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superfrank
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Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:53 pm

can anyone fill me in on the situation re Betfair trading from the US (for a UK citizen and account holder)?

i'm sure it's been discussed before but i couldn't find anything on a search.

thanks in advance.

edit: also, how long can you stay in the US without a work visa or whatever?

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Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:31 pm

superfrank wrote:can anyone fill me in on the situation re Betfair trading from the US (for a UK citizen and account holder)?
I believe placing an online bet is an arrestable offence over there, under the Interstate Wire Act of 1961. See http://sportsgambling.about.com/od/spor ... tlegal.htm

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Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:38 pm

You can't anyway as Betfair have blocked all American IP's. So when you try and log into the site it gives you a restricted territory notice.

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Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:39 pm

what about when using a VPS?

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Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:48 pm

We are not allowed to tell you, you could do that :lol:

Of course using this, you would still be betting from the UK.

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Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:50 pm

thanks :lol:

edit: funny how trading financials is the national sport of the middle classes in America, yet trading or betting on sports is the crime of the century!

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Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:31 am

"Of course using this, you would still be betting from the UK.
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What does that (using a VPS) mean for an Australian resident who wants to trade in play?

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Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:53 am

You would need to be resident in the UK to do that. If you are an Aussie resident the same restriction will still apply.

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Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:04 am

Thanks Peter - just another hurdle for us Oz traders to overcome.

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