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Old 07-15-2011, 11:26 PM   #106
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This is a one great thread! fmorgan - thanks for spending the time to create this thread and share so much info with us!

I think this is a perfect place to grind and to enjoy life. I am looking to move to Balneario around September, maybe even earlier. PM me if you're interested in sharing an apartment.
Where in Canada are you?? I am here in Canada atm, and will be going to Balneario, but not that soon, beginning of next year is what I'm going for.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:15 AM   #107
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Where in Canada are you?? I am here in Canada atm, and will be going to Balneario, but not that soon, beginning of next year is what I'm going for.
Well, you can always join us there Btw, your name sounds very familiar, I am sure I've played you before. Do you play on Stars?
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:08 PM   #108
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Well, you can always join us there Btw, your name sounds very familiar, I am sure I've played you before. Do you play on Stars?
What games do you play? My Stars sn is different than my name here though, but yes I play on Stars. Yes I'll join you all there for sure!
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:17 PM   #109
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What games do you play? My Stars sn is different than my name here though, but yes I play on Stars. Yes I'll join you all there for sure!
Hmm... well, if your name is nothing like your 2+2 nick, then I was thinking of someone else. I play $2K-$10K cash NL now, but I saw a similar name back when I was playing mid-stakes I belive. I sent you PM.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:47 AM   #110
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There are/were two different midstakes regs on Stars with screennames of gmoney followed by 4-5 random numbers. (One was very good and one was very bad.)
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #111
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Pm me if you are interested in getting an apartment down here for online poker. Looking into it right now, best place I've found for poker based on what I've read.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:53 AM   #112
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This is to asnwer to Cafe Noir questions and general thoughts about the logistics of poker in Brazil.

It is a grey area about the legality of poker in Brazil. Poker is allowed in private clubs, where there can be no rake. This is legal. However, every single club charges a 5% uncapped rake, which would be illegal. But everyone plays, there is no problem with that
Hey phil, nice thread!
Just want to point out that the info about the legal situation is incorrect
Poker is not illegal in Brazil. Rake has nothing to do with it.
There isn't a single instance of the word "poker" in brazilian law.

However, there's a mention to gambling, and exploring gambling is illegal (i guess thats why you mentioned rake). This law is from the fifties, when Casinos were banned in brazil.

So, the whole thing comes down to whether poker is gambling or a skill game. We all know the answer, but most feds dont. However, there are tons of reports and studies made by brazilian reputable experts, from all kind of areas (even the federal police) "proving" or cofirming that poker is a skll game,And those have been used by most clubs and tournaments to allow the operation to run 100% legally.

This is the reason there's LAPT in brazil, sponsored by the government (yes, sports minister of sao paulo made the opening speech in the last edition) . BSOP, the local series, run every month and it's also huge. Both charge rake and are legal.

There's still soke pre-conception about the activity, though. Some uneducated or uninformed people might think you're a criminal outlaw, and playing poker for a living will at the same tme make you look like a gangster to some people, while lookng interesting and glamorous to others (just like in most countries)

There have been clubs raided in the past, by uninformed policemen, but they withdrew it as soon as they saw thebstudies and legal allowance. Also, there hasnt been one for some time now.

Regarding online Poker, there's nothing. Brazlian law is still outdated in regards to online stuff, so when legislation about it comes, regulation will come along (and it's not gonna happen soon)

Cliffs: Poker is not illegal in brazil but also not regulated. Gambling (sports beting, casino) is 100% illegal, but reputable studies have been able to legally separate poker from that kind of gambling.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:28 AM   #113
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Do you know of any Portuguese Language courses there?
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:25 PM   #114
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They are located in B.C.:
http://www.erasmus.com.br/
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:33 AM   #115
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is florianopolis near greenvalley or is this one big same province? hard to imagine it by myself....
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Old 09-06-2011, 11:01 PM   #116
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It's in Camboriu, which is about 1hour driving (maybe 1h30m) from Florianopolis
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:34 PM   #117
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Just signed a lease and will be living in Floripa for the next 3 months. If anybody in the area wants to grab a beer hit me up.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:18 PM   #118
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Im officially looking for a roommate. I will be living in BC until March next year, then I will go back to São Paulo for good. Everything is ready for move in.

Contact me via skype or pm for details...
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:02 PM   #119
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Hi OP,
Thank you for this thread.
I'm french and I'd like to know if you could tell me about visas for us?
I mean can we stay like 90 days + 90 days also?
And for exemple can we stay like 90+90 days, go to Uruguay like 1week and then come back Brazil for 90+90 days?
Thank you
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:31 PM   #120
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I hear some of the live games got shut down. Any of you get caught up in it?
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