3 Beautiful Places Abroad with High Speed Internet For Remote Workers

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A beach in Barcelona, Spain, early in the morning.
BetMGM Nov 01, 2021, 8:54 AM

Work culture is evolving, and more companies are embracing remote-working options for their employees. People can not only work from home, but even in entirely different countries. What’s more, those who enjoy online casino games can now travel, work and play their favorites wherever they go!

Here are three of the most beautiful places with high-speed internet that allow you to continue your remote work abroad, as well as being regions where online casino gaming is legal, listed in alphabetical order.

Barcelona, Spain

If you’re a digital nomad looking for a picturesque Spanish getaway where you can work (and maybe even play casino games) online, you don’t need to worry about internet speeds in Barcelona. The Fair Internet Report website states that the city has an average broadband speed of almost 75.99Mbps, ensuring you have plenty of bandwidth to make video calls and even upload large files at a reasonably quick pace. But apart from very reasonable internet access, what makes this city so appealing for remote work? 

Barcelona is quite affordable compared to other top spots, like London, Paris and Rome. The Mercer “Cost of Living” report has it ranked as much as 41% cheaper than London and 51% cheaper than New York, making it a popular choice for remote workers who want to enjoy a warmer climate.

Speaking of the weather, if there was ever a reason to choose Barcelona, it would undoubtedly be the moderate temperatures, with summer averaging 82-84°F and winter, a relatively mild 59°F. Considering this is a coastal city surrounded by beaches, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option if you like to spend your (non-working) days lazing in the sun. 

Of course, when it comes to beauty, the weather and beaches are undoubtedly a key draw, but one can also enjoy taking in the incredibly classic architecture, as seen in La Sagrada Familia and La Rambla. The local culture – not least the delicious Catalonian cuisine, with incredible dishes such as esqueixada de bacallà and fideuà – all help make Barcelona an absolutely beautiful place to work from during your remote-working adventure! 

Lisbon, Portugal

The second gambling-friendly location on our list is in a neighboring country to Spain: Portugal! According to remote-working site NomadTravelTools.com, Lisbon offers remote workers an average of 109.99Mbps for fixed-line internet access, and 35.68Mbps if you need to use a mobile connection – again ensuring you won’t need to worry too much about bandwidth while visiting the Portuguese capital. But what else is there to do in between work and playing your favorite casino table games?

Lisbon is considered one of the most friendly cities in the world, thanks to the warm, welcoming people and the very people-focused design of the city, which hasn’t forgotten its classic European roots, even though it’s made an effort to modernize. People who are looking to step back in time will enjoy the small cobbled streets, which are navigable by foot or tram, as well as the incredible architecture.

Of course, Lisbon also offers a Mediterranean climate, with extremely mild but rainy winters, and warm, sun-kissed summers, with temperatures varying between 47°F and 83°F. This again makes beach visits (yes, this is another coastal city) a possibility if you’d like to work on your tan in between meetings, or just soak up the incredible sunshine during the hottest months.

When it comes to what makes the city so beautiful, one cannot ignore the amazing nightlife, with Lisbon having a very relaxed drinking culture. If you’re looking to work hard during the day with the opportunity to party hard at night, this Portuguese city may be just what you’re looking for. Of course, further afield there is also the idyllic coastal scenery and the remarkable Pombaline-style architecture over the city’s sprawling hills, which make for great vantage points to take everything in – and don’t miss the prolific urban art that makes this city such a sight to behold!

Prague, Czech Republic

The final location on our list that not only allows you to gamble online but will also meet all your out-of-office needs – including high-speed broadband – is Prague. In this dazzling Czech city, Speedtest.net reports that you can enjoy an average speed of 50.84Mbps – more than enough to meet most people’s work needs – while also allowing you to play the very latest live dealer games.

But of course, there’s more to this city that will undoubtedly appeal to remote workers. If a warm, coastal city like the first two on our list isn’t exactly what you were looking for, you may want to consider a more refreshing, wintry experience. With Prague winters getting as cold as 32°F and their summers reaching a much warmer 75°F, hot-blooded folks are more likely to enjoy their time in this region.

Of course, just like Barcelona and Lisbon, this great city is an incredibly beautiful place to visit, with parts of the city that look as if they’re straight out of a fairytale (Prague Castle being a case in point!) With so much medieval architecture that’s survived throughout the years, the capital of the Czech Republic is not only distinctly European but also feels as though it’s a time capsule of a long-forgotten era. Be sure to check out some of its unique architectural sights, such as the Old Town Square, Powder Tower, St Nicholas Church, Municipal House and many other fantastic buildings! 

Prague is also more affordable than many of Europe’s other premium locations, which is another reason so many remote workers are drawn to this city. Add in a great range of cafes and restaurants (many of which are vegan-friendly), an abundance of coworking spaces and the ability to reach other popular European destinations due to its (reasonably) central location, and you’ll undoubtedly want to consider setting up your remote office in the “City of a Hundred Spires.”

No matter if you decide to go or stay, play online at BetMGM

This was but a small taste of the great places that gambling digital nomads can visit. But regardless of where you decide to go, when you’re done with work and it’s time to play, what better way to enjoy yourself on the internet than at your favorite online casino, BetMGM? We offer some of the best casino games that you can find online including online poker, online slots, live casino online games hosted by real dealers, and much more.

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