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Katie “hotjenny314” Dozier Relocates to Continue Online Poker Career

Katie “hotjenny314” Dozier In our previous installment of Online Chat, we introduced you to Katie "katie75013" Stone, a member of The Grindettes — four women with unique backgrounds who play poker for a living — who relocated to Rosarito, Mexico to play online poker. Relocating to play has become a popular, albeit averse, decision, and now another Grindette, Katie “hotjenny314” Dozier, has followed in Stone's footsteps. Dozier began playing poker in 2004 while majoring in creative writing at Florida State. From there, she moved to Washington, D.C., and attended a French culinary school while working...

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I don't understand why pros are shipping off to dveloping nations in order to play. Whilst some have moved t London, I haven't heard of any moving to Australia which more than any other country loves a punt and in which internet gaming is legal. Odd.


Talented U.S. players have to leave the country to play, basically driven out by the U.S. DOJ. The rest of the world is sanely participating in this huge global industry but the DOj has decided that the deep freeze for all U.S. talent is the best policy, go figure. So U.S. citizens that want to play have to (regretfully) leave the country ... it is pretty sad

Mexico has the weather and cost of living going for it. Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal have a North American culture and modern conveniences in their favour ... also easier access to Europe & Vegas if you want to throw that in.

Australia may be a cool country ... but it is so off the beaten paths that it is less "relocating to Australia" and more "banished to Australia" considering the cost of air travel in and out of Australia. The geographic reality of Australia means it will never be in first or second place when good U.S. players are forced by the DOJ to relocate from the current online Poker Prohibition in the U.S.

"The lucky player is usually the player that knows how much to leave to chance."

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