Bringing you to your new poker home

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About Poker Refugees

Thinking about relocating but feeling overwhelmed or not sure where to start? Tired of reading forums for hours on end, only to end up even more confused? Moving to a foreign country is a complex undertaking by definition, but that’s where we come in. We save our clients time and money and make the entire experience enjoyable rather than stressful. Poker Refugees has relocated over 500 poker players and sports bettors to more than 25 countries, and we can help you too. Spend your time playing poker instead of worrying about logistics.

Poker Refugees was originally founded in response to the thousands of online poker players in the US who lost their jobs and sources of income to Black Friday, but quickly grew to include services for players from any country who want to move for a variety of reasons. We offer customized solutions for anyone looking to temporarily or indefinitely relocate overseas.

No matter where you’re from or where you want to go, we can probably help.

Everyone on the Poker Refugees team is multilingual and most of us are long-term "digital nomads” with combined decades of experience traveling and living around the world. We know what you're going through, what to expect and we're here to make your relocation easy for you so you can focus on what you do best. Founder, Kristin Wilson, has been living and working abroad, helping other expats do the same for over 10 years.

Each destination we serve has been specifically chosen according to your needs as an online poker player. Collaborating relocation partners worldwide have been carefully selected by Kristin and the Poker Refugees team for their experience, reliability, professionalism, and understanding of your expectations while living abroad. Contact us to discuss your own relocation plans!

What's Included

Before the Move:

  • One-on-One Phone Call
  • Personal consultation on the ideal location for your move abroad
  • Access to our team and relocation specialists to answer your questions
  • Representation of your wants and needs in searching for and selecting a rental property in your ideal location
  • Preview and selection of potential properties to rent or buy
  • Prep List & FAQs related to your destination
  • Info on moving pets or coordinating families with children
  • Advice on preparation, packing and transporting your monitors and equipment
  • Log-in to your own individual, online Poker Refugees Account with a calendar to track activity and view important info related to your relocation

On the Ground:

  • Complimentary private, secure transportation from the airport to your local destination
  • Preferential or discounted rates at a Poker Refugee-approved hotel during the initial days of your arrival, if needed
  • Relocation in a fully furnished luxury apartment or home of your choice
  • Tour of pre-selected properties
  • Info on fulfilling requirements to play on various poker sites
  • Connection with the local network of Poker Players
  • Tips on getting settled in your new home
  • Continuous communication and assistance from Poker Refugees

Getting to Work:

  • Assistance in setting up a high speed and back up internet connection
  • Info on how to open a local bank account (may require additional costs in some countries)
  • Access to accountants, tax specialists and English-speaking attorneys
  • Local home phone and/or cell phone and plan
  • Detailed instructions on how to reactivate your poker accounts
  • Administrative support: Scanning and sending documents
  • Help with different methods of putting money online: transfers, Moneybookers, etc.

VIP Services & Lifestyle:

  • Orientation Package with vital local information to help your transition
  • Info on the best restaurants, clubs, shopping and entertainment in your area
  • Poker Refugees events, parties and regular newsletter with important info
  • Private tours, shopping trips and transportation available at additional cost
  • Organization of Maid Services, Concierge or Private Chef upon request

We understand your needs and lifestyle. Contact Us for a comprehensive relocation package with a smooth transition so you can get back to work as soon as possible. A la carte services also offered.

Our Features

  • One-on-One Interview
  • Getting Set Up with Poker Sites
  • High Speed + Backup Internet
  • Detailed Requirements and Tips to Set Up a Local Bank Account
  • One-on-One Interview
  • Preliminary Property Selection
  • Complimentary Airport Pickup
  • Referrals to English-Speaking Professionals
  • Guidance on how to buy a reliable car or negotiating long-term rental rates