Originally Posted by slgalt
US players would have to move there, which isn't so easy. You can't just play from Canadian IP, you need residency. Daniel is Canadian so he can easily rent or buy a place.
I tried to play when I was in Canada and the site still knew my account was US, so I couldn't play.
If you have money to pay rent, it's just as easy for you to rent a place here in Canada as it is for Daniel. I read alot of posts in poker forums
(lately.. since BF) & am kinda surprised by some of the stuff I read. To open a bank account > show proof of address & ID. To rent a place, 'show me the money' (I'm a landlord/property mgr. in Canada, renting out apt. buildings... trust me its easy to rent a place).
I heard the Stars rep. on the 2p2 pokerpodcast mentioning stuff about US residents re-locating to play online & his main suggestion was > if you're planning on playing in WCOOP, don't just show up in Canada a couple days before it starts & expect to be able to play in it (in other words > takes a bit of time to get your address on your account changed over to a different country on Pokerstars... I don't think it takes very long though).
I'm guessing there'll be quite a few US poker players moving after the WSOP series.