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How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

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Barrie, Canada
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How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

I was watching an episode of Border Security and a man flew home with over $10,000 cash on him. Is that what people usually do?? I would be scared to have that much cash on me.

1. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

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2. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

Your assuming sombody actually won : )

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

I don't like carrying a lot of cash, especially going through airport security.

Casino will be happy to give you a check instead of cash, if it is a jackpot payout.

Some overseas visitors open up a bank account in the U.S. with their winnings, so that they have the funds here in U.S. dollars for their next visit.

Mission, Canada
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4. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

It was winnings and he had all the proper documentation. Personally I would ask for a check Can they direct deposit your winnings into a Canadian bank? Doubtful with the money laundering rules and regs, but would still be interested to know if any have done it.

Barrie, Canada
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5. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

Yes, like Misty1212 said it was a win on a slot machine. He had a picture of the slot showing the win and showed it to customs. Everything was ok and he brought his cash through.

Edmonton, Canada
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6. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

If you have over 10,000 in cash , you have to make sure you declare it... Let them know you won it, if you did

Bottom line be honest !

Shag Harbour, Canada
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7. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

I just show the 1042 form as proof. Never an issue.

Burnaby, Canada
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8. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

I would really like to have that problem....

Cheektowaga
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9. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

In their pocket or purse?

Winnipeg, Canada
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10. Re: How do Canadians bring home their winnings?

Oh, I hope I hope I hope I have this issue next month! Would be the best issue ever to have at YWG airport!