Do you like to play poker online? If you travel a lot you may have noticed that there are some countries like Thailand or China that block most poker and casino websites. There are even some US states like Washington that do not allow their citizens to play poker online.
If you already have an account at a poker room, but travel to a a country like Thailand, UAE, China that does not allow online gambling, you can bypass these restriction with the help of a Personal VPN Account. It will change your real IP Address and this will allow you play poker online.
There are also quite a few poker sites that do not accept US players, so you can use a VPN to change your U.S. IP Address (if you are in the U.S.) to an Europe IP Address. However if you are using your U.S. credit card, there is a big chance that the transaction will be declined. Still, the VPN will help if you are a non-US citizen traveling or living in the U.S. If you are a US citizen you should be very cautious when playing poker online from the US, as in some states you could be fined up to 5.000 $ if caught.
One important thing is the fact that most poker rooms would not allow another person using the same IP to sit at the same table as you. There are many rooms available, so this may not be an issue at all, but if you want to be on the safe side you may consider getting an VPN Account with a dedicated IP Address, to make sure that only you are using that particular IP.