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Old 04-09-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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can I earn money playing poker while here on a student visa?
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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like go to a local casino and gamble?
or play online at a BCLC Online Casino?


the Rules are...
Here are some important things to know before visiting a casino in BC:
  • You must be 19 years of age or older to enter casino gaming areas.
  • You should always refer to casino House Rules for any approved game variations.
  • Winnings are tax-free.
  • Casino hours may vary by season and location.
  • Tips to gaming employees are permitted.
  • Not all games or slot machines, according to local jurisdiction, are available in every casino.
About Us - BCLC (http://www.bclc.com/cm/aboutbclc/home.htm - broken link)
Go to the BCLC site (link posted above) and see the Provincal Gaming Rules and Regulations and it will awsner all of your Questions.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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yes at a casino. you didn't mention anything about my question, though.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Yes, You can come here and Gamble all you want as long as your 19 or older and have a Valid I.D. Or Passport to prove your age if asked by the Casino...
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Okay, because on a student visa I thought you couldn't make any money.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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From what I know if you are from the U.S. you will have to File/Pay taxes on your winnings to both countries our you could be in trouble back home with tax evasion.

To be honest your best bet is to go to the Home - Government of Canada Web site Govronment of Canada site and find out what the rules are on lotto taxes and such.. But as far as I know you can Gamble at any Llicensed B.C. Casino as long as you are 19 years and up with a Valid I.D.... But when it comes to winnings and taxes it depends on the Country you are from and the province you are in when it comes to taxes on your winnings and what Laws/Rules apply.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:12 AM
 
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Gambling winnings (or lottery winnings) are NOT taxable in Canada.
Income taxes in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Income not taxed
The following types of income are not taxed in Canada (this list is not exhaustive):
gifts and inheritances;
death benefits paid from a life insurance policy;
lottery winnings;
winnings from betting or gambling for simple recreation or enjoyment;
strike pay;
compensation paid by a province or territory to a victim of a criminal act or a motor vehicle accident*;
certain civil and military service pensions;
income from certain international organizations of which Canada is a member, such as the United Nations and its agencies;
war disability pensions;
RCMP pensions or compensation paid in respect of injury, disability, or death*;
income of First Nations, if situated on a reserve;
capital gain on the sale of a taxpayer’s principal residence;
provincial child tax credits or benefits and Québec family allowances;
Working income tax benefit;
the Goods and Services Tax or Harmonized Sales Tax credit (GST/HST credit), Quebec Sales Tax credit or Saskatchewan Sales Tax Credit; and
the Canada Child Tax Benefit.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Awsomer post but I was confuesed sinece the OP is American would He/she not have to file his lottery winnings for american tax purposes...I am a Canadian and I know if we (Canadians) win (well I mostly lose LOL) in Vegas we have to pay a percentage of the amount of the winnings to the state..I know winning our Canadian lotto and Gambling winnings are tax exempt to Canadian Citizens but he might still have to file a U.S. tax return claiming them..
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:35 AM
 
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Awsomer post but I was confuesed sinece the OP is American would He/she not have to file his lottery winnings for american tax purposes...I am a Canadian and I know if we (Canadians) win (well I mostly lose LOL) in Vegas we have to pay a percentage of the amount of the winnings to the state..I know winning our Canadian lotto and Gambling winnings are tax exempt to Canadian Citizens but he might still have to file a U.S. tax return claiming them..
True enough - if he files tax in the USA and they collect tax on winnings then he should declare it.

I didn't realise that about Vegas - shysters!
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:14 PM
 
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thanks..not worried about the taxes. more questioning if I can make money there while on a student visa.
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