After experimenting with Citadel eChecks to offer U.S. customers, PokerStars has replaced it with Instant eChecks, which has quickly become the preferred deposit method for players based in the U.S. who have very few options.
Instant eChecks are a safe, reliable, and fast option for depositing funds on PokerStars. The only requirement is that the customer have a bank account in order to provide the routing and account numbers to the site for immediate funding. Once the account is verified by the site’s stringent security measures, a deposit can be made to the online account in a matter of moments, immediately showing up on the cashier page and ready for use.
Instant eChecks can also be used to cash out from the PokerStars online poker account, though the process may be slowed if the eCheck program is still verifying the initial deposit transaction. However, in many cases, the withdrawal process is as expeditious as the deposit process.
Citadel eChecks chose to cease offerings to U.S. players after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was signed into law by the United States government. Instant eChecks, on the other hand, is based outside of the U.S. and thus is not subject to the UIGEA restrictions on financial institutions. Instant eChecks is accepted among U.S. depositors.
PokerStars was the first site to institute the program, allowing its U.S. players a much more convenient method of deposit than had been offered by other overseas institutions. Other sites are now considering the option as they see how well it works for PokerStars.
More information can be found at PokerECheck.com regarding its legality, reliability, and security.
Download PokerStars now, and use Instant eChecks to deposit and begin playing immediately. Follow the set-up instructions, and enter the bonus code “First2008” to receive $25 free with a 100% bonus on any initial deposit of up to $50.