USA Online Poker Payouts: May, 2016

Online Poker Payout Report

USA Online Poker Payouts: May, 2016

Play Poker Online at BetOnlineThe following USA online poker payout report uses actual data taken from real user submissions on the poker forum, TwoPlusTwo. Although there are a handful of regulated US online poker sites, this monthly report will focus on the sites operating from abroad. If you would like to submit your own online poker cash out experience, please send us an email at support@rakeback.bz, tweet us @rakebackbz, or write to us on Facebook. Note: The number to the right indicates our grade for each poker network . Read last months report here.

 

Chico Poker Network 10/10

Websites: BetOnline | Sportsbetting.ag
Banned States: None
Max Rakeback: VIP
Mac Compatible: Yes

Check Withdrawal Speed: 14 Days
Bitcoin Cashout Speed: 1 Day
Cash Transfer Cashout Speed: 4 Days
Debit Card Cashout Speed: 2 Days

 

Although traffic on the Chico Poker Network has been on the gradual decline since November of 2015, the network continues to service their customers in a timely manner. At this time, we recommend BetOnline as the top option for US online poker players looking for soft, action packed, cash games. The following list displays the fees associated with a withdrawal from the Chico Poker Network:

CHECK: One of the most popular methods of withdrawals from the Chico Poker Network, request your cash-out on a Friday and you can claim a $50 cash-out voucher. In order to receive your $50 cash-out voucher, simply make your withdrawal on a Friday, and make a note of it in the “comments box” of the cash-out request form. This Friday voucher is only eligible on your first withdrawal of the month – each additional check per month has a fee of up to $50. The maximum amount allowed per check is $2,500. Checks are sent via mail with a $25 fee, courier with a $35 fee, or express with a $50, and typically arrive through FedEx or DHL. Depending on your location, you may have to give a signature prior to receiving your envelope. The Chico Poker Network will not send checks to a PO Box.

BITCOIN: Bitcoin is easily the cheapest (and fastest) withdrawal option available on the Chico Poker Network. The maximum amount allowed per Bitcoin transfer is $5,000. Each Bitcoin withdrawal is charged a fee of roughly 2%. You must wait two days prior to requesting another Bitcoin withdrawal. To avoid complications in the future, we highly recommend you withdraw using your Blockchain account.

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DEBIT CARD: On the Chico Poker Network, issuing a debit card requires an activation and sending fee of $80. The maximum amount allowed per debit card withdrawal is $2,500 and is subject to a $25 fee per debit card load. You may be required to show a valid ID and utility bill prior to being granted a Chico Poker Network debit card. Despite the convenience of a debit card option on the Chico Poker Network, we do not see the appeal (especially when Bitcoin is readily available as well).

CASH TRANSFER: If you prefer to receive cash in hand, withdrawing via Western Union may be your best option. The maximum allowed per withdrawal is $500. Please be aware that many Western Union outlets do not process withdrawals of more than $599. If you intend to withdraw more than $599, we recommend you call your local Western Union location prior to pickup in order to clarify their limits for receiving money.

 

Horizon Poker Network 10/10

Websites: Intertops | Juicy Stakes
Banned States: KY
Max Rakeback: 36% Flat
Mac Compatible: Instant Play Available

Check Withdrawal Speed: 14 days
Bitcoin Cashout Speed: N/A
Cash Transfer Cashout Speed: 2 Days
Debit Card Cashout Speed: N/A

 

Despite the Horizon Poker Network’s abysmal traffic numbers, the network continues to process cashout requests in a timely manner. Receiving you funds in this short of a timeframe can come at a price however. The following list displays the fees associated with a withdrawal from the Horizon Poker Network. Side note: Juicy Stakes Poker accepts players from Kentucky, but not players from NJ, WA, MD, NY, or LA.

CHECK: One of the most popular methods of withdrawals from the Horizon Poker Network, each check withdrawal you request is subject to a $50 fee. However, this fee is voided for active players who continuously rake $40 per month. The maximum amount allowed per check is $3,000. Checks are sent via express courier and typically arrive through FedEx or DHL. Depending on your location, you may have to give a signature prior to receiving your envelope. The Horizon Poker Network will not send checks to a PO Box.

BITCOIN: At this time Bitcoin is only available as a method for depositing onto the Horizon Poker Network. In order to avoid complications later, we highly recommend you deposit using your Blockchain account.

