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I am not a professional gambler as defined.
There are numerous (10+) Station Casinos in Las Vegas and they routinely issue 1099 Misc for bad beat jackpots. They do not explain why they issue these and it makes no sense to the players, but they do. I have no trouble with W2-G's and understand them fully. My question has to do solely with the 1099. I looked at an answer from one of your experts which was posed by someone else that had a bad beat jackpot 1099 question. The expert stated:
"Regardless - how gambling winnings are reported to you - you will report that amount on form 1040 line 21 - and mark it as gambling winnings."
I am trying to get confirmation and some backup information for that position.