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Red Lorry Yella Lol
23 Dec 15 17:33
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Just got an email - Betfair no longer available in Canada from 14 January. 
Bye bye from Bogsnorkeler who first posted in this forum in October 2000
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Report Greg_Gory December 23, 2015 5:36 PM GMT
bye Laugh
Report s.kenbo December 23, 2015 5:38 PM GMT
I'd try and get banned before the 14th then. Go out in a blaze of glory!!
Report onlooker December 23, 2015 5:47 PM GMT
I got the impression - from other similar postings - re:Spain, Germany, etc - that you could still access the Forum - and the Sportsbook (at least in Spain, anyway)... But NOT the EXCHANGE.

As the Forum is on a separate server it can be accessed via community.betfair.com - whether you can log-in, in order to post, is another matter.
Report xmoneyx December 23, 2015 6:12 PM GMT
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ lang syne!

Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pu’d the gowans fine,
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot
Sin’ auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’t in the burn
Frae morning sun till dine,
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere,
And gie’s a hand o’ thine,
And we’ll tak a right guid willie-waught
For auld lang syne!

And surely ye’ll be your pint’ stoup,
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!
Report Red Lorry Yella Lol December 23, 2015 6:31 PM GMT
Guesser will be gone too.
Report red lorry~ yellow lorry December 23, 2015 6:35 PM GMT
r u a long lost relative rlyl ?
Report Red Lorry Yella Lol December 23, 2015 6:36 PM GMT
I hope not - from what I have been told
Report ged December 23, 2015 6:49 PM GMT
Have we got us a convoy?
Report Stow_judge December 23, 2015 9:04 PM GMT
Get an account set up by a mate in a jurisdiction you can bet from. Get him to do deposits/withdrawals for you. Use a VPN to use Betfair in this account as normal, appearing to login from a jurisdiction you can bet from.
Report ElGreco101 December 23, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
You can download a programme called Hola, link below, it means you can change the location of your server to circumvent stuff like this. So if you change the location of your server from Canada to the UK then you should be able to access any UK site, like this one. Out of curiosity why is Betfair now banned in Canada? Have the new government there outlawed gambling?

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/unlimited-free-vpn-hola/gkojfkhlekighikafcpjkiklfbnlmeio?hl=bg
Report TambourineMan. December 23, 2015 10:23 PM GMT
I'm in the same position as Red and others...13 years and then gone..good job I don't rely on it for a living I guess.Befair say its purely a Business decision with no International Legality involved.
I gather the other exchanges are the same except Smarkets.
Any advice welcome where you could Bet/lay on the Horses and Soccer from here.
Report sparrow December 23, 2015 10:47 PM GMT
Betfair just want to be another 2 bob bookmaker these days.
Report Cork Langer December 23, 2015 10:49 PM GMT
not sure they would take a bet of that size sparrow...!
Report sparrow December 23, 2015 10:50 PM GMT
I've never as much as tried their Sportsbook thing, Cork.
Report Cork Langer December 23, 2015 10:53 PM GMT
You're not missing anything
Report Red Lorry Yella Lol December 23, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
the VPN proxy server thing wouldn't help me do deposits and withdrawals. My UK bank account is registered at my Canadian address.
I dont know why they are closing down Canada.  The laws haven't changed here. Many bookies eg PP, Boyles, Fred, Hills stopped doing business with Canadian punters about 6 years ago,
I will probably end up being restricted to betting on NHL, NFL and NBA through dodger booked based in the West Indies.

Oh well just think of all the extra cash I will have available to me after Jan 14. :-)
Report Shiekh Me Hand December 23, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
I'm in Canada and have not yet received anything saying that the dream is over?? When did you get it Red Lorry??
Report Red Lorry Yella Lol December 24, 2015 12:31 AM GMT
today 23 Dec.

   
Your username: bogsnorkeler. Forgot Password?



We are sorry to inform you that as of 14th January 2016, Betfair's products will no longer be available to residents of Canada.

On 14th January 2016 Canadian residents will no longer be able to place bets and Betfair shall close it's website. All outstanding Sportsbook bets will be cancelled, you will no longer be able to place new exchange bets and all gaming products will be blocked. Please note that all outstanding Exchange bets will remain in place until 14th January 2016, so please ensure you manage any positions you have open in advance of this date.

Please also ensure you withdraw any funds you have in advance of 14th January 2016. You will only be able to withdraw any winnings, or leftover funds after 14th January by contacting our helpdesk.

Thanks,
Betfair
Report dukeofpuke December 24, 2015 12:59 AM GMT
have a word with matchbook
Report Red Lorry Yella Lol December 24, 2015 1:20 AM GMT
thanks duke but I forgot to say until now I have  bet mainly on UK gee gees having lived there most of my life.
Report Shiekh Me Hand December 24, 2015 5:05 AM GMT
I'm wondering whether it is due to the fact that I originally opened my account when a resident of the U.K??

