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    Posted: 21/February/2017 at 09:12
Hi all

I plan to visit Albufeira soon. Am I right to hear betting is illegal here?

Thanks for any information

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 09:25
Have a look at this
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/portugal/10141105/Bingo-playing-Britons-in-the-Algarve-ordered-to-pay-300-euro-fine.html
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 09:56
If you cannot bear to spend 10 days without giving money away to "Honest John" , then you should be able to bet on line if you are set up to do so - the law was relaxed a bit last year. But there are no bookies. However I understand some sites are still blocked, but which I have no idea. Probably better going on a betting forum and asking, there's bound to be someone who has been here and tried it?        
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 11:17
If you have a UK Bookmakers online account you will be blocked when you try and sign in.
However, if you have an Android tablet use TouchVPN (free and available in Google Play Store). This hides which Country you are in.
Simple to use, just install it, open it,  select United Kingdom from the list of Countries and then tap Connect.
Then use the Racing Post App to select your horses and then place your bets with your bookmaker via that Racing Post app - you are then transferred directly to your Bookmakers account.
Sign in as usual and you're done.
It works like a dream, or so I've been told Wink.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 11:32
Hi Dicey,

Have you used any other uk sites whilst in Portugal?

Thank you for your detailed post

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 11:35
Also:

Thank you algarveaddick and Jock, for your replies
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 11:53
Originally posted by Renniks Renniks wrote:

Hi Dicey,

Have you used any other uk sites whilst in Portugal?

Thank you for your detailed post

Cheers

Ren

Yes, plenty. Do you have any particular ones in mind?

Regards racing, if you install an app called Mobdro on your tablet then they live stream both Racing UK and At The Races

https://www.mobdro.com/
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 13:08
Hi, thanks for the info, betfair maybe? What's the weather like now???
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 13:13
I only use The Magic Sign (if you know what I mean) but it should work for any
Weather is great, sunny and touching 20 just now

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 18:28
Originally posted by Renniks Renniks wrote:

Hi, thanks for the info, betfair maybe? What's the weather like now???

Betfair is fine mate. All betting sites are as long as you have something that hides your IP as Dicey says.
I use tunnelbear but that ones not free so not really what you are looking for. Just make sure when you log into your preferred site that your IP address blocker is on otherwise you will have to shut down and start again......Bit of a pain shall we say when you have missed a 14/1 winner backing last minute.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 19:33
Originally posted by Algarveaddick Algarveaddick wrote:

If you cannot bear to spend 10 days without giving money away to "Honest John"       

Giving money away?
I like a bet and probably have 4 or 5 a week.
Unless i actually go racing, which i do quite frequently, i don't bet much, usually maximum of £2, or a tenner a week.
I opened a Ladbrokes account in Nov 2012 and deposited a modest £10.
So far i've not made any further deposits but i've withdrawn £250 and i've still got £47 in my account.
I don't have any other accounts andi haven't been in a bookmakers since 2011.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21/February/2017 at 20:10
Thanks to you both for all your help... I appreciate it!!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/February/2017 at 13:07
Originally posted by DICEYUK DICEYUK wrote:

Originally posted by Algarveaddick Algarveaddick wrote:

If you cannot bear to spend 10 days without giving money away to "Honest John"       

Giving money away?
I like a bet and probably have 4 or 5 a week.
Unless i actually go racing, which i do quite frequently, i don't bet much, usually maximum of £2, or a tenner a week.
I opened a Ladbrokes account in Nov 2012 and deposited a modest £10.
So far i've not made any further deposits but i've withdrawn £250 and i've still got £47 in my account.
I don't have any other accounts andi haven't been in a bookmakers since 2011.



LOL - yes right, that's what everyone does, clearly... Mugs game.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/February/2017 at 13:35
Its only a mugs game if you are a mug to start with
Plenty of people who know what they are doing make money from it
And what I said about  my account is 100% true
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22/February/2017 at 13:38
Originally posted by DICEYUK DICEYUK wrote:


Plenty of people who know what they are doing make money from it


I know - they are called Bookies...

If you are so good at it - why haven't you taken £250'000 out of your account? Wink
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