Owner and founder, Kristin Wilson, launched sister company Poker Refugees in response to the market changes post-Poker Black Friday in 2011. Poker Refugees has relocated over 400 professional poker players and sports bettors to-date.
While Full Tilt Poker, Pokerstars, UB and AP made front page news in 2011, poker players weren’t the only people affected by Black Friday – recreational and professional sports bettors over the years have always been affected by regulation in the US: The Wire Act, UIGEA, Black Friday indictments and more.
In response to the demand and inquiries from sports bettors in the years following Black Friday, we decided to launch a specialized service just for you.
Our mission is simple – we help professional sports bettors travel and relocate to countries internationally. The reasons that bettors want to relocate are varied, but the goal remains the same – you want to bet on sports when, where and how you want.You want to be able to deposit, withdraw and exchange your funds freely. You want to enjoy your lifestyle. You want freedom to bet on sports openly, whether it’s a hobby or your career. While the inspiration for the poker relocation concept started in the United States, today our client base has expanded to include poker players and sports bettors from Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East & Asia. We work inclusively with individuals, couples and families.
WHY DO SPORTS BETTORS CHOOSE TO RELOCATE?
Some of our clients are living in a country where betting on sports is illegal or unregulated. They may be in a situation where they have problems depositing or cashing out. Others have had money stolen from illegitimate sites and want to bet on lawful and dependable sites instead. Some bettors move for tax reasons. Others relocate temporarily just to avoid the bitter cold winters in their hometowns. Whatever your reason, we can help you.
BENEFITS OF MOVING ABROAD TO BET SPORTS
*Tax consultations in your home and new country can be arranged with licensed professionals
Relocating on the Minds of Many
US gamblers find homes abroad
The unlikeliest of poker queens
Poker expats in paradise
Poker, Inc to Uncle Sam
Players turned into "refugees" by online gaming ban
Fed shutdown of online gaming
SPORTS REFUGEES: Global Relocation & Consulting Services for Professional Online Sports Bettors