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Discussion in 'MMA Betting Discussion' started by SalvadorAllende, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. SalvadorAllende Steel Belt

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    Hey guys. A few of you must know me from this forum. I don´t post a lot but I have been active for some time here. If somebody can help me from your experience I would be really glad.

    This is my story:
    I live in Buenos Aires Argentina.
    A few years ago 2 local bookies started working here (miljugadas and spingol). I had an account in one of them with really small money and was playing for fun. From one day to another the argentinian justice decided to close both. I lost my money (which was almost nothing) and my account.

    At the time I was not able to find any bookies available in my country so I stopped gambling, until 3 or 4 months ago when I discovered that russian 1xbet.com take money from here. I made a small deposit (ARS 200 which is barely 6 dollars) and started playing for fun again.
    I almost doubled my BR in a couple of months (which is like 75% luck and 25% skill.. Im dont claim to be a great gambler or anything).
    I want to throw some more money on a bookie and start making (if it possible) a small income from gambling. I know a lot of you do it and I think it would be cool for me too.
    Thing is that 1xbet.com has a terrible reputation and I dont think Im going to get my money back anytime soon (or even later) and I cant find bookies where I can deposit money from here.

    So... I have a sister living in France and Im sure that if I wire her some money she can open an account on some european bookie and I can use it from here. Withdrawals would be no problem either... if I ever win something she can send me the money.
    The thing is that she has nothing to do with MMA or any sport really, and I would be playing from an argentinian IP.

    I could get banned for something like that right?
    I dont want to cause any problems. Also I would not be gambling a lot. My budget is around 700 dollars per month and I dont expect to make a full living of gambling (at all).


    It sucks to be in a country where casinos (and fucking bingos) have ties with the government and they block any bookie site here. For example.. last month the justice declared 169 bookies as illegal here (Paddy Power, William Hill, Bet365, Ladbrokes, etc). Damn.. even a couple of websites are blocked.


    Thank you guys.
     
  2. pytycrys Purple Belt

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    You will need a VPN.
     
  3. null Gold Belt

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    I'm not sure how many sportsbooks even allow French customers, but aside from using a VPN with a France i.p. address and having to involve your sister in using her i.d. documents and bank info to create an account for you and fund the account and collect and maybe be obligated to pay taxes and then send you your money somehow and then convert what i assume will be Euros to your local currency, you have another option.

    I would suggest purchasing some Bitcoin even if you have to convert local currency to dollars first, then play at some of the Bitcoin only sportsbooks like NitrogenSports or exchange like Fairlay that don't require i.d. or anything and then when you collect your Bitcoin immediately and easily since they pay very quickly you just need to have a way to convert Bitcoin to your local currency again or maybe convert to dollars and then your local currency if such an intermediate step is needed. That way you don't have to involve other people with the hassle of creating an account for you or collecting and sending money.
     
  4. SalvadorAllende Steel Belt

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    Thanks man. You guys are the best.

    I will definetly look up into bitcoin sites and see how can I exchange pesos to bitcoins and viceversa.

    I was checking with 1xbet and it seems pretty simple to withdraw money. I could do it now but the minimum is half of my current bankroll. Also they are legal here in Argentina. I will withdraw some money out after UFC 232 to see how it works. If everything goes right Im going to put a some more money in january and will build from that.
    For now I only intend to pay my kickboxing training with gambling by around march. It is less than 30 dollars... I dont think they are going to screw me over for that low amount of money. At least I hope so.
     
  5. Soccer Steve Purple Belt

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    With Bitcoin, be sure to budget for fees too. They will be fairly significant, especially if your starting BR will be small (i.e. less than US$1000).
     
  6. Bodybuilder Purple Belt

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    It's a technique used by a lot of guys that get limited, but a lot of bookies have caught on. One of the biggest issues is putting an account in a female's name since it triggers a flag, same goes for new accounts with old age. Depends on the book, but some bookies do a phone verification and will actually ask them questions about sports they are betting on, etc.
     

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