Poker Refugees is the world's first poker relocation company specifically for online poker players and gaming professionals. While the motivation for founding the concept came from the desire to help thousands of American online poker pros who lost their jobs post-Black Friday, the company now assists players from all over the world.
Launched in August 2011, Poker Refugees allied with PocketFives to bring this needed service to the public. Less than 2 years later, the company has already helped more than 250 online poker players and sports bettors move to destinations such as:
- Costa Rica
- And more: Thailand; Bahamas; UK; New Zealand; Macau; Budapest, Hungary; others
Poker Refugees has helped players of all games and stakes, including backed players and those trying poker as an online career for the first time, through well-known players such as tournament pros Matt Stout (Allinat420), Chris Hunichen (BigHuni) and Shannon Shorr, Pokerstars online pro Grayson Physioc (Spacegravy), Mazin Khoury (msauce on 2+2 and Twitter), 2012 WSOP Bracelet winner Will Jaffe and even poker coaches and backers.
Poker Refugees helps players save time, money and get set up quickly in new countries. The company offers services such as:
- Finding a rental property
- Setting up reliable internet connections
- Info on how to open a bank account in various countries
- Helping with documentation for poker sites & e-wallets
- Getting VIP status on Neteller & Skrill Moneybookers
- Budgeting your move
- Finding poker roommates
- Access to translators, accountants and attorneys
- Concierge services
- Maid services
- Private drivers & English-speaking taxis
- Info on tourist visas
- Introduction to the local poker community
- Orientation guides and documents on How-to do everything
- Customs services: almost anything you need to relocate to a new country for poker
Learn more about our global team here: http://pokerrefugees.com/meet
Read buzz and testimonials from poker players who have moved abroad here: http://pokerrefugees.com/buzz
Watch videos about online poker players who have moved to play online poker on our YouTube page.
See photos and updates about poker refugees, poker relocation destinations, Pokerstars news, promotions from Neteller and Skrill Moneybookers and follow our players' progress in online tournaments such as WCOOP, SCOOP and live events such as the World Series of Poker (WSOP), Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and European Poker Tour (EPT) on our Facebook and Twitter pages.