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Are gambling loses tax deductible?

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Are gambling loses tax deductible?

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Yes, gambling losses are deductible, but only to the extent of gambling winnings! So, if you have $1500 of winnings from the slot machines, but have lost $2200 on the slots and tables, you can only deduct $1500 of the losses. The rest are lost.


If you have no gambling winnings, you cannot deduct any gambling losses.


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