Online poker players in the U.S. concerned about safety of funds and cashouts have no need to worry when playing at the Winning Poker Network (WPN).
A September report regarding payment processing at U.S.-friendly sites shows that WPN continues to receive the grade of “A” for withdrawal efficiency. The fact that WPN also processes payments via the virtual currency Bitcoin gives the network additional appeal.
Bitcoin withdrawal requests are facilitated in less than 24 hours at WPN, a huge consideration for players who like to receive their winnings in expedited fashion. Players who don’t mind waiting can receive a check usually within two weeks. One free check withdrawal is permitted each month by the popular network that features skins such as Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom.
Moving Up in Grade
The September report by Safest Poker Sites finds Intertops on the Revolution Network receiving a grade of “A-“. The poker room received a boost from its previous “B” grade for implementing a new cashout format.
Intertops players who request a withdrawal can now receive a check every month at no charge provided that their rake for the month is at least $40. If that rake happens to reach $80, players can obtain cash transfers as high as $500 without being subjected to any fees.
The new payment processing rules at Intertops have made the site quite popular among U.S. players. A 200% up to $1,000 first-time deposit bonus also likely factors into the matter.
Steady as She Goes
Receiving the same grade as a month ago was BetOnline Poker, a featured skin on the Chico Poker Network. That grade is a solid “B+” and is just under an “A” simply because withdrawals without fees are only initiated on Fridays.
Fridays are typically paydays at many businesses worldwide and Chico seems to have taken that to heart while operating its poker network. It certainly doesn’t bother me to wait until Friday to request a free withdrawal, especially since BetOnline’s Welcome Bonus is a juicy 200% up to $2,000.
That deposit bonus is one of the best in the business and should not be ignored. Nor should the once a month free withdrawal. However, if you want your cash quickly, the option to use Bitcoin is available at a 2% fee. Expect payment for the Bitcoin option in less than a day.
Avoid at All Costs
Teachers don’t like to dole out bad grades, and nor do we. But when a poker room should be avoided, it’s best to tell players to do so. Stay away from Carbon Poker on the Merge Gaming Network.
Merge receives a grade of “D” due to slow withdrawal speeds that take several months to process. The network is apparently experiencing a number of problems that have made it unsafe to play there.
Of course, it would be nice to be able to recommend every U.S.-facing poker room in operation, but that is simply not the case. It’s actually quite a shame because Carbon Poker was previously a favorite of many U.S. online poker players.