Originally Posted by Mortis
You must have won a good size money pot. In the US, if you win over a certain amount (I think over $1000.. possibly over $500).. they take out a percentage for taxes..
I've never had a penny withheld from any of my winnings. Tourney or cash games.
I hit a "bad beat jackpot" twice. Once at Hawaiian Gardens ($a 10k JP) and once at The Commerce (a 5k JP).
They took my tax info both times. But they never took a cent. Just the info.
BTW. The one at Hawaiian Gardens was the coolest. My friend and I agreed to share winnings that day. We were at the same table, and it's him that I hit the BBJP with. How cool was that? Me and my friend walked out with $5,000.00 ea. Me <--AAAAK Him <-- AAAQQ
That was a good day indeed.