Here at Poker Refugees, we’ve relocated over 550 online gaming pros, and what some people don’t know is that many of them include professional sports bettors in addition to online poker players.
In today’s blog, we will be sharing a very in-depth interview with one of our sports betting clients who relocated from Canada to Costa Rica to bet on sports.
Read on to find out Ryan’s educated insights on:
- How to get starting betting sports professionally, coming from a backgroud in financial trading
- Why it’s important to move abroad for success in your sports betting or online gaming career
- How you can bet on sports full time without physically living in Las Vegas
- How using a relocation company like Sports Refugees or Poker Refugees is massively helpful
- What he was most worried about when moving to a different country and how Poker Refugees resolved those concerns
- In what ways will the sports betting industry evolve in the future and will it help or hurt pros?
Q: Where are you from and how did your career betting sports develop?
Why is it important for sports bettors to have access to international betting sites like Pinnacle and Bet365 compared to US- or Canada-facing sites?
Would you consider betting sports to be your primary career and source of income? What is your normal schedule/day like throughout the course of the year and sports seasons? Feel free to elaborate as desired.
What was your primary motivation in moving abroad and why? What factors affected your decision to move?
It’s really very simple: I moved to Costa Rica in order have the legal standing to access the entire global market in sports betting. You just can’t do that in Canada. Costa Rica is a special kind of jurisdiction – it has created a global niche for itself in facilitating this type of work. Nobody is afraid to do business here, while other jurisdictions tend to be more conservative.
What type steps did you take in researching the move?
How did you come across the Sports Refugees relocation service?
What were your top concerns in moving by yourself and how did SportsRefugees address/resolve those concerns?
Walk us through the relocation itself in your eyes. How long was it from the time you contacted Sports Refugees and signed up through actually arriving to Costa Rica and getting set back up with the sites?
How do you like Costa Rica? Do you find it to be safe, have good infrastructure, have sufficient amenities, shopping, banking services etc?
Do you feel that the Poker Refugees relocation service was priced fairly and provided significant value for the money? Would you recommend Poker Refugees to others? Why or why not?
How was the experience working with Kristin and her local employees on the ground? What are some of the things that most stick out from this experience?
Looking forward, how do you see the future of online sports betting in the US and Canada progressing? Do you think that regulation will create future roadblocks for pro bettors or create more opportunities?