Poker Refugees is a company that helps online players travel, relocate temporarily or move permanently around the world.
The company was founded to support online poker players following the events of Black Friday and also offers services for non-US players internationally.
If you are in the US and trying to plan a move to a foreign country to reopen your poker accounts, or if you already live abroad and just want help planning your travel to a safe and fun environment with reliable internet and infrastructure, we can help.
On this thread we can answer questions about this customized service and general questions on playing poker abroad and living in different countries.
Kristin from Poker Refugees began helping players in May just weeks after Black Friday. Since the company's inception in August, Poker Refugees has helped nearly 120 players relocate to destinations such as Costa Rica, Canada and Panama.
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Here's a sample of what we provide to help poker players move abroad:
1) FULL RELOCATION PACKAGE
-Information, requirements, and assistance in opening a foreign bank account
-Coordination of setting up a reliable internet connection and backup connection
-Information on how long you can legally stay in the country on a tourist visa
-Connection with a US tax attorney specializing in poker for advice on tax implications and reporting
-Dependable English speaking lawyers and accountants, if needed, who can provide certain required documents
-Guidance on quickly selecting and securing a rental property
-Direction in getting a local cell phone and SIM card if desired
-Complete list of startup costs for your move, customized individually to each person
-Orientation guide to living in your new city, with details on how to do everything from calling a taxi to ordering a pizza to buying bottles at a club
-A plethora of helpful documents and local info following your relocation
-Connection to the local poker community
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