If you have won an individual prize valued at over $100 other than restaurant certificates, hotel stays or rounds of golf, you recently received an email from us about tax compliance. We are only the messengers here, so please don’t shoot.
Barona Freeplay Online Poker is owned and operated by the Barona Resort & Casino. We are subject to the same tax regulations as the Casino, which includes aggregating prizes worth more than $100 and then reporting the win to the IRS if the total is over $600. There’s nothing we can do about this – it’s Federal law and required by the IRS.
If you have a reportable win, you should consult a tax professional to determine how to report it on your taxes. If needed, Club Barona can produce a win/loss statement for you – go to Club Barona on your next visit, or click here for more details.