November 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report
Online poker payout speeds remained quick over the past month. The sports betting season has not slowed down poker withdrawals at all, except at one site that was already having trouble.
The October 2017 US Offshore Online Poker Payment Processing Report may be found here. Last month’s grades are in parenthesis.
BetOnline A+ (A+)
BetOnline is the largest skin on the Chico Poker Network. Sportsbetting.ag is its sister site. Both offer consistently fast cashouts, including free Bitcoin withdrawals. US poker players are accepted at each.
Bitcoin is the quickest way for US players to receive a withdrawal from BetOnline. These withdrawals are processed in 12-24 hours. There are no fees. The minimum Bitcoin withdrawal is $20. The largest is $10,000. There are no fees for Bitcoin withdrawals at BetOnline.
Ethereum and Litecoin withdrawals are also available at these poker sites. The processing speeds are the same. The maximum Ethereum cashout is $25,000. Litecoin withdrawals are processed in amounts up to $10,000.
Players may request a check or money order in amounts up to $8,000. The fee is $50 for checks and $80 for money orders. These arrive in about one week.
Bank wires are paid in amounts up to $24,900. These are processed in about one week. The fee is $50 in addition to what the banks handling the transaction pay.
Cash transfers are paid in amounts between $100 and $400. The fee is $100. The cash arrives in about one day.
Players may receive $50 towards a withdrawal once per month. The withdrawal request must be made on a Friday to qualify.
Bovada/Ignition A+ (A+)
Bovada and Ignition Poker are US-facing members of the PaiWangLuo Network. This platform was previously referred to as Bodog, which is still a skin on this network. PaiWangLuo is the largest US poker site, according to data collected by PokerScout.
Bitcoin withdrawals are processed in less than 24 hours. The cap is $9,500. There is no fee.
Checks are issued in amounts up to $2,500. These arrive in about on week. The fee is $50. Players may receive one free check every four months.
Intertops A+ (A+)
Intertops is the flagship of the Horizon Poker Network. Its cashout speeds have remained consistent for the entire six-year publication of this report.
The fastest way to get a Bitcoin withdrawal is by Bitcoin. These are processed in about one day in amounts up to $2,500 per week.
Checks are delivered in a week in amounts up to $3,000. The fee is $50. Bank wires are paid up to $2,500. The fee is $50. These arrive in about one week.
Winning Poker A (A)
The Winning Poker Network cashier banks Americas Cardroom, Black Chip Poker and True Poker. Bitcoin withdrawals are paid in about one day. The cap is $10,000. There are no fees.
Checks are delivered in one to two weeks. The maximum is $2,995. The fee is $65. Players may receive one free check per month.
SWC Poker B (B)
SWC Poker is a Bitcoin-only site. Its predecessor was SealsWithClubs. SWC Poker pays Bitcoin withdrawals in less than 12 hours. It is the only deposit and withdrawal option available at the site.
Juicy Stakes B (B)
Juicy Stakes is sister site to Intertops on the Horizon Poker Network. We prefer Intertops because it has free Bitcoin withdrawals and higher deposit and withdrawal limits.
Players may withdraw by check or bank wire at Juicy Stakes. A check is available up to $1,000. The fee is $50. These arrive in about one week. Bank wires are paid up to $2,560. The fee is $60. These arrive in about two weeks. Bank wires will have other fees charged by the intermediary and receiving banks.
Players receive one free withdrawal each month. Raking $40 gets a free check. Raking $60 gets a free bank wire.
Merge Gaming D+ (C-)
Merge Gaming, which bans Carbon Poker and Sportsbook.ag, is not recommended by Safest Poker Sites. It charges 5% for Bitcoin withdrawals and 3% for checks. Bitcoin withdrawals can take as long as a week. Checks can take months. It’s clear that the site does not like winners. In addition to charging a fee for all but one withdrawal per year, winners are often outright banned. There are far too many better options to give Merge Gaming any action, especially when considering the low level of traffic at Merge Gaming.