Dutch citizen - can I play on pokerstars in a different country?

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Hi everyone,
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I am wondering if it is possible as a Dutch (netherlands where PS is banned for now, not germany:)) player to play on pokerstars if I move to lets say Malta or Cyprus for a month or more.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Hi everyone,

I am wondering if it is possible as a Dutch (Netherlands where PS is banned for now, not Germany:)) player to play on Pokerstars if I move to lets say Malta or Cyprus for a month or more. Do I need proof of residence or anything else?
Does anyone have any info or experience on this topic? I have been Googling my @ss off and cant find a definite answer anywhere.
Also for some reason I can not get in touch with the Pokerstars help centre, so I hope someone can help me.

Thanks in advance!
 
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Hi there! 🙂
First contact PS c. support and explain everything, that you're going to stay there for some period of time and you want to play from Malta & Cyprus...(If they don't have gambling regulations with their country with PS)
95% you can! 😉
 
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Hi everyone,
first time here on cardschat.
I am wondering if it is possible as a Dutch (Netherlands where PS is banned for now, not Germany:)) player to play on Pokerstars if I move to lets say Malta or Cyprus for a month or more.

Thanks in advance!
yes you can, for the most part.
It's possible in a country which shares the same playerpool like you.
 
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Hi everyone,

I am wondering if it is possible as a Dutch (Netherlands where PS is banned for now, not Germany:)) player to play on Pokerstars if I move to lets say Malta or Cyprus for a month or more. Do I need proof of residence or anything else?
Does anyone have any info or experience on this topic? I have been Googling my @ss off and cant find a definite answer anywhere.
Also for some reason I can not get in touch with the Pokerstars help centre, so I hope someone can help me.

Thanks in advance!
I don't really know about this, but I think as a minimum you would need proof of residence, and a bank card/credit card potentially registered at the same address.

Where can you play as a dutch person by the way?
 
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Yes since you're from the Netherlands you aren't in the global playerpool of PS , hence why you won't be able to use it in a country which belongs in a different playerpool.

... you're EU citizen too so ofc won't be hard to move within her borders.
But yes you need a registered residence in your chosen destination and let PS change your account.

Hi everyone,

I am wondering if it is possible as a Dutch (Netherlands where PS is banned for now, not Germany:)) player to play on Pokerstars if I move to lets say Malta or Cyprus for a month or more. Do I need proof of residence or anything else?
Does anyone have any info or experience on this topic? I have been Googling my @ss off and cant find a definite answer anywhere.
Also for some reason I can not get in touch with the Pokerstars help centre, so I hope someone can help me.

Thanks in advance!
 
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I think PokerStars will leave it up to you to decide for yourself whether you want to play poker on their room or not. It was your government that banned the official presence of PokerStars on its territory. However, this all happens on the Internet, and if you really want to play, then you will try to register with your details. The main problem will be withdrawing the winnings to your bank cards, and here we will need to find out for sure whether your Dutch banks are blocking transactions related to PokerStars or whether it is worth getting bank cards in neighboring EU countries. And you can play anywhere, anywhere in the world, just if questions arise for you to confirm your identity, you should always be prepared for this.
 
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Yes you will need proof of residence in another country like electricity bills from a rented apartment. So its not really realistic for a 4 week vacation. Some US pros have vacation homes in mexico or canada and play from there.
 
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I have a friend from The Netherlands who lives in the UK now and plays there, .... also know someone from the UK who goes to france every summer and plays there... I think you should email Pokerstars and get the correct info for them.👍
 
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Hi there! 🙂
First contact PS c. support and explain everything, that you're going to stay there for some period of time and you want to play from Malta & Cyprus...(If they don't have gambling regulations with their country with PS)
95% you can! 😉
Thank you for replying, I contacted them twice over the last 2 weeks but have still to recieve an answer. I'm not very hopeful they will give me any answers at all, so thats why I am trying my luck here :)
 
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I have a friend from The Netherlands who lives in the UK now and plays there, .... also know someone from the UK who goes to France every summer and plays there... I think you should email Pokerstars and get the correct info for them.👍
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Yes since you're from the Netherlands you aren't in the global playerpool of PS , hence why you won't be able to use it in a country which belongs in a different playerpool.

... you're EU citizen too so ofc won't be hard to move within her borders.
But yes you need a registered residence in your chosen destination and let PS change your account.
So I will need to permanently move for that to be possible?
 
