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Old 05-22-2011, 11:58 AM   #46
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Re: Balneário Camboriú (Brazil) - A great place for poker players.

solid info there fmorgen- really helpful. Any more info about the area you could elaborate on? People generally friendly there etc.- are grocery shops decent? Seems like a pretty nice area
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:38 PM   #47
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the concern with the bank account, is as an american, pokerstars requires us to have a non-US bank account in order to open our accounts to begin playing with. that's simply not possible for poker players moving without a lot of liquid capital (<150k)

for ppl like prodigalson who already has a non-US account setup in thailand, or other non-US players looking for a chill vacation spot, this is an ideal grind spot. i just didnt want a bunch of americans to think theyd be able to roll up here and grind for 6mos with no issues
Just to add to this: While you're allowed to wire money to any account you want (as long as it's not US!) once your account is in order, you need a bank account in the country you're residing to send you a bank statement to confirm your account and get your ability to withdraw back. So you don't need to actually use the bank account for regular transactions, but to change your address to "Brazil" requires a bank account.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #48
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Hahahahaha can I come?

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:42 AM   #49
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solid info there fmorgen- really helpful. Any more info about the area you could elaborate on? People generally friendly there etc.- are grocery shops decent? Seems like a pretty nice area
People are very very friendly in this town. Brazilians are already friendly in general. But I think that because this is a resort town, it makes people even more friendly than average.

Everything is very decent. About grocery, there are two big supermakerts, and many small ones. These 2 big ones, one is Wal-Mart (its actually a subsidiary of Wal-Mart called BIG), the other one is Angeloni, which is a big chain of supermarkets in the entire south region of Brazil.

Any more questions or concerns, just let me know.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:43 AM   #50
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Hahahahaha can I come?
Demorou pra vir hein Bruno!!! A hora que vc quiser, é só colar aí!!

Não sabe o que tá perdendo. Tem jogado bastante?

Abs!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:52 AM   #51
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hsbc has premier services but those are for ppl 100k+ and i honestly have no idea about how those work. theres a lengthy discussion about hsbc in hsnl which you should check out


ive been to brazil and have stayed there for an extended period of time. youre right, there are plenty of ATMs and access to money was easy. i'm a member of some brazilian forums and i'm aware that the chip buying/selling is a huge industry so getting my money off wouldnt be a concern


the concern with the bank account, is as an american, pokerstars requires us to have a non-US bank account in order to open our accounts to begin playing with. that's simply not possible for poker players moving without a lot of liquid capital (<150k)



for ppl like prodigalson who already has a non-US account setup in thailand, or other non-US players looking for a chill vacation spot, this is an ideal grind spot. i just didnt want a bunch of americans to think theyd be able to roll up here and grind for 6mos with no issues
I didnt know about these rules for Americans. I guess American players would have to get a Brazilian checking account, which seems to be a hard thing to do. So Americans are pretty much screwed with regards to pokerstars. That sucks a lot!!

How about for other sites? Fulltilt, Party Poker, other euro sites.

I think that if Americans came down here, it would be worth it for them to play these other sites that were closed before the black friday, like PP, pacific poker, etc. Also, the live games here are amazing.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:52 PM   #52
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I'm staying in florianopolis for 5 weeks. Do you know if there a bus to Balneário? I'd like to check it out. Also are there reasonable hotels in the area?
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:45 PM   #53
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I'm staying in florianopolis for 5 weeks. Do you know if there a bus to Balneário? I'd like to check it out. Also are there reasonable hotels in the area?
Yes.. there are buses from floripa do bc very often(30min i guess).. u may buy at the bus station..
about the hotels.. im sure there are reasonable hotels in bc.. but i will not recommend because im not qualified for this.
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:07 PM   #54
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http://boards.bootsnall.com/foreigne...il-t24177.html

How is this incorrect? According to this site it's pretty easy for foreigners to get a CPF.

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Old 05-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #55
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Is there decent surfing here/nearby? Like a more chill/beginner spot, looking to do a month somewhere on/near the beach later this year.
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:31 PM   #56
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http://boards.bootsnall.com/foreigne...il-t24177.html

How is this incorrect? According to this site it's pretty easy for foreigners to get a CPF.
its hard to say.. none of the links in this article works..
and, according to what i understand, u have to do an interview..
what do u have in mind to say ? came to brazil to play poker ? dont have a job or studies ?
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:06 PM   #57
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I'm staying in florianopolis for 5 weeks. Do you know if there a bus to Balneário? I'd like to check it out. Also are there reasonable hotels in the area?
Very reasonable hotels here. Look for them on submarino.com or decolar.com or just a search on google, then check on google map to see where it is located at. Av. Atlântica is the street by the beach, and Av. Brasil is the first parallel street to Atlântica. Make sure to get a hotel on one of these streets, there are a bunch of them.

When I first came here, I stayed in a 4-star, might have been 3-star (dont know the difference) and it cost me 130 reais per night. It is called Marambaia. But any hotels on either of these streets is perfectly fine.

Let me know when you come to Balneário, I can give you a city tour...
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:10 PM   #58
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Is there decent surfing here/nearby? Like a more chill/beginner spot, looking to do a month somewhere on/near the beach later this year.
I dont know what you consider decent surfing. There are surfers here and on praia brava (adjacent city just over a hill to BC, its not even a 5 min drive). But waves are small

I think you should research about the surfing on google or something, I dont know much at all about surfing...
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #59
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About the CPF for foreigners. I did some research online and it seems that for most poker players, they have to go for the Non-resident application form and not the Foreigners-in-Brazil form.

Here is a link to the Non-resident form http://www.vencer-rs.com.br/parceiro...#Naoresidentes

It is in portuguese, try putting it on google translator. If you have trouble, I can help with the translation. Does not seem a hard thing to do. Just a few simple documents.
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Old 05-23-2011, 10:21 PM   #60
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More about CPF

CPF para estrangeiros

O CPF dos estrangeiros pode ser solicitado através do Site da Receita Federal do Brasil, ou, se eles estiverem em território nacional, nas agências dos Correios, do Banco do Brasil ou da Caixa Econômica Federal.

Caso o estrangeiro ainda esteja em seu país de origem, alguns dias após preencher o formulário eletrônico no site:
http://www.receita.fazenda.gov.br/ap...geiro/fcpf.asp

ele será chamado à embaixada brasileira mais próxima para uma entrevista pessoal.


Na ocasião, o estrangeiro deverá apresentar a documentação exigida, que aparecerá listada no próprio site da receita.


Caso esteja no Brasil, o estrangeiro deve entregar o formulário de inscrição no CPF a um dos órgãos mencionados. Dentro de aproximadamente 15 dias ele receberá uma carta, em que será convidado a comparecer à Receita Federal,

Atualização de maio de 2011: Atualmente, o estrangeiro que está no Brasil deve se dirigir a uma agência dos correios e preencher um formulário eletrônico. O estrangeiro deve portar um documento em que conste o nome de sua mãe e pagar uma pequena taxa.

Depois disso, o estrangeiro poderá se dirigir à Receita Federal portando seus documentos e um comprovante de residência. Após a visita à receita, o CPF é liberado IMEDIATAMENTE.

Source: http://adlerweb.blogspot.com/2010/03...rangeiros.html
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