Bringing you to your new poker home

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They don’t call it the Switzerland of Central America for nothin’… Costa Rica has been a haven for citizens of the world for decades – and for good reason. Beach or City – Costa Rica has it all. We can help you determine which destination is the best fit for maintaining your lifestyle.

Costa Rica, one of the world’s top destinations for international investment is also a natural choice for poker relocation because of poker and gaming’s long-term roots in the country, creating a familiar network of people with common interests.

Tens of thousands of foreigners have chosen Costa Rica for their current home base for reasons such as:

  • 10MB Internet in the Central Valley
  • Ideal climate
  • Welcoming international business environment
  • Optimal tax benefits
  • Friendly and attractive locals
  • Close proximity to North America
  • Leisure and entertainment options
  • Affordable services
  • Westernized culture
  • Overall high quality of life

What to Expect:

  • “Happiest Country in the World” 2 years in a row
  • Widespread English-speaking population
  • Metropolitan city with reliable infrastructure
  • Variety of restaurants, clubs and shopping
  • Two (2) International Airports
  • High volume of direct international flights
  • Some of the most beautiful beaches on Earth
  • Highway direct from Escazú, San José to the coast in < 1 hour
  • Open and legalized gaming industry


  • Central Valley & San José Suburbs
  • Central Coast Beaches: Jacó & Hermosa
  • Guanacaste Beaches: Tamarindo, Langosta, Flamingo, Coco & more

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