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Yes you will need proof of residence in another country like electricity bills from a rented apartment. So its not really realistic for a 4 week vacation. Some US pros have vacation homes in Mexico or Canada and play from there.
I am not yet in the position to buy a vacation home, so looking for alternatives in the meantime ;)
 
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I think PokerStars will leave it up to you to decide for yourself whether you want to play poker on their room or not. It was your government that banned the official presence of PokerStars on its territory. However, this all happens on the Internet, and if you really want to play, then you will try to register with your details. The main problem will be withdrawing the winnings to your bank cards, and here we will need to find out for sure whether your Dutch banks are blocking transactions related to PokerStars or whether it is worth getting bank cards in neighboring EU countries. And you can play anywhere, anywhere in the world, just if questions arise for you to confirm your identity, you should always be prepared for this.
Yeah that is one of the things that i read, that depositing might not be an issue but withdrawal is. Was just hoping they would be a little more transparant or at least reply to my emails. I had a Pokerstars account for about 10 years, so also dont really want to just go and make a new account with my details, get flagged and banned.
 
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I don't really know about this, but I think as a minimum you would need proof of residence, and a bank card/credit card potentially registered at the same address.

Where can you play as a dutch person by the way?
You mean on which sites? Some Dutch sites as unibet and Holland Casino and GGpoker as the only big site. The thing is GG banned me mid tournament without any explanation and I'm still waiting on their response as well after 1,5 week -.-
 
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yes you can, for the most part.
It's possible in a country which shares the same playerpool like you.
Well right now Pokerstars is banned in the Netherlands so Im guessing there is no playerpool here?
 
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Thank you for replying, I contacted them twice over the last 2 weeks but have still to recieve an answer. I'm not very hopeful they will give me any answers at all, so thats why I am trying my luck here :)
Your welcome, I'm here to help! 😉

You don't want to risk to be banned from PS because of playing in some other countries from your account - try every option you have to contact them - strange that they are didn't answer for 2 weeks...mail?
 
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Well right now Pokerstars is banned in the Netherlands so Im guessing there is no playerpool here?
Didn't know that. Yes then you can play everywhere you want where PS is providing services.. with registered residence .
Avoid countries like Spain , Italy , France...they aren't in the global playerpool.

Many Pros live in Vienna , austria 🤷🏼‍♂️
We don't tax players for winnings
 
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I am not yet in the position to buy a vacation home, so looking for alternatives in the meantime ;)
Then maybe just wait, until PokerStars come back to the dutch market. As I understand it, they got a "sit-out" penalty for having operated without a license, but that should expire soon, if it has not done so already. And then they are most likely going to apply for a dutch license. And in the meantime there are other sites like GG Poker, you can play on.
 
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Your welcome, I'm here to help! 😉

You don't want to risk to be banned from PS because of playing in some other countries from your account - try every option you have to contact them - strange that they are didn't answer for 2 weeks...mail?
Yeah that is exactly the issue. I want to move forward but all of the ways to contact support have been without any results
 
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Then maybe just wait, until PokerStars come back to the dutch market. As I understand it, they got a "sit-out" penalty for having operated without a license, but that should expire soon, if it has not done so already. And then they are most likely going to apply for a dutch license. And in the meantime there are other sites like GG Poker, you can play on.
That is not really an option, the ban they had expired 1,5 /2 years ago, from what I've read is that PS got denied twice and dont feel the need to get it done.
Probably since a lot of Dutch players relocated by now to other sites. GG was the site where I played, but I have been banned after regging tournaments about 2 weeks ago without any explanation and still waiting on a reply as to why that happened. Because of that GG is for now not an option, I have read multiple stories of people who got banned for no apparent reason and are still waiting for an explanation. So I'm not really hopeful that it will get resolved. I can play on local Dutch sites but it is far from the thing I am used to
 
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That is not really an option, the ban they had expired 1,5 /2 years ago, from what I've read is that PS got denied twice and dont feel the need to get it done.
Probably since a lot of Dutch players relocated by now to other sites.
Ok in that case its probably not worth waiting for.
GG was the site where I played, but I have been banned after regging tournaments about 2 weeks ago without any explanation and still waiting on a reply as to why that happened. Because of that GG is for now not an option, I have read multiple stories of people who got banned for no apparent reason and are still waiting for an explanation.
That sucks. Hope it will soon be resolved.
So I'm not really hopeful that it will get resolved. I can play on local Dutch sites but it is far from the thing I am used to
There are unregulated sites as well, but it seems like, ACR (WPN) dont accept dutch players. So thats likely not an option either.
 
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Ok in that case its probably not worth waiting for.

That sucks. Hope it will soon be resolved.

There are unregulated sites as well, but it seems like, ACR (WPN) dont accept dutch players. So thats likely not an option either.
Yeah, but i dont really want to play on the unregulated sites since that could also bite me in the @ss :)
 
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Hi, yes of course you can, you must have the right documents so they can verify your account
 
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