The Bush Administration finalized the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) which laid the duty of enforcement on the banking system. The banks may be forced to comply but one thing the US government cannot control is the ingenuity and adaptability of online poker sites that still find ways for players to fund and withdraw from their accounts. It’s like a game of tic-tac-toe, the government places an X in one square, the Online Poker sites block with an O in the next.
The cold, hard facts are that online poker will survive and US poker players want to play and will.
The great news for US poker players is that eCheck Cashouts are now available to withdraw funds from your PokerStars account. Using eCheck Cashouts will allow you to transfer money from your PokerStars account directly to your bank account via electronic fund transfer (EFT). You should see the funds in your account within about five days of requesting the cashout. PokerStars asks that you allow 72 hours for processing the eCheck Cashout through their system and allow 3-10 business days for the funds to show in your account.
You can also fund your account through Instant eChecks when you want to deposit into your PokerStars account. PokerStars has made every effort to make your deposits and withdrawals as easy as possible by placing a BIG ‘O’ on the Tic-Tac-Toe board.
With over 100,000 tournaments running every single day and massive live action going on in all shapes and sizes, PokerStars caters to the poker players of the world, not just US players, there’s always a seat open for everyone. And to sweeten the whole deal, when you download PokerStars and open a new account, you'll get an exclusive PokerWorks bonus of $25 free in addition to a 100 percent matching bonus up to $50. You must enter the marketing code of POKERWORKS upon registration and the bonus code of FIRST2008 upon your first deposit.
But the best reason to play at PokerStars? They know how to play Tic-Tac-Toe with the big boys!