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Old 09-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #3601
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

awesome, ty sir.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:07 AM   #3602
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kansas has very solid ribs and baked potato.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #3603
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kansas has very solid ribs and baked potato.
Do they show American football at Kansas?
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Old 09-19-2013, 11:06 AM   #3604
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Kansas has the best ribs ive ever had in my life. And i was raised on bbq.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #3605
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wut?
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:33 PM   #3606
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i guess im the only person who keeps bumping this with ?s now lol.

easiest way to get a return buquebus or seacat ticket to Colonia or Montevideo without CC? i know you can book on their websites but i don't have a credit card :S (would like to go tomorrow or Friday if possible)
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:25 AM   #3607
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Go to one of the BUSquebus offices

Also, get the Skrill/moneybookers credit card (If you have an account that is) its very handy

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Old 10-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #3608
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yeah, just go down to Puerto Madero 30 minutes before you want to leave for Uruguay.

going to be back in BA in a few months. any hot new restaurants I need to try?
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:08 AM   #3609
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

i'm interested in checking out ba and don't know much about the place, but i'd like to start filling in some of the blanks. is there something like a faq, or a few particularly informative posts in this thread that cover basic things like cost of living, internet quality, good neighborhoods to live, sites to find a flat, etc?

failing that, would anyone currently living in ba be willing to answer a few questions for me via pm?
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:28 AM   #3610
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I am going to go play the $6000 pesos tourney in puerto madero in a couple of weeks. I live In Buenos Aires, my girlfriend works here as a teacher in an international school but im just here on a tourist visa.

If i was to win the tourney how would i collect my winnings? I dont have an Argie bank account. if they wrote a cheque in my girlfriends name and i put it in her bank would she have to pay a bunch of tax? Would the government want to know where 400k pesos came from and make us jump through a bunch of hoops? Should i just collect winnings in cash?
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:48 PM   #3611
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I don't have a clue honestly. I'd find some local poker forums and ask there.

You could get a Bank account. There was a link a few pages back that sent you to a thread on BAexpats which has instructions on how to get a bank account here.

I'm betting putting it into your gf's bank is a bad idea.

I'd call and ask the people at the casino as well.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:28 PM   #3612
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more importantly, why worry about it until you've won?
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:51 PM   #3613
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There are taxes for foreigner people! and i think its about 30%. If u win,i wouldnt worry,in the last case u can just get the money in cash.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:36 PM   #3614
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There are taxes for foreigner people! and i think its about 30%. If u win,i wouldnt worry,in the last case u can just get the money in cash.
Is there tax on cashgame too?
Also wonder if anyone know what the rake is for the different levels(5/10, 10/20 and 25/50).

Cant find it on their website http://www.maderopoker.com.ar/
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:37 PM   #3615
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I am going to go play the $6000 pesos tourney in puerto madero in a couple of weeks. I live In Buenos Aires, my girlfriend works here as a teacher in an international school but im just here on a tourist visa.

If i was to win the tourney how would i collect my winnings? I dont have an Argie bank account. if they wrote a cheque in my girlfriends name and i put it in her bank would she have to pay a bunch of tax? Would the government want to know where 400k pesos came from and make us jump through a bunch of hoops? Should i just collect winnings in cash?
Collect it. If you are not a Pro poker player you don't pay taxes on gambling wins in Argentina (you'd have to prove you are not a Pro) I guess.

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Is there tax on cashgame too?
Also wonder if anyone know what the rake is for the different levels(5/10, 10/20 and 25/50).

Cant find it on their website http://www.maderopoker.com.ar/
Now it's 5/10, 10/25 and 25/50. 5% no cap in all.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:33 AM   #3616
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I won a smaller mtt at puerto madero for 21,000 pesos, and when i signed up they made me sign a piece of paper that i recognize that they will take 31% of my winnings up front for taxes. But when i won, they paid me the full amount after some mixed communication at the cashier's cage. So be warned that they may try to collect at the cage or they may not, and the rake was absurdly high. So it sucks when you play a tourney and you pay 30% rake and 30% in taxes off the top.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #3617
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Anyone played in the 25/50 game there? Whats the max buyin? Do the games get pretty deep stacked? Are they soft?
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #3618
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I won a smaller mtt at puerto madero for 21,000 pesos, and when i signed up they made me sign a piece of paper that i recognize that they will take 31% of my winnings up front for taxes. But when i won, they paid me the full amount after some mixed communication at the cashier's cage. So be warned that they may try to collect at the cage or they may not, and the rake was absurdly high. So it sucks when you play a tourney and you pay 30% rake and 30% in taxes off the top.
Forgot to mention foreigners pay 30% tax. Rake is 15% in all Madero tourneys.

