was real, the boat was real, the fellow cruisers were amazing...etc...  I will for sure be attending the next one!!

Thanks!  

I know you are looking forward to being the #1 slot channel soon.  Subscriber count is one thing.  In every other way you are already #1. 

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Refzz, Can you please tell me how they handle a handpay on a cruise?  Do they write a W2G like land based USA casino would do?  Do they automatically withhold the optional 24% of a handpay and send it to the IRS ? 

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Well sadly, as a Canuck I didn't get to experience this firsthand as my 2 biggest wins were just under $1200.  I did pay tax 5 times on hand pays though in the days leading up to departure  at Florida and Atlantic City casinos.

The USA residents are subject to USA taxation laws and can either pay on the ship or take the winnings and report them later.  Everybody chose to take the cash so I am not sure what the hold back percentage would have been.  I know for me, Caesars held back 30% federally and 3% state tax.  24% sounds much better.

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Thank You.

With the new tax law this year the optional withholding was changed from 25% to 24%. You can take all cash and elect to pay if you owe when you file that tax year 1040 to the IRS (anyone who keeps good records and/or uses a tracking card mostly takes the cash and files next year who lives in the US) Most people will lose more than they win. How does a Canadian Citizen work?  Do you file a tax return as a Canadian citizen and claim the 30% tax back?  Googling Canadians winning in the USA seems to be all over the map on the subject.

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Only US residents are still subject to US withholding rules on cruises.  

Withholding rules are ok.  For me, I collect them and submit them at the end of the year.  Kinda nice actually since I typically can't walk away so eventually I get a nice lump sum.

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