I would hope that they send me an email sharpish if I am wrong, would be gutted as I have a number of tasty ante post cheltenham bets going which would be kaiboshed by the looks of the email that they have sent you Red Lorry!
Report Red Lorry Yella Lol December 24, 2015 6:35 AM GMT
I opened mine in the UK too.  Only lived in the New World since 2004
Report Sergeant Cecil December 24, 2015 10:25 AM GMT
Can't you deposit and withdraw with Paypal?  And use a proxy as mentioned.
Report nc December 25, 2015 4:54 AM GMT
& I thought we were supposed to be becoming more GLOBAL. This move is the opposite ¬
Report YOMOMMA December 25, 2015 9:34 AM GMT
It's because paddy powerless don't allow canadian customers and they now own betunfair.
Report equine flew December 25, 2015 9:47 AM GMT
For various legal or commercial reasons, we do not permit accounts to be opened by, or used from, customers based in certain jurisdictions, including the United States of America and its territories and the countries listed below. This list of jurisdictions may be changed by us from time to time with or without notice. You agree that you shall not open an account, nor attempt to use your account, if you are based in any of these jurisdictions.


Afghanistan
Algeria
American Samoa
Angola
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Congo (Republic of the)
Cuba
Cyprus
Denmark
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories
Germany
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guyana
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Korea, North
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Latvia
Libya
Lithuania
Macau
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Myanmar
Netherlands
New Caledonia
Nigeria
Norfolk Island
Northern Mariana Islands
Pakistan
Palestinian Territories
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Republic of South Sudan
Reunion
Romania
Russia
Saint Barthelemy
Saint Martin
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sudan
Syria
Taiwan
Tanzania
Timor-Leste (Democratic Republic of)
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United States
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Vatican City State (Holy See)
Virgin Islands (US)
Wallis And Futuna Islands
Yemen

Paddy Power reserves the right to close any accounts within these jurisdictions and void bets. If for any reason your account indicates that it is operating from any of the above countries and in fact you are not located within this jurisdiction, please contact our Customer Support Team who can explain the process of re-activation.
Report Red Lorry Yella Lol December 25, 2015 5:49 PM GMT
wow thats quite a list of countries
Come to think of it PP was the first bookie to close my account when I moved to Canada.

Anyway Happy Christmas you bunch off scoundrels
Report Shiekh Me Hand December 29, 2015 9:51 PM GMT
I still have yet to receive my "farewell notification!!" those scoundrels!
Report KipperRSA December 29, 2015 10:54 PM GMT
Byeee, many left from the '00 club?
Report Darlo Bantam December 29, 2015 11:31 PM GMT

Dec 25, 2015 -- 9:47AM, equine flew wrote:


For various legal or commercial reasons, we do not permit accounts to be opened by, or used from, customers based in certain jurisdictions, including the United States of America and its territories and the countries listed below. This list of jurisdictions may be changed by us from time to time with or without notice. You agree that you shall not open an account, nor attempt to use your account, if you are based in any of these jurisdictions.AfghanistanAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAngolaArubaAustraliaAustriaBahamasBahrainBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazilBulgariaCanadaChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsCongo (Republic of the)CubaCyprusDenmarkFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGermanyGuadeloupeGuamGuyanaHong KongHungaryIranIraqIsraelItalyKorea, NorthLao People's Democratic RepublicLatviaLibyaLithuaniaMacauMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMayotteMexicoMicronesiaMyanmarNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNigeriaNorfolk IslandNorthern Mariana IslandsPakistanPalestinian TerritoriesPanamaPapua New GuineaPhilippinesPortugalPuerto RicoRepublic of South SudanReunionRomaniaRussiaSaint BarthelemySaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonSingaporeSouth AfricaSpainSudanSyriaTaiwanTanzaniaTimor-Leste (Democratic Republic of)TunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanUgandaUnited StatesUnited States Minor Outlying IslandsVatican City State (Holy See)Virgin Islands (US)Wallis And Futuna IslandsYemenPaddy Power reserves the right to close any accounts within these jurisdictions and void bets. If for any reason your account indicates that it is operating from any of the above countries and in fact you are not located within this jurisdiction, please contact our Customer Support Team who can explain the process of re-activation.


Brazil? Really? Betfair's second biggest customer according to Alexa.

Report the bairn December 30, 2015 12:13 AM GMT
maybe the B-DQ boys will accommodate you, in some of these countries. cheers.
Report bigmart December 30, 2015 7:14 AM GMT
get on forum from spain ok
Report sageform December 30, 2015 8:09 AM GMT
Will that affect UK clients who are on holiday with the same device that they use at home?
Report Llamedos December 30, 2015 10:17 AM GMT
That list can't be right, for one it's got Australia on it
Report Shiekh Me Hand January 12, 2016 1:11 AM GMT
Still not received any form of notification from Betfair about this "Closure" and if O.P is correct the closure will be happening in less than 2 days!?

Thoughts?
Report timeless January 12, 2016 11:01 AM GMT
See you Guesser,

Delta sends his regards and wishes you the best of luck Grin
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