The smartphones, tablets and laptops help us enjoy our favorite hobby without having a fixed base of operations. In fact, some of us enjoy gaming and betting even while on vacation, or during our business trips. Are there any issues we weren’t previously aware of? Is there a problem you’ve encountered while trying to bet on-the-go? Let’s fix that.
Betting Online Abroad
You’ve settled down in your seat. You know you’ve got several hours to kill. You might need some extra cash, or you might just be bored. This is irrelevant. You unlock the screen, intent on trying the new promotions at Betfair or some other bookmaker, and receive a rather unpleasant surprise – the betting service you always use is not available in your current country or region.
This is, by far, the most common issue people encounter. A huge number of bookies and websites refuse to do business with certain countries. “But, wait”, you may say, “I am not from this country, I’m just a tourist! There is no reason why I shouldn’t bet on a few races and matches”. We agree, and sympathize. Unfortunately, even when your account originates from your country, online betting sites take issue with certain countries, due to the country’s law, or the policy of the company brought upon by negative experiences. But don’t worry, there are several solutions for that.
Choosing a Different Bookie
It may take some getting used to, but some sacrifices have to be made in order to enjoy your favorite pastime. Your favorite bookie might get you the best odds, or the best bonuses, but they are not here right now. You can try some of the other big names.
Betfair is one of those websites that allows you to bet in over 50 countries. That is definitely handy for when you are stuck on a bus terminal, or your flight is delayed.
Ladbrokes has been around for more than a hundred years, and their online game is certainly not behind the times.
Bet365 is one of the biggest and most popular betting websites out there, so be sure to check them out and see if they can help you out.
We will try to make it clear – we don’t recommend this. Some people still wish to bet using their favorite bookies, and will not stop until they do so. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It, essentially, hides your IP, as well as your location.
To put it in simple terms, it can fool the website into thinking that you are currently in Sweden, while you are in Cuba. This practice may facilitate your gaming, but it is considered dishonest at the least.
Last, but not least, you should consider the taxes of the country you are visiting. You might think that there is no issue, it being online betting and all, but you would be surprised to what lengths some companies and governments go through to make the rules on the subject as convoluted as possible. Do your research, and plan accordingly.