What to Do When You Win Big for the First Time

There are certain things that you must do if you are lucky enough to win big. One of the most important things is to file your returns by completing a tax form on all winnings. If you are a frequent gambler, it is advisable to always keep a good record of all the money spent chasing the bet and deduct it when you win the jackpot. When using a crypto casino you will be required to state the exchange rate of the cryptocurrency to local currency.

Confirmation and identification

A casino employee will most likely pay you a quick visit. They will require identification, and you will not be paid unless they get a valid government-issued ID. If you do not have an ID, the money will be held in a trust account until you provide one. Some casinos keep large sums of money in deposit accounts for years because they are not permitted to spend it by law. 


There will be a casino host who will inform you of your options for receiving your winnings: cash, check, wire transfer, or leaving it on deposit at the casino. Land based casinos prefer to pay in cash whenever possible because it increases the likelihood that you will continue to play. However, for online casinos, all your payouts will be through the payment method selected and used for deposits. These may include:

  • Paypal
  • Bitcoin wallets
  • Debit pay
  • Visas

Payments in installments

If the player wins more than a million dollars, they will only receive a portion of the prize money. The player has the option of having the remaining amount paid in full, but this is not the only option. Most casinos will also allow you to withdraw an annual fixed sum. If the player’s goal is to maximize his or her payout, an annuity is usually the better option. It will make money management much easier and, in some cases, will reduce the tax bill. 

If you choose to continue gambling, the casino will pay more attention

When a player gambles, they are being closely monitored by professionals. If they get lucky and win a lot of money, they’ll be keeping a close eye on the player for the rest of their stay. Most of the online casinos may put your account under review so as to assess your activities to confirm you won fair and square.

It is important to know that no matter how big your winnings are, planning is key. Budget for it even before you withdraw or place another bet. Be keen to ensure your details are well updated before withdrawing to avoid any mistakes.

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