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DEBIT CARD: Debit card banking is not available on the Horizon Poker Network. That being said, we have no debit card withdrawal history to report on.

CASH TRANSFER: The fastest method of withdrawal available at this time, Western Union withdrawals are a fantastic way to receive your funds from the Horizon Poker Network. The maximum allowed per withdrawal is $2,000, but comes with some steep fees. A withdrawal of $100-$499 comes with a $70 fee, a withdrawal between $500-$999 comes with a $85 fee, and any withdrawal request above that (up to $2,000) has a $180 fee attached. Although these fees may seem quite large, it’s worth noting that active players who rake at least $50 per month may receive one free Western Union transfer per month. Also, please be aware that many Western Union outlets do not process withdrawals of more than $599. If you intend to withdraw more than $599, we recommend you call your local Western Union location prior to pickup in order to clarify their limits for receiving money.

 

Winning Poker Network 10/10

Websites: ACR | BCP | True | 5Dimes
Banned States: NJ, NV, WA, DE, MD, D.C.
Max Rakeback: 27% Flat
Mac Compatible: Americas Cardroom Only

Check Withdrawal Speed: 14 Days
Bitcoin Cashout Speed: 1 Day
Cash Transfer Cashout Speed: 4 Days
Debit Card Cashout Speed: 2 Days

 

When FullTilt Poker closed/integrated into PokerStars in early May, the Winning Poker Network finally cracked the top ten for worldwide most popular online poker sites. Now trailing only Bovada Poker, the Winning Poker Network is the only USA online poker site with a positive trend in traffic over the course of the previous six months. The following list displays the fees associated with a withdrawal from the Winning Poker Network:

CHECK: One of the most popular methods of withdrawals from the Winning Poker Network, your first check withdrawal of each calendar month is free – each additional check per month has a $65 fee. The maximum amount allowed per check is $3,000. Checks are sent via express courier and typically arrive through FedEx or DHL. Depending on your location, you may have to give a signature prior to receiving your envelope. The Winning Poker Network will not send checks to a PO Box.

BITCOIN: The Winning Poker Network’s CEO said publicly on the popular live streaming site Twitch.tv that Bitcoin withdrawals would be available to all customer around the twentieth of April. Despite the good news, players are still reporting on 2+2 that the network has not added this option for some customers. The maximum amount allowed per Bitcoin transfer is $25,000. Due to security concerns, we highly recommend you withdraw using your Blockchain account first, then transfer that money from Blockchain to your preferred Bitcoin wallet – i.e. Circle, Coinbase, or LocalBitcoins. Your first Bitcoin withdrawal of the month is free.

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DEBIT CARD: On the Winning Poker Network, issuing a debit card requires an activation and sending fee of $40 + a $5 monthly fee. The maximum amount allowed per debit card withdrawal is $2,500 and is subject to a $4.95 debit card loading fee. There is also a $3 fee for every ATM withdrawal made. You may cash-out your Winning Poker Network funds to your debit card once per week. Despite the convenience of a debit card option on the Winning Poker Network, we do not see the appeal (especially when Bitcoin is readily available as well).

CASH TRANSFER: If you prefer to receive cash in hand, withdrawing via Western Union may be your best option. The maximum allowed per withdrawal is $1,500, but comes with some steep fees. A withdrawal of $100-$299 comes with a $60 fee; a withdrawal between $1,000-$1,500 comes with a $110 fee. Please be aware that many Western Union outlets do not process withdrawals of more than $599. If you intend to withdraw more than $599, we recommend you call your local Western Union location prior to pickup in order to clarify their limits for receiving money.

 

Bodog Poker Network 8/10

Websites: Bovada Sports
Banned States: NJ, NV, MD, DE, NY
Max Rakeback: 0%
Mac Compatible: Yes

Check Withdrawal Speed: 14 Days
Bitcoin Cashout Speed: 2 Days
Bank Wire Cashout Speed: 7 Days
Visa Fast Funds Cashout Speed: 30 Days

 

Although Bodog Poker and Bovada Poker are still considered the most popular sites for North Americans, their stronghold in the US online poker industry is slowly deteriorating. A quick glance at their six month traffic trend indicates that the network’s daily average players online has dipped by roughly five hundred users. While Bovada still proves to be the outright favorite among casual online poker players in the United States, their competitors are steadily gaining ground. The following list displays the fees associated with a withdrawal from the Bodog Poker Network:

CHECK: The most common method of withdrawal from Bovada Poker, your first check withdrawal of each calendar month is free – each additional check per month has a $50 fee. According to Bovada Poker’s website, the maximum amount allowed per check cash-out is ‘unlimited’. Checks are sent via express courier and typically arrive through FedEx or DHL. Depending on your location, you may have to give a signature prior to receiving your envelope. Bovada Poker will not send checks to a PO Box.

