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Old 06-15-2017, 05:56 PM   #63001
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It was an April fools spoof article.
Makes sense as there was no other links anywhere else.
Hopes vanished again...
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:22 AM   #63002
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yep turtles - thats the process for bank accounts. doesn't seem out of line with what myself and others have experienced in recent months.

Can also pay 100baht and get an actual bank statement from bkk bank, if you need that to open up whatever other online wallets/sites in the future
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:24 AM   #63003
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yep turtles - thats the process for bank accounts. doesn't seem out of line with what myself and others have experienced in recent months.

Can also pay 100baht and get an actual bank statement from bkk bank, if you need that to open up whatever other online wallets/sites in the future
yeah i was doing that, they said to come back the following day (today) to get it.
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Old 06-16-2017, 02:07 PM   #63004
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Makes sense as there was no other links anywhere else.
Hopes vanished again...
I've got bets with 3 overly optimistic estate agents in Pattaya that gambling and casinos will not be legal within five years, these guys are thinking it's gonna happen within 12 months from now. Including someone connected to the company who published that April fools article.

There are a few caveats such as, one government run casino in a 'zone' dedicated for tourists only wouldn't count for example.
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:12 AM   #63005
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I've got bets with 3 overly optimistic estate agents in Pattaya that gambling and casinos will not be legal within five years, these guys are thinking it's gonna happen within 12 months from now. Including someone connected to the company who published that April fools article.

There are a few caveats such as, one government run casino in a 'zone' dedicated for tourists only wouldn't count for example.
No way it happens within 12 months but I wouldn't bet either way on five years. Lots of guys I know who are pretty connected feel that there is a very good chance in the next couple of years.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:13 AM   #63006
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It was five years from the day the king passed away.

So even if you say 'no way' in next 12 months but a couple years after that, that would be 4/5 years from my bet date, so your more inline with my view than those i bet against who said within 2 (LOL) years of his death.

Plus with my clauses I'd say i am 99.5% guaranteed to win.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:13 AM   #63007
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What you Gona spend the money on?
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:14 AM   #63008
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What you Gona spend the money on?
Me?

hookers and blow ldo.
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:05 AM   #63009
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It makes too much sense to have a couple of casinos in some select tourist areas, hence my doubt it will ever happen..
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Old 06-17-2017, 07:11 AM   #63010
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Casino in Thai would be a complete cluster****, tuktuk degens, Ladyboys, busto expats, the dream
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Old 06-17-2017, 06:40 PM   #63011
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Casino in Thai would be a complete cluster****, tuktuk degens, Ladyboys, busto expats, the dream
So it sounds like a winner all round I can't wait .
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:06 AM   #63012
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Is there anyone living in Chiang Mai who has a room to rent? I know I am planning far ahead but I'd like to move there in December for a few months. I am hungarian, 29, just started again poker, currently playing NL200 but has a huge drive to climb up the ladder.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:46 AM   #63013
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Unable to log into paypal, anyone else having problems??
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:34 AM   #63014
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Unable to log into paypal, anyone else having problems??


Page comes up with Access Denied, and indicated I don't have access to the paypal server.

Tried both 3bb and DTAC internet access and both don't work.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:59 AM   #63015
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No problems here with 3BB
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:55 AM   #63016
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No problems here with 3BB

3bb and dtac works, just can't logon to paypal.

just concerned about paypal being nongratus in Thailand, doesn't seem likely.......but this is Thailand and anything stupid is possible.
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:57 AM   #63017
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3bb and dtac works, just can't logon to paypal.



just concerned about paypal being nongratus in Thailand, doesn't seem likely.......but this is Thailand and anything stupid is possible.


No problems logging into PayPal on 3bb here in Chiang Mai.


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Old 06-20-2017, 07:45 PM   #63018
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OG sloot creates a RIO for gold digging sloots

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/dat...ich-white-men/
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Old 06-21-2017, 08:17 AM   #63019
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looks like it's just the home ip address for some reason. turned off my 3bb service and dtac allowed me to logon.
wierd though.
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Old 06-21-2017, 10:32 AM   #63020
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OG sloot creates a RIO for gold digging sloots

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/dat...ich-white-men/
this chick is classy af, you can't teach that, not to mention crazy ass vocals
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:51 PM   #63021
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Checking out how to sell BTC in Thailand.

- bx.in.th , can sell at about 95500THB
0.25% fees plus small amount for bank transfer

- localbitcoins : 92475

- coins.co.th 92190, havent checked fees

- bitcoin.co.th 84200 (dafuq??)

