August Withdrawal Times For US Poker Sites


Posted by on Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Online poker withdrawal speeds have improved at most US facing poker rooms in the past month. While withdrawal speeds have improved, credit card deposit processing for U.S. online poker players has almost completely stopped. The major credit card processor for U.S. facing sites seems to have left the industry. This has left U.S. players with only Western Union and Moneygram as deposit options at most online poker rooms. We have rated the most popular U.S. online poker choices on a scale of 1-10.

Americas Cardroom and True Poker – 9/10

Americas Cardroom and True Poker are the most well known choices on the Winning Poker Network. Both poker rooms are owned by the Betcris sports book, one of the most respected online gaming companies in the world. Americas Cardroom and True Poker pay withdrawal requests by debit card, Western Union, and checks. Debits cards are ordered from the poker room for a $25 fee. The debit card arrives in a few weeks. Once the player has the debit card in their possession, the player can request a transfer to the card for a small fee that varies depending on the size. The transfer is processed in about three days. Western Unions are transferred in about three days too. Western Union processing fees are $60-$110. Checks are delivered by FedEx and take about 1-2 weeks to deliver. Players are allowed one monthly check for free. There is a $50 fee on additional checks during a calendar month.

5Dimes – 8/10

5Dimes is one of the most well known U.S. friendly sports book. They also own a skin on the Winning Poker Network. 5 Dimes offers many U.S. withdrawal options. The best option for U.S. players is a money order. This option is only available to players that have deposited by money order. Players should consider using this as their deposit method. There is no fee for money orders. The maximum withdrawal by money order is $9500 and it should arrive in less than one week. Players can also request a check for $1000-$3000. The fees for a check are $40 for $1000, $60 for $1001-$2000, and $80 for $2001-$3000. Like money orders, checks arrive in under a week too. 5Dimes offers a unique debit card withdrawal option. Instead of mailing players a debit card, 5Dimes puts the money directly onto a player’s bank card. The fees are $15 for $100-$500, $25 for $501-$1000, and $40 for $1001-$2500. Debit card transfers are often processed in two days. Players may also transfer money to other sports books. There is a $500 minimum for book to book transfers.

Poker Host – 8/10

Poker Host is a member of the Merge Gaming Network that is owned by the SBG Global sports book brand. Players in the U.S. have several withdrawal options. The fastest option is Western Union. These arrive in 1-2 days but have a handling fee of 10-20%. Poker Host also offers players checks and bank wires. Both of these options have a $50 fee and are processed in 1-2 weeks.

Carbon Poker – 8/10

Carbon Poker is the most well known skin on the Merge Gaming Network. Carbon Poker has made great strides in improving their withdrawal times to U.S. players. Carbon Poker offers players that deposit by Western Union the same option for withdrawal. Western Union players can request a transfer of up to $900 for $30. All players have the option of a check. Checks arrive in 3-4 weeks and have a fee of $2500. There is a $20 fee for check withdrawals.

Bovada – 7/10

Bovada is the company that services U.S. players on the Bodog Poker Network. After taking as many as 35 business days to process checks in the past few months, Bovada has improved those speeds to as little as five business days. Players can receive one free check per month. Additional checks have a $50 fee. Some players have the Rapid Transfer feature. Rapid Transfer is a cash transfer service via popular brands such as Western Union and Moneygram. The fee for Rapid Transfer is $40-$180 depending on the size and brand used.

Lock Poker – 4/10

Lock Poker left the Merge Gaming Network on June 1, 2012 to form the Revolution Gaming Network. Lock Poker has many issues with their growing network that are still being worked out. While cashout speeds are not terrible, there is room for improvement. Western Union is available for up to $2000. The fee is 10% up to $150 and the transfer is processed in about a week. Lock Poker also processes checks for withdrawal. Checks are available for up to $2000 for a fee of $25. Checks are taking 6-8 weeks to arrive to players.

Cake Poker – 2/10

Cake Poker has experienced many problems with U.S. cashouts going back years. Cake Poker only offers one option for U.S. players. That option is a check. Checks delivery times are averaging over four months. Cake Poker does not charge for withdrawals.


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