Posted: 3/28/2012 8:29:35 PM
Check out IRS.gov and W2 instructions on when taxes kick in,you would be ok in the scenarios you questioned.But if you were to hit a slot machine jackpot that pays over $1200,here comes the dreaded w2..same for a $2 trifecta wager you made that pays more than $600 or 300-1.It also states Poker tourney winnings are taxed at $5000,but after the cost of the buy-in..
I happened to be staying at the Rio WSOP opening day in June 08,and Vegas did not seem esp.busy then.
And I will recomend simply staying at the Rio unless you want something cheaper,than that has to be the Gold Coast.5 minute walk across the street,but a whole different scene with small but clean rooms.Good place for lower budget travelers..Many visitors from the UK stay there if that matters to you. Best Wishes