Localbitcoins and coins.co.th seems to be about the same price, which is for some reason higher than a BTC in USD (91000THB).
Bx.in.th is MUCH better and bitcoin.co.th is a scam at this point, but both sites have the same owner. Weird.

Is there a something I didn't see properly with bx.in.th pricing and operation? Seems too good to be true.
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:54 PM   #63022
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It lags a bit, I've noticed the same thing. Check again coins.co.th is 91.8k now

Brief delay in how they display their rate, maybe browser caching too
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Old 06-21-2017, 05:02 PM   #63023
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I get that it moves a bit (right now 91.6k) but my point is that it's 3k to 4k less than bx.in.th. It's quite a big difference.
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:17 AM   #63024
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Last 2 times I went through Suvarnabhumi immigration I was blocked for about like 1h both times. I don't really know why. Was I just unlucky or is there something about me ? Something I do wrong ?

It happened similarly both times. I arrive at the airport and at the immigration control counter, just before the luggages area, the person at the counter asks me a few questions. I don't remember the 1st time but the 2nd time being very fresh I remember he asked me if I talk thai ? Does it have anything to do with the fact I was on a student visa ? I answered no just a little bit... Then he asked word for word : how long you stay in Thailand ? I answered 3 years but I'm not sure. Was the question how long have you been in Thailand ? Or how long do you plan to stay in Thailand in which case i should have answered 1 month as my student visa was over and I needed a month to get all the papers and go to Laos to apply for my next student visa so I basically needed a visa on arrival.

Then he asks me to wait on the side and then someone else arrives and takes me appart in like a small office and asks me a bunch of questions...

When he asks me how have you been sustaining yourself for the last 3 years here in Thailand ? I remembered the 1st time I was in this situation I replied that my parents have money they can sponsor me which didn't seem to convince the immigration officer at all. So this time I wanted to try something new so I replied I work online naively hoping that would be enough. It wasn't of course so I tried webdesigner.
What software do you use ?
What ?
You say you design website right ? What software do you use ?
Well... Im just a beginner right now. It's just that I know a bunch of people here doing that and they started teaching me but I don't really know what softwares are best to use yet...
Yea but then it doesnt answer the question. What have you been doing for 3 years here ?
As I didn't want to dig any deeper with another lie I reverted back to the old my parents have money they sponsor me until I find a way to earn money.
Obv he sees Im full of **** so he says : open your computer and show me what you are working on at the moment.
I answer the battery died and the charger is behind border control inside my luggage.
He answers ironically how unfortunate...
It wasn't a lie and it wasn't good for me as I didnt have a phone and that computer was the only way to contact my gf so she could help me get me out of here.
But of course I was thinking what if he opens my computer and sees all the poker rooms, all the poker software, and all the poker related bookmarks on my google page how would the man react ? Could it get me in trouble ?
What if I answered straight to him I play online poker for a living how bad could it be ? Because when you think about it to them poker players are just farangs taking money from other farangs on farang websites, no thais damaged here, and then use their money in the thai economy right ?

Anyway after that he asks me if i have a shop in Thailand. I answer what ? NO ! and I think this time it sounded convincing as it is the truth.
Finally I tell him : alright come on give me back my passport and let me go back and buy a plane ticket to vietnam or cambodia whatever many cool countries in this world. If thailand dont want farangs anymore mai pen rai it doesnt have to be Thailand.
It was a stone cold bluff it has to be Thailand my life is here now.
It worked ! He gives me a pissed off look, stamps my passport and gives it back to me and tells me : ok just go now but it sounded like alright **** off now.

So questions are what are they mainly affraid of ? That I work in Thailand on a student visa which means that I work illegally right ? So then it has to happen to a lot of people because there are so many guys here on student visas for years who are playing poker for a living or are other kind of digital nomads... What should I answer then next time about what I do ?
I don't know if this detail is relevant at all or not but I had an overstay of about 10 days a while back. I have a new passport now but do they have this info on their computer anyway ?
More importantly what software do webdesigners use ?
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Old 06-22-2017, 03:50 AM   #63025
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Happened to me in January, lot of people had similar issues recently. Try to avoid overstays at all cost, and if possible leave the county 1-2months several times a year, leave gaps between your visits.

Don't leave valuables in Thailand, you might lose them if they deport you.

When you fly in, use "fast track service" (google it) to skip lines. 2000 baht with limousine transfer to your crib. Have 20k CASH on you (super important), bank statements, an onward ticket. Look wealthy, dress well. Come with a visa.
Have a thai (girl-)friend ready to answer questions by phone, a landlord is good too.

Avoid telling them ****. You have money, that's it. New passports are useful for embassies (when you apply for visas) but not so much at immigration, you are still on records.
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