Originally Posted by MrMore
My son and ex live in Thailand and I may be joining them for a while. I mainly bet sports for a living now, and play live. I understand the live poker will be out while I'm there, but what concerns me is getting paid by my offshore sportsbooks.
So my question is, anyone betting sports in Thailand? Are you using Neteller or Moneybookers? Also, is it true that Betfair blocks Thailand? How about Pinnacle?
I would love to add Pinnacle and Betfair. I would love to use Neteller or Moneybookers. But as a US citizen, in Thailand, will I be able to? Suppose I get a Thai bank account? And, how functional is it to get paid by check or wire from offshore sportsbooks into a Thai account?
Thanks if you know. Lots of questions, too, sorry, let me try to be clear:
Can US citizens residing in Thailand open accounts at Pinnacle? At Betfair?
Can they open and use accounts at Moneybookers or Neteller?
Can they open Thai bank accounts and deposit checks or bank wires in USD from offshore books?
Lottsa questions: Ok I'll give it a shot.
Betfair: Straight up NO! Players can play on betfair here but require a VPN and an acct setup in a betfair accepted country.
Moneybookers: yes, well mostly. You can setup a moneybookers acct with a Thai adress and link it to your Thai Bank Acct. One issue is that you CANNOT deposit onto any gaming site. You can withdraw from them (pokersites at least) and then moneybook the $$ str8 into you Thai bank acct.
Thai Bank accts: Yes. Many banks give you pain but one is very easy. Kasikorn (green bank) is easy to open a THB acct with a local address.
Depositing $$ checks/wires in Thai bank acct. Yes but.... I know of success in depositing a physical FTP $ check in the Thai bank. Drawback was they said up to 1mo to clear. Many other have done wire xfers from Euro/US banks to Thai bank acct with no fuss.
I don't know exactly about bookmaking wires/checks. I assume as long as they even a bit smart about it (not sending from gamblecrazy.com or checks labeled as such) you probably would have success. It strikes me as somethign that is painful initially to establish the route but once it's established you're good to go.