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Old 10-03-2007, 12:31 PM
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Usually they won't rent you an appartment unless your income is at least 3 times the rent. Now the good news is that for a third of 2500 euros, you can get a pretty decent appartment and even a small house.
About crime in France, some suburbs are subject to unrest and crime but You will be very safe if you stay away from certain very specific suburbs which you may not even have to worry about in smaller cities.
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Old 10-04-2007, 03:17 AM
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One info you may find interesting, There is a casino in Dinard that does poker and I heard a lot of players are "live", if you care for a 2 hour drive once in a while from Nantes.
There might be something closer, I tell you if I find out.
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Old 10-05-2007, 04:54 AM
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Don't worry about crimes... As it has been said, there are some specific ghettos you'll quickly avoid, cause naming them is enough to know their reputation... Then we don't have weapons in France, so i guess it's safer than in US, because you'll never be afraid of a 12 years old kid...

But GAMBLER is not a recognised profession at all... You can be a professional poker player if you declare your earnings to the state... There are some pros in France... But you will NEVER get a loan if you don't have a real job and a regular salary...
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Old 10-05-2007, 02:01 PM
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I have never played poker in france outside of Paris but I have heard that poker is awfull in the casinos outside Paris. It seems the rake is uncapped (meaning some pot get rakked 200+ euros) and you dont play more than 15 hands / hour.
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Old 10-06-2007, 09:12 AM
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The problem with the questions you asked is that no one knows the answer to any of them for sure . the only sure thing is that your banker will probably laugh in your face if you want a loan based on your poker income.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:51 AM
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One info you may find interesting, There is a casino in Dinard that does poker and I heard a lot of players are "live", if you care for a 2 hour drive once in a while from Nantes.
There might be something closer, I tell you if I find out.

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Nice coincidence as I was there two days ago...

They opened two NL 2/4 tables (on a sunday night), 100 min, 4% rake uncapped. No dress code. The poker room is closed in october, will open again in november, adding STT and MTT starting from 100. But being a pro you may not like the inevitable crapshoot structure...

Didn't play, just watched the action, looked like my online NL2/NL10. Seen a guy calling a paired/flushed board with A high where other guy obv had something. Very loose and passive players, the game looked definetly weak.

Be careful also when choosing your bank, some are tricky with Neteller and Moneybookers. I heard HSBC is fine.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:55 AM
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Be careful also when choosing your bank, some are tricky with Neteller and Moneybookers. I heard HSBC is fine.

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That wouldn't include BNPParibas would it? I want to move to a site with rakeback, but the site I play will only cash out to credit card [because I made one deposit by CB] and requests for transfer to Neteller and Moneybookers go unaswered. [img]/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:19 AM
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It's pretty random. For instance my bank seems to work with PokerStars, but no other site... Let's hope that this ridiculous situation with the EU will end soon.

I'd really advice HSBC for another reason : when you move abroad, the account transfer is free.

If you want more advice, you should go to www.clubpoker.net and ask there. Be careful, the forum is French only, you should request help from your wife...

(sorry if the link is considered as spam)
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:47 PM
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dont do it kid
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