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Anyone played in the 25/50 game there? Whats the max buyin? Do the games get pretty deep stacked? Are they soft?
Min 4K pesos, no max buy in, 5% rake no max, have played 100s of hours. It used to be very soft, now it depends on the day. Some days it's a terrible game, others it is ok and a few days it's great.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:17 AM   #3619
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Forgot to mention foreigners pay 30% tax. Rake is 15% in all Madero tourneys.
Not the one I played in, buyin was 800 pesos and only 600 went into the prize pool.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #3620
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Not the one I played in, buyin was 800 pesos and only 600 went into the prize pool.
Just spoke with Madero and it's 15%. Either you looked wrong or the screen was wrong but it's 15%.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #3621
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whats up guys,

im in town and look for someone who can hook me up with some (green) bananas. i will tip generously if you get me a bomb connect

hit me up by PM, would really appreciate this.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:56 PM   #3622
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We have a Skype group chat now for everyone living in Buenos Aires. If you want to be added then add me jas0npoole.PM me for my Skype details.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:32 PM   #3623
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

So there is a group of us from the 2+2 Pokercast coming to B.A. on November 18th for a couple of nights and then coming back non the 24th for a couple of nights again. 6 or 7 Canadians/Americans in our 30s/40s speaking little to no Spanish. We will be heading to Uruguay for World Cup qualifying on 20th then LAPT in Punte Del Este for a few days.

Sapol has graciously offered to be a tour guide/concierge for us but any suggestions of things we should definitely check out during our short 3-4 days there please DM me or post in this thread. We don't have a lot of time there. We are into good food and fun times(partying) but are a bit concerned about our Spanish.

We'd love to get together with any ex-pats, locals who speak english or poker people while we're in town.

Also any tips on travelling to Argentina re:would be great.

1) things to be sure we bring
2) info on Reciprocity Fee
3) Blue Market Currency exchange
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:23 AM   #3624
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So there is a group of us from the 2+2 Pokercast coming to B.A. on November 18th for a couple of nights and then coming back non the 24th for a couple of nights again. 6 or 7 Canadians/Americans in our 30s/40s speaking little to no Spanish. We will be heading to Uruguay for World Cup qualifying on 20th then LAPT in Punte Del Este for a few days.

Sapol has graciously offered to be a tour guide/concierge for us but any suggestions of things we should definitely check out during our short 3-4 days there please DM me or post in this thread. We don't have a lot of time there. We are into good food and fun times(partying) but are a bit concerned about our Spanish.

We'd love to get together with any ex-pats, locals who speak english or poker people while we're in town.

Also any tips on travelling to Argentina re:would be great.

1) things to be sure we bring
2) info on Reciprocity Fee
3) Blue Market Currency exchange

2) I think it's something like 100-120 usd. It's mandatory. Not sure if you have to pay it again when you come back after LAPT
3) There's a street (Florida) where there are some guys standing there (we call them "arbolitos", which means little trees) selling dollars. They take you to a shop and there you do the exchange. It's safe. If not, you can ask your hotel's concierge and he will send you somewhere. You can check the blue exchange rate at http://www.ambito.com/ (right side where it says "Dolar informal")
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:07 PM   #3625
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Also any tips on travelling to Argentina re:would be great.

1) things to be sure we bring
2) info on Reciprocity Fee
3) Blue Market Currency exchange
Hi Mike,

1) Passport and USD (Canadian Money is a hassle down here.)
2) Visit this link: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca...ires/visa.aspx

Last year, I paid at the airport with cash but it seems this might have changed and you have to do it online .

3) see Sapol's response.

Thanks,
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