Most people don’t know that casinos are required by law to provide a win/loss statement upon request. This document itemizes your play activity and winnings/losses for the year and can be helpful come tax time. If you’re a table game or slot player, simply ask your casino host or floor person for a win/loss statement the next time you visit the casino.
They will be able to print one out for you on the spot. If you’re a regular player, it might be a good idea to request one at the end of each year so you have a record of your play.
For many people, gambling is a fun and occasional activity but for some, it can become more serious. According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, as many as 15 million Americans may be affected by gambling addiction. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, there are resources available to help.
The National Council on Problem Gambling provides free and confidential help 24/7 at 1-800-522-4700 or through their website at ncpgambling.org.