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    Canadas Casinos

    Anyone find since covid way less players and hardly any jackpots. $700 doesn't last an hour

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    It's not just in Canada. There appears to be less players and fewer jackpots in Atlantic City, also. I am a low Diamond in the CET hierarchy. For the past year, I've been able to score a comp suite during the week and can now get the weekends (non-suite) also comped. Prior to the pandemic, those rewards were only for elite players. With regards to the bankroll, it never seems to be enough, then and now. I've always set a daily limit. When that is gone, I am done.

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    yup. My local messed around with the machine settings (no surprise). To get a handpay, you need to win at least.. get ready.. your not going to belive this.. $3000. Thats right 3 thousand dollars. Whats the point of even playing anymore? Getting a handpay was the best part (the instant gratificationon someone paying you money). Of course this change has virtually eliminated tips for attendants (and servers). The environment isn't has happy go lucky either (angry loud blaring music). it's not fun there anymore, and the casinos aren't giving comps/offers (cause they feel they no longer need to). The tracking system that my local has switched too (Momentum) has absolutely no value. Oh yeah free parking. whoptedo. You say something to them and it's like they don't give a flying f. Its going to get better, you wait and see (they say). The only thing they have done was a 2x multiplier period of three hours once (from 10am to 1pm). They have been open for 3 months now and you still can't get a meal comp. I think regulars have stopped going and the casino is mostly getting tourists.

    The games they are putting in are so friken expensive to play (and hardly ever bonus). like is there no regulation to the bet sizes anymore? Who the heck is seriously going to bet $176 a spin? And not to mention boring.

    My solution? play online. I'm winning there and I even get offers/cashback. Quick Payouts. The games are great and offer alot more variety that what is currently being offered at the land-based casinos.

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    here a hand pay is 2500

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    I recollect that Canadian Casinos don't tax winnings, so what is the significance of a HP JP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMorris View Post
    It's not just in Canada. There appears to be less players and fewer jackpots in Atlantic City, also. I am a low Diamond in the CET hierarchy. For the past year, I've been able to score a comp suite during the week and can now get the weekends (non-suite) also comped. Prior to the pandemic, those rewards were only for elite players. With regards to the bankroll, it never seems to be enough, then and now. I've always set a daily limit. When that is gone, I am done.
    I go to AC on weekends, Borgata, Caesars and Hard Rock are VERY busy. Borgata and Caesars have been flying gamblers to AC from several eastcoast citiers (30 seat planes), three months ago HR began flights to AC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrr View Post
    I recollect that Canadian Casinos don't tax winnings, so what is the significance of a HP JP?
    it is tracked by govt but no tax taken

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    Quote Originally Posted by krchov View Post
    it is tracked by govt but no tax taken
    OK, but why is it tracked if no tax is taken?

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    Only ever had one experience with a Canadian casino.. way back in the late ‘80’s I think somewhere near Montreal.. my plan was to spend the day there.. I think I lasted a half hour…

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrr View Post
    OK, but why is it tracked if no tax is taken?
    In Canada, all cash transactions in excess of 10K are reported to the CRA (for anti-money laundering and taxation purposes). This includes withdrawals from bank tellers, transfers, orders, debits, credits, payouts, settlements and purchases.

    when it comes to filling your taxes, you may be asked about any significant wins (as this would be considered other income). You may need an accountant to file your taxes to avoid a huge tax bill (cause the more you make the more you get taxed). if you don't claim it, there's a good chance the CRA will audit you.

    Most people don't get audited because of their casinos wins, but it isn't unheard of. Especially since the BC casinos were involved in a huge money laundering scandal.

    Your casinos wins are tax free, and the amount you win is the amount you get (as long as you don't owe anything to the government and not banned/self excluded/underage). If you owe any back taxes or child support, those get taken out first. Oh and if you in bankruptcy, you won't get paid out either (it will be paid to the creditors first). The casino runs you through a system to see if your flagged or not. No flag, then expect a full payout once the win has been verified. If a flag is found, it could take several weeks to get paid out.

    The casino has the right to ask you for ID once you have exceeded the 10K threshold. If you are using a players card, chances are its been reported electronically to CRA. No valid govt issued ID is a violation of the jurisdictional gaming laws (and provincial laws) which could result in immediate stop of all gaming activities until proper identification is provided. Ie: your out of there.
    Speaking from experience I have been handed a temp ban until I was able to provide valid govt issued ID (mine expired).

    With contact tracing, it's impossible for anyone to enter the casino without ID. Don't forget your ID. lesson learned.


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