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WSOP 2020 Online - Travel FAQ

By Shane C
Published in Online Poker
July 11, 2020
3 min read

WSOP 2020 Online - Travel FAQ

Can I travel from my ineligible country to another country to play in the WSOP at Natural8?

Yes, you most certainly can! As long as you are in a non-restricted jurisdiction while actually participating, then you’re good. For example, whether it’s a trip from the USA to Mexico or Canada — or to a valid European country from a restricted one, you will be able to play in the WSOP at Natural8.

I’m a US citizen and I’m considering going to Canada/Mexico to play in the WSOP. As a US citizen, can I play in Canada/Mexico as a visitor without a permanent address?

Yes! This is a specific combination that we’d like to call out and clarify that it’s acceptable. Don’t worry, you’re more than welcome to join the party.

What do I need to do, or to submit, to be able to play in this situation?

We will ask you to provide proof of presence in the accepted countries and a passport. We know that many players will have unique situations, and we will work with you to find the best way to prove your presence in the accepted country.

What are some examples of proof of presence?

Essentially, it’s evidence that you can provide which shows that you are in the stated region. Here is an example. A passport stamp with date from the custom (Passport should show front page and the stamp page simultaneously). We may request for further documents to check your location and your temporary residency.

How do I submit these documents?

You can upload them directly in the Natural8 app via the cashier, or email them as attachments to verification@natural8.com

Is my money safe at Natural8 if I’m a US citizen?

Of course! We may require some documents for verification purposes, but, we can assure you that your funds will not be seized if you are participating legally.

If I win a bracelet, will you ship it to the USA even though I can’t legally play from there?

If you participated in the Events in the legitimate country and went back to your home country after playing, we will arrange your delivery to the address that you provide.

What are the tax implications if I win money outside my country?

The onus for tax payment is on the individual in that case. Please check up on your national rules on taxable incomes.

I am traveling from the USA. What payment methods will be available?

Bitcoin will be available, while other solutions are currently under review and in progress. You can also try the local deposit options available in the relevant country.

If I win a significant event during the period then return to a blocked jurisdiction, how will I withdraw my funds? Will Natural8 ensure I am eligible to receive cash and prizes won while based in an eligible region?

Yes. Natural8’s cashiers will work directly with individuals to find the best options for cashing out large winnings.

Can I create my account in advance, or should I wait until I am situated in an eligible region?

No. You should not create a Natural8 account from a blocked country. Wait until you are in a non-blocked jurisdiction.

Aside from WSOP events, will my nationality prevent participation at other games types? Are there any games that I cannot play?

No. Once you’re physically in an eligible country, you have access to Natural8’s full offering, including all cash games and tournaments.

I want three bullets in the main like Daniel said, why can I only deposit $5k per day?

Should you need higher limits, please go to the cashier and click “Increase Limit” in the Responsible Gaming setting. You will shortly receive a form to complete to increase your limit. We recommend you to increase your limit in advance, as it can take longer if there are many requests simultaneously.

I need to raise my deposit limits ahead of playing in WSOP events; what should I do?

Please KYC verify your account via the Natural8 cashier. The act of KYC verification will increase a user’s deposit limits to $20k per month, so make sure to verify your account as soon as possible.

If you need even higher limits specifically for the WSOP, just contact us at support@natural8.com and ask.

For very large increases, further due diligence may be required before limits are increased.

I have never used Bitcoin, why can’t I deposit via Debit/credit card?

Alternative payment options are currently being reviewed for addition for just this situation. Please understand that this is not an internal decline. Rather, the validity of your card depends on the issuing country. Unfortunately, some regions do not support online gaming transactions via card.

Related: WSOP General FAQ

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