BITCOIN: Bodog Poker and Bovada Poker just recently began advertising Bitcoin banking. Players can deposit anywhere between $20 and $5,000, and can withdraw between $20 and $9,500 per transaction. Bovada does not charge any fees for Bitcoin deposits or withdrawals. Bitcoin funds are usually available within a minute of making the transaction. In the rare instance that this isn’t the case, it could take up to 15 minutes. Click here to get $10 in free Bitcoin from Coinbase.com →

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VISA FAST FUNDS: Cashouts via Visa Fast Funds (VFF) are quickly becoming the most popular form of withdrawal from Bovada Poker. This method, which allows players to cash out directly to the bank account associated with their debit card on file, is subject to a fee of $50 per transaction. Players can opt to use their monthly free cashout voucher for a Visa Fast Funds cash out.

BANK WIRE: Bank wire payments must be sent to your own personal bank account in your name and must be eligible to receive international bank wires. Company and/or business accounts are not permitted. Bank wire payments take approximately 5 to 10 business days to be credited to your bank account. Please note that bank wires are processed as foreign currency in increments not exceeding the equivalent of $9,500. Multiple pending bank wires are processed with one increment sent every 5 to 7 business days. There are no fees for the first bank wire withdrawal of each month for withdrawal amounts over $250, but subsequent withdrawals incur a fee of $50. Once your bank wire is confirmed as processed, we will email you the exchange rate, currency and amount. Despite our continued efforts to minimize losses due to exchange rate fluctuations, we cannot guarantee what the final bank rate will be once your bank wire is credited to your bank account.

CASH TRANSFER: Withdrawing via a rapid transfer is a great option for players looking to make a small, cash withdrawal. The maximum allowed per withdrawal is only $300, but can be increased if you sweet talk a support agent. Please be aware that many Western Union outlets do not process withdrawals of more than $599. If you intend to withdraw more than $599, we recommend you call your local Western Union location prior to pickup in order to clarify their limits for receiving money.

 

Equity Poker Network 1/10

Websites: Full Flush Poker
Banned States: NJ, NV, MD, DE
Max Rakeback: VIP
Mac Compatible: Yes

Check Withdrawal Speed: 7+ Months
Bitcoin Cashout Speed: N/A
Cash Transfer Cashout Speed: N/A
Debit Card Cashout Speed: N/A

 

For the eighth consecutive month, Full Flush Poker’s payment processing issues remain stagnant. Like we’ve stated in our February, March, and April US online poker cashout reports, Full Flush Poker is not a site worth investing in. Here are what some people on 2+2 are saying about Full Flush Poker (June, 2016):

I was recently told by support via email that I should expect my wire requested in February within 4 weeks. I'd be shocked if that happened bc several on here have checks/wires pending for 8-9 months and I haven't been active on the site, but they do seem optimistic they can turn things around. I hope they aren't white lies like the old support stuff was always doing.
I got a similar experience yesterday. A FFP representative tried to call me and then emailed me. When I told him about my payout has been pending for like one year, he actually replied and said he is going to help. That was a big surprise. I was expecting it to be ignored as usual. Not sure anything would actually happen or not, but it is a good sign. Nothing could be worse.
It also looks horrible for Full Flush having it be public knowledge that some of your (formerly) most loyal players are selling balances for .40 on the $1. Any potential new player who does some research and reads that is gonna run away. Traffic was recovering a bit earlier this year when they had a surge of paying out players (that only lasted a couple of weeks), but that stopped and now traffic is falling off a cliff again.
Even with their double your money deposit bonus and the long Memorial Day weekend the big Aruba game that is being promoted by emails and pop ups only had 28 players (fell 2 short of the required 30) and did not run on Sunday. Not good.
Im owed almost 30,000 now and only gotten two checks / 2500 each the entire year!! AT this rate it will take them about 3 years at least to pay me!! ARe they not paying bigger accounts? but paying smaller ones that might redeposit? I can see the logic in that to keep the new customers happy but they have ruined my life.I have like 700 bucks saved now and alot of bills coming up. Full flush has ruined my life.

 

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