August 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report
Online poker typically hits a bottom in terms of traffic around mid-summer. This helped poker sites that accept US players process payments at respectable speeds in the past month. This may change as football season starts and online gaming payment processing demand increases.
July’s offshore online poker payment processing grades may be found here. Last month’s scores are in parenthesis.
Intertops A+ (A+)
Intertops is the flagship of the Horizon Poker Network. This was once known as Revolution Gaming and Cake Poker.
Intertops processes Bitcoin withdrawals in about one day. The maximum amount is $2,500. There is no fee.
Checks are delivered in about one week. The maximum amount is $3,000. The fee is $50.
Bank wires arrive in one to two weeks. The fee is $50 in addition to any charges by the banks processing the transaction. The maximum Intertops bank wire is $2,500.
BetOnline/Sportsbetting.ag A (A+)
BetOnline is the flagship of the Chico Poker Network. That is the third largest poker site available to Americans, according to PokerScout. Sportsbetting.ag is its sister site. Both use the same cashier.
The fastest way for Americans to get paid by BetOnline and Sportsbetting.ag is by Bitcoin. These are processed in about one day. There are no fees involved with cashing out via Bitcoin. The maximum transaction is $10,000.
Check deliveries slowed a bit from the previous month. These are delivered in about a week. The max is $2,500. The fee is $50. BetOnline will waive this fee once per month if the request is made on a Friday.
Bank wires are available for large withdrawals. The cap is $25,000. The fee is $50 in addition to anything charged by banks to process the transaction.
Ignition Poker A (A+)
Ignition Poker is now the second largest US-facing poker site, according to PokerScout. It is a member of the PaiWangLuo Network. This platform was once known as Bodog. The skin was previously Bovada.
Bitcoin withdrawals take anywhere from a few hours to 1.5 days. These are free. The maximum Ignition Poker Bitcoin withdrawal amount is $9,500.
Ignition Poker also offers checks. These are available in amounts up to $2,500. Checks arrive in about two weeks.
Winning Poker A- (A-)
The Winning Poker Network is now the largest US-facing poker site, according to PokerScout. Its cashier services players from Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker and True Poker.
Winning Poker Network pays Bitcoin in a day or two. There is no fee. The maximum withdrawal amount is $10,000.
Winning Poker will courier a check in amounts up to $2,995. The fee is $65. The fee is waived once per month.
There is a debit card available at Winning Poker. There is a fee of $40 to receive the card. The processor charges $4.95 every time a withdrawal request is made at Winning Poker and $3 for every ATM withdrawal. There’s also a $5 fee every month.
SWC Poker B+ (B)
SWC Poker is the current version of SealsWithClubs. It is a Bitcoin-only site. Withdrawals are processed in less than 12 hours. There is no cap or fee.
Juicy Stakes B- (B-)
Juicy Stakes is a member of the Horizon Poker Network. It is sister site to Intertops. We feel that Intertops is a superior option to Juicy Stakes due to more withdrawal options and higher limits.
Players may receive a check by courier in amounts up to $500. The fee is $50 and delivery time is about one week.
Bank wires are paid in amounts up to $2,500. The fee is $60 in addition to anything charged by the banks to handle the transaction. These take about two weeks to arrive.
Juicy Stakes will give one free withdrawal per month. Players that rake $40 in a month may receive a free check. It takes $60 in monthly rake to get a free bank wire.
Merge Gaming C+ (C)
The Merge Gaming cashier processes withdrawal for Carbon Poker, PlayersOnly and Sportsbook.ag. These three sites are the only ones on the network.
Merge Gaming does not go out of its way to make withdrawing cheap. Players only receive one free withdrawal per year. Otherwise, Bitcoin has a five percent fee. The cap is $5,000. These arrive in one or two days.
Players may request a check withdrawal from Merge Gaming. The fee is three percent. The maximum is $2,500. These arrive in about three weeks.