Blackjack and Card Counting Forums - BlackjackInfo.com

  #11  
Old March 29th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Thunder Thunder is offline
Executive Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HockeXpert View Post
You are onto something. Using remote access you could access a friend's computer residing outside the US to access your "foreign" account!
Wouldn't it just be easier to tell the friend to place the picks for me? Operating a Pc through a remote connection would be quite a hassle, if the PC were to crash I just need to find a friend who lives in Canada or some remote place.
  #12  
Old March 29th, 2011, 01:44 PM
HockeXpert's Avatar
HockeXpert HockeXpert is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 410
Send a message via Yahoo to HockeXpert
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
Wouldn't it just be easier to tell the friend to place the picks for me? Operating a Pc through a remote connection would be quite a hassle, if the PC were to crash I just need to find a friend who lives in Canada or some remote place.
Sometimes I let technology get the better of me. What's your friend's vig going to be for handling your picks and who says he's going to pay you? Just food for thought.
  #13  
Old March 29th, 2011, 01:48 PM
aslan's Avatar
aslan aslan is offline
Executive Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 8,683
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
Wouldn't it just be easier to tell the friend to place the picks for me? Operating a Pc through a remote connection would be quite a hassle, if the PC were to crash I just need to find a friend who lives in Canada or some remote place.
Yup. You might need a friend at the foreign location to reboot your PC whenever it needs it. But being it's only being used for one thing, to make online bets, you should have no trouble keeping it up and running. Windsor, Canada might be ideal, since you can fly to Detroit, rent a car and be there in minutes.
  #14  
Old March 29th, 2011, 01:53 PM
moo321 moo321 is offline
Executive Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,812
Default

I knew people who did exactly this thing. Even knew a guy who set up computers for people offshore and watched them. Back when casino bonuses were worth pursuing.
  #15  
Old March 29th, 2011, 01:57 PM
Thunder Thunder is offline
Executive Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,197
Default

I don't know as I first have to find a friend to do it. (A very trustworthy one) I suppose I could agree to a lump payment each day for him/her to place the picks. As for me getting paid, I guess I'd have to have them fund the account with their own money to assure that they don't steal the initial deposit. Problem with that is getting them to agree to the investment. The whole liquidity issue concerns me as well as I've noticed a big drop with the removal of US players.
  #16  
Old March 29th, 2011, 02:02 PM
Thunder Thunder is offline
Executive Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,197
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MangoJ View Post
What about betfair ?
Doesn't accept US players
  #17  
Old March 29th, 2011, 02:06 PM
moo321 moo321 is offline
Executive Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,812
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
I don't know as I first have to find a friend to do it. (A very trustworthy one) I suppose I could agree to a lump payment each day for him/her to place the picks. As for me getting paid, I guess I'd have to have them fund the account with their own money to assure that they don't steal the initial deposit. Problem with that is getting them to agree to the investment. The whole liquidity issue concerns me as well as I've noticed a big drop with the removal of US players.
You can use gotomypc or something similar to access the computer.
  #18  
Old March 29th, 2011, 02:11 PM
darco77 darco77 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moo321 View Post
You can use gotomypc or something similar to access the computer.
Is the physical location of the box really an issue? What were to happen if a UK citizen were in the US for {whatever} and wanted to place bets via his laptop? Would he be denied?
  #19  
Old March 29th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Thunder Thunder is offline
Executive Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,197
Default

Yeah there are a million different ways I think to activate the computer remotely. However, the security of that computer while being activated is also a concern since anyone with access to that computer could potentially see my login details and such. Also should it crash or the power go out or heaven knows what, that could be problematic. I think the least expensive way and most reliable way is to get a friend or someone very trust worthy to do it.
  #20  
Old March 29th, 2011, 02:21 PM
MangoJ MangoJ is offline
Executive Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 607
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
Operating a Pc through a remote connection would be quite a hassle, if the PC were to crash
The key element for that problem is called a "watchdog". That is a piece of external hardware connected to your PC. A software on the PC sends a "keep alive" message on a regular interval to the watchdog device.
If the watchdog fails to get the keep alive message in a certain time window, it will power down the PC by hardware (i.e. cutting supply) and fire it up again.

Of course this only works for software crashes, but does not help on hardware issues (i.e. broken memory).


Edit: What you can do is: hire a server in a non-US datacenter. They are rather cheap (i.e. $50 per month), especially if the hardware is rather old (older than 1 year that is) and already payed off.
You can manage (and reboot!) the machine with independent web interfaces, and install your own software. Usually used for company websites or databank servers. Only "problem" is a static IP address.

Last edited by MangoJ; March 29th, 2011 at 02:29 PM.
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:43 PM.


Forum Software vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005-2011 Bayview Strategies LLC