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Old 01-11-2018, 02:03 PM   #1476
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Re: Ongoing video poker "TR", how long will this last?

Jesus you run so good!
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:04 PM   #1477
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Jesus you run so good!
You'd think so but my win/loss statements suggest otherwise.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:10 PM   #1478
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So you run really good at accountants too! What can't you do, Leon?
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:28 PM   #1479
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There are some full pay machines by Red8, both regular and spin. Dollar min credits. One full pay UX by the Red card booth close to Red8, no sound. Two full pay UX machines inside hi limit.

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Old 01-11-2018, 04:45 PM   #1480
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Nice!

I actually just booked two different trips to Vegas, end of Feb and start of March, anyone had any luck with these flip machines in Vegas yet ?

I am looking for TDB flip at say quarters Did anyone check the Mirage?
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:23 AM   #1481
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So you run really good at accountants too! What can't you do, Leon?
The irony is I feel like there's more my accountant could be doing, but won't. He's got the highest certification, only 10% of accountants ever get it, yadda yadda yadda, but he's a total straight shooter with taxes. I implied when we first started working with him that he had my permission to be "loose" with his work if it could save us taxes, and he basically said he doesn't do stuff like that and would never go along with something that was even marginally sketchy. Sigh.

So I have the assurance that everything is legit, but also the knowledge that we're probably giving the feds more than we should.
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:39 AM   #1482
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Yeah I need to find myself a shady accountant. I’m maybe even on the year,maybe even d An a bit, but the one place i use a players card has me up a large sum. Also my dunbass needs to start using cards everywhere, unless I meet a CPA who will take my word for it on my legit losses. I’m not even trying to offset with my technically not so legal online sports wagers

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Old 01-12-2018, 12:46 AM   #1483
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Leon,

Two questions for you for a trip I have in a few weeks:

1) your “regular” Wynn machines: how much do I need to take a reasonable shot for one real session?

2) where you gonna play flip when you go next?
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Old 01-12-2018, 04:25 AM   #1484
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The irony is I feel like there's more my accountant could be doing, but won't. He's got the highest certification, only 10% of accountants ever get it, yadda yadda yadda, but he's a total straight shooter with taxes. I implied when we first started working with him that he had my permission to be "loose" with his work if it could save us taxes, and he basically said he doesn't do stuff like that and would never go along with something that was even marginally sketchy. Sigh.

So I have the assurance that everything is legit, but also the knowledge that we're probably giving the feds more than we should.
Probably not the only accountant in your vicinity.

Finding an accountant who's aggressiveness and philosophy matches yours takes some work. I changed accountants 5 years in a row until I found a good one.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:51 AM   #1485
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Yeah I need to find myself a shady accountant. I’m maybe even on the year,maybe even d An a bit, but the one place i use a players card has me up a large sum. Also my dunbass needs to start using cards everywhere, unless I meet a CPA who will take my word for it on my legit losses. I’m not even trying to offset with my technically not so legal online sports wagers
Yeah, there's no excuse for not using a card everywhere these days. They have all your info already anyways and you're just costing yourself a possible deduction. I'm hard-pressed to think of a more annoying situation than being net loser for the year, yet paying taxes on my "winnings".
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:55 AM   #1486
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Leon,

Two questions for you for a trip I have in a few weeks:

1) your “regular” Wynn machines: how much do I need to take a reasonable shot for one real session?

2) where you gonna play flip when you go next?
One session? Assuming you run decent, 2k for 5 lines, 1$ credit (25$ coin in). Adjust as variables change (eg, 2$ credit or 10 lines, take 4k, etc). FYI I've busto'd 2k in < 30 min before (but also smashed jackpots many times with the first 500 and never needed more).

No idea where decent pay table flip is. I'll check out the Wynn obv the next time I go but I can't see myself playing 7/5 TDB or worse when my local offers 8/5.
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:58 AM   #1487
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Probably not the only accountant in your vicinity.

Finding an accountant who's aggressiveness and philosophy matches yours takes some work. I changed accountants 5 years in a row until I found a good one.
It's laziness at this point. This guy started out as my wife's business accountant, then became our personal, then my business from 2010-2016. The majority of the time we've known him he's managed "three" accounts if you want to think of it that way. He knows us and we know him and I don't want to invest the effort to try and find someone who MIGHT be better. I've also had personal experience with some truly bad accountants so if I changed I might create a bigger problem for myself than I currently have.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:15 AM   #1488
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Yeah, there's no excuse for not using a card everywhere these days. They have all your info already anyways and you're just costing yourself a possible deduction. I'm hard-pressed to think of a more annoying situation than being net loser for the year, yet paying taxes on my "winnings".
it got to the point a few years ago where I couldn't go a single day without 2-3 mailers showing up at my house. I know I will never stay at any CET or MLife property, so I just stopped using them. Of course back before I started playing TDB, I didn't have to worry about all of these annoying W2s popping up. Guess it's time to let em track my play again
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:19 PM   #1489
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it got to the point a few years ago where I couldn't go a single day without 2-3 mailers showing up at my house. I know I will never stay at any CET or MLife property, so I just stopped using them. Of course back before I started playing TDB, I didn't have to worry about all of these annoying W2s popping up. Guess it's time to let em track my play again
I hear you on the mailers. We visited friends in middle of nowhere Indiana Nov 2016 and spent a day at the French Lick casino (featured earlier somewhere in this thread). I gave them what for me was not a huge amount of action (10c credit TDB UX, 10 lines, 9/6 paytable) but likely more than they usually get. Hit 2 handpays. The first I waited a true 30 min to get paid (it was like 0130, mid week out on the floor in IN- I had to get up to find a slot attendant eventually).

Since arriving home I get offers for free room, comp etc like clockwork. You'd think they'd figure out since my address is in CA and I've never been back this was a one off, but I guess it costs them essentially nothing to keep marketing to me either, so...
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:50 PM   #1490
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It's laziness at this point. This guy started out as my wife's business accountant, then became our personal, then my business from 2010-2016. The majority of the time we've known him he's managed "three" accounts if you want to think of it that way. He knows us and we know him and I don't want to invest the effort to try and find someone who MIGHT be better. I've also had personal experience with some truly bad accountants so if I changed I might create a bigger problem for myself than I currently have.
Unless you're gambling for your business, you might give it a try for your personal return. You don't have to file it, just see what differences there are from your current accountant. Ask around, other gamblers, post on the forum, etc.

It sounds like your current guy is doing it as a hobby. When I first interviewed my guy, he was unfamiliar with the tack I was taking so he said "Let's look it up!" and brought out his high-dollar tax book and we started looking through it. My guy is busy as hell 12 months a year, has junior accountants working for him, etc. I've never seen an ad from him anywhere. That's what you want, someone in demand.
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