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05-08-2022 , 12:23 PM
Likely this is a stupid question, but bear with me as I have a severe case of old and the last time I was in Thailand was about 15 years before the first iphone was released. Sooo...I play poker in the US on my ipad and iPhone using one of the poker apps. I transfer funds with zelle, cash app or venmo. Those cash sites say that their services arent available overseas. But does that refer to using Thai bank accounts? Could I open the venmo app, for example, on my ipad and use it as it's set up withUS bank accounts? For that matter, do US based poker apps work in Thailand? Or is there something about connecting to the internet from Thailand that would trigger a block or something?

So basically my question is if I am in Thailand can I just connect to the internet and all my US banking websites and poker app stuff works like I am in the US or is it affected by being in Thailand?

Thanks.
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05-09-2022 , 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by browser2920
Likely this is a stupid question, but bear with me as I have a severe case of old and the last time I was in Thailand was about 15 years before the first iphone was released. Sooo...I play poker in the US on my ipad and iPhone using one of the poker apps. I transfer funds with zelle, cash app or venmo. Those cash sites say that their services arent available overseas. But does that refer to using Thai bank accounts? Could I open the venmo app, for example, on my ipad and use it as it's set up withUS bank accounts? For that matter, do US based poker apps work in Thailand? Or is there something about connecting to the internet from Thailand that would trigger a block or something?

So basically my question is if I am in Thailand can I just connect to the internet and all my US banking websites and poker app stuff works like I am in the US or is it affected by being in Thailand?

Thanks.
I think you should be fine unless one of the apps or banks is specifically restricted in Thailand. Maybe someone on here that uses said apps can confirm, if not you can clear any doubt by calling your bank there and explaining them your situation and emailing the apps or asking your agent if you have one.
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05-10-2022 , 03:01 PM
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Great to know, ty. I have BKK Bank but I was planning on opening an account in another bank when I get back in a couple months. Was looking into one that would give me a debit card with my name on it since I couldn't book any hotel in the US with my BKK Bank Mastercard debit because it didn't have my name imprinted on it. Does KBank have a card like this? or does anyone know a bank that does?
You can ask BKK Bank for a card with your name on it. I had this problem and they asked me if i would like to order a card. Of course i said yes and it took a week to arrive (got a receipt and had to return to branch to collect). I have now done this twice now, each time after the card expired.
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05-13-2022 , 01:42 PM
Venmo app will only work with VPN from outside the states.
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05-15-2022 , 08:07 AM
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If your 888 account is Thai you can use Kbank for deposit/withdraw
can i get proof of address from kbank? i have an account but when i applied pretty sure they didn't even ask for my addy. if not, what's the easiest way to get proof of residence for a site like natural 8/gg? im travelling around asia and living out of airbnb's so i'm assuming a utility bill is out of the question. also had no idea you can connect your kbank account to 888. tyty.
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05-15-2022 , 10:50 AM
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can i get proof of address from kbank? i have an account but when i applied pretty sure they didn't even ask for my addy. if not, what's the easiest way to get proof of residence for a site like natural 8/gg? im travelling around asia and living out of airbnb's so i'm assuming a utility bill is out of the question. also had no idea you can connect your kbank account to 888. tyty.
There's a way to get a KBank statement with your addy in the file from their app in .pdf format, not entirely sure how but I know is possible as my gf did it a couple times as she needed one for applying to a visa.

If you dont remember if you gave them an addy when registering an account you can go to a branch (ideally the one where you opened your account) with your passport and request to add that information into the system, that's what I did with Bangkok Bank just to be able to get an statement for some KYC stuff like the one you want to do.
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05-17-2022 , 05:40 AM
Hi all . Just joined this forum after finding it via Google. I've been searching for a friendly NLHE game in BKK to play while I'm here this week. The only one I've found so far is Gutshot Bangkok, but I have no idea how legit it is.

Can anyone point me in the right direction of any games happening at the moment? I'm used to playing a lot of home games in Australia, US, Japan and Singapore, but never played one here in BKK where I spend a lot of my time.

Anything up around 50/100 THB. I enjoy both NLHE and PLO.

Sorry if this is the wrong thread for the question too...

Also, happy to help anyone with other info about BKK. I've been staying here on and off for 18 years.
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05-17-2022 , 06:04 AM
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So basically my question is if I am in Thailand can I just connect to the internet and all my US banking websites and poker app stuff works like I am in the US or is it affected by being in Thailand?

Thanks.
Should be fine. You might need to use a VPN for some sites and apps, but just download Express VPN or similar and you'll be good to go. I generally use a VPN for most of my travelling anyway.
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05-17-2022 , 06:22 AM
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can i get proof of address from kbank? i have an account but when i applied pretty sure they didn't even ask for my addy. if not, what's the easiest way to get proof of residence for a site like natural 8/gg? im travelling around asia and living out of airbnb's so i'm assuming a utility bill is out of the question. also had no idea you can connect your kbank account to 888. tyty.
Sign up for a postpaid mobile phone account and give one of the Airbnb addresses as your address. I used my ex GF's address and it worked fine.. now I have an 888 account that I can use when I'm in Australia.
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05-17-2022 , 04:56 PM
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Hi all . Just joined this forum after finding it via Google. I've been searching for a friendly NLHE game in BKK to play while I'm here this week. The only one I've found so far is Gutshot Bangkok, but I have no idea how legit it is.

Can anyone point me in the right direction of any games happening at the moment? I'm used to playing a lot of home games in Australia, US, Japan and Singapore, but never played one here in BKK where I spend a lot of my time.

Anything up around 50/100 THB. I enjoy both NLHE and PLO.

Sorry if this is the wrong thread for the question too...

Also, happy to help anyone with other info about BKK. I've been staying here on and off for 18 years.
Gutshot, I was there only once in March, but it appeared legit. They had one table 50/100 NL from like 5pm (buyin 5k-50k) and later on a very high stakes PLO, 1k/2k or something like that don't remember. I only played the low stakes one. All fine, nice peeps, free food, but the game was not the greatest, mostly a mix of ok players and nits, one guy was actually really good. Mix of locals, chinese and westerners. According to the info they sent, it didn't run everyday but most days, at least that was the status in March/April when I was there. Made me do an RAT before entering.
Not the greatest for making money, but for a friendly game it's prolly exactly what you are looking for, just contact the guy on LINE, the info was on FB IIRC. There are other games in town prolly, but I was there only three weeks and between some remote work, exploring the town and nightlife couldn't get much poker in. I really liked it though, I totally underestimated that city before. Maybe back sometime in the summer, perhaps can meet up for a beer or something.
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Gutshot, I was there only once in March, but it appeared legit. They had one table 50/100 NL from like 5pm (buyin 5k-50k) and later on a very high stakes PLO, 1k/2k or something like that don't remember. I only played the low stakes one. All fine, nice peeps, free food, but the game was not the greatest, mostly a mix of ok players and nits, one guy was actually really good. Mix of locals, chinese and westerners. According to the info they sent, it didn't run everyday but most days, at least that was the status in March/April when I was there. Made me do an RAT before entering.
Not the greatest for making money, but for a friendly game it's prolly exactly what you are looking for, just contact the guy on LINE, the info was on FB IIRC. There are other games in town prolly, but I was there only three weeks and between some remote work, exploring the town and nightlife couldn't get much poker in. I really liked it though, I totally underestimated that city before. Maybe back sometime in the summer, perhaps can meet up for a beer or something.
Thanks for the info. I'll definitely check out Gutshot. Let me know when you're back in town, we can grab a beer.
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