Poker Words - A Poker Blog

Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Saturday, February 10, 2007


In case you haven't heard, in addition to Neteller's founder's getting arrest, and Neteller pulling out of the US market, $55 Million of their funds have been confiscated by the US government, and there's a good chance you aren't going to get any of the money back that you had at Neteller. Unlucky for me, I was in the process of cashing out a sizeable amount from Neteller when all this crap went down, so its looking like I got screwed.

At this point I have no real way to get money into or out of any poker rooms. I thought about signing up for ePassport, but I'm guessing that by the time I get the account set up they would stop accepting US accounts and I would end up with more money that I can't get at yet another site. So I'm giving up. I've requested checks for my remaining balances on FullTilt and PokerStars, but who knows when I'll see them, if ever. Not that I don't trust those sites, but it wouldn't surprise me the Government finds some way to stop them.

I'm not completely out of the game. I still have a few bucks and a tournament token left in FullTilt, just in case, and I still have some affiliate commissions coming into my player accounts that I can use. Still, given the fact that it's becoming increasingly difficult to claim any of your winnings, playing poker hardley seems worth it any more.

I'll still have my monthly home games, which happen about once every three months, but other than that, the poker future looks bleak.

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At 10:43 AM, Blogger Rich said...

Whats wrong with ePassport?
Everyone else seems to use it.

At 3:36 PM, Blogger ZeRat11 said...

I don't know that there is anything wrong with ePassport, I'm just hesitant to sign up with another payment processor after getting money trapped in Neteller.


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