Going to a casino? Be careful. Say you get real lucky. Win 30K. You go up to the window with the ticket. They offer you 30k in chips. You accept. Because you are an idiot. They start feeding you free drinks and you manage to blow the whole $30,000 you won! Sure you win some and lose some. You go back home with slightly more than you spent. Guess what? You still owe the taxes on the 30k you won. Whether you fully remember it or not. amirite?