By Lou Krieger and Shari Geller
In chaos, there is frequently opportunity, and from the chaotic conditions for online players caused by Black Friday, poker forum PocketFives launched a service called Poker Refugees, designed to simplify the process for online poker players who want to relocate to poker-friendly countries such as Canada, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Poker Refugees’ variety of services include one-on-one interviews with clients, guidance on how to play on sites like PokerStars and Betfair, high-speed internet with a backup connection, detailed requirements and tips for setting up a local bank account, a selection of quality properties to choose from, complimentary airport pickup, referrals to competent English-speaking professionals in whichever country is selected, and guidance on how to buy a car or get a long-term rental.
Poker Refugees is set up to do the legwork for players who don’t want to decipher government forms for visas and real estate transactions, while saving them money needed for local services. They’ll also help clients find trustworthy and capable local lawyers, accountants, and medical professionals.
Their service is designed to eliminate the learning curve associated with relocating to a new country, reducing the chances of getting scammed, moving into an unsafe neighborhood, or being left with unreliable internet. It is headed by Kristin Wilson whose expertise is in helping people seeking to retire, relocate or set up businesses in Central America. She can help answer questions about the country’s visa entry requirements, the required length of stay before renewing a visa and whether it necessary to set up foreign residency or whether you can remain a tourist.
Poker Refugees provides one point of contact for getting back online to play poker, bank account assistance, and direct access to experts with real estate and relocation experience. They currently specialize in Canada, Costa Rica, and Canada, but can also work with clients seeking to relocate to can also help poker players relocate to poker-friendly nations like Argentina, Australia, Bali, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Spain, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.
You can find more information at http://www.pocketfives.com/articles/pocketfives-launches-poker-refugees-player-relocation-service-586706/