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This monthly report brings you information about offshore poker sites and their cashout speeds. Not only will it help you find the fastest paying poker sites, but most of these sites have other forms of gambling as well. As such, this data will also give you information on sportsbook payouts, casino payouts, racebook payouts, etc. Many online gaming providers today offer same-day payouts, which is quite an improvement from the situation just a couple of years ago.

Our report will be especially helpful to those in "grey markets" such as the United States, Australia, Czechia, and other countries. Players in these markets will often have a restricted menu of payment options due to processing hurdles and limitations. Still, the overwhelming majority of these sites provide games to players all over the world; thus, any real money online gamer should find this page useful.

All of our data is sourced from reports by online players who have kindly left a public record of the dates they requested their withdrawals and the dates on which the money was received by them. We've gathered these notes together and averaged them out to come up with our results.

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Public forum posts and comment submissions from actual players are indispensable when trying to gauge how well online gambling operators adhere to their stated guidelines for payment processing timeframes. If you would like to help us ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of our payment reports going forward, you may do so in two ways.

Firstly, you may leave a comment below detailing any cashout experiences you've recently had from any online poker, casino, or other gaming sites. If you would prefer to leave your payout data in a public forum for all to see, please check our source documentation at the end of this report for locations where that can easily be done. Whichever option you choose, please follow the suggested format providing all requested data.


Online Poker Payouts Overview

Data Through November 2018


  Last updated on December 9, 2018  

The situation for online gaming payouts in November got a bit worse than it had been in preceding months. Skyrocketing Bitcoin miners fees, which exceeded a $1 average at some points during the month before declining back down to normal levels, contributed to a general slowdown in processing speeds. Still, customers got their money in hand without too many hassles albeit after having to wait a bit longer than they might have expected.

Click on a room logo below to jump directly to the report for that organization. Or just keep reading to view our list of sites from best to worst for the month of November 2018.

Ignition Poker Payouts    Winning Poker Network Payouts     Sportsbetting.ag/TigerGaming/BetOnline Chico Payouts

Intertops Poker Juicy Stakes Payouts    Grand Poker Network Payouts    Nitrogen Poker Payouts    SWC Poker Payouts


 

PaiWangLuo Network Payouts

Sites sharing this cashier include Ignition Casino, Bovada, and Bodog. As such, this chart covers payout speeds for the IgnitionCasino.eu, Bodog.eu, Bodog.com, and Bovada.lv websites.

PWL Network Payouts December 2018PWL Cashout Methods Chart

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 9.2 (-0.3 from last month)
Key Stat: Bitcoin payment times edging above the 2-day processing guidelines.
Key Fact: Ignition and Bovada are still the #1 US-facing online poker sites in terms of player traffic.

After several months of excellent performance, the PaiWangLuo Network dropped the ball during November. Extended cashout waiting timeframes exceeded the two-day mark for about half of all users, and some individuals reported not getting their cash for five or six days. We've therefore docked this operator several points, but its long-term history of rapid payments and the fact that none of its competitors really upped their game during the month are enough to keep it (barely) at the head of our list for offshore gambling payouts.

Play Now cta Banner for Ignition Poker

Ignition, Bodog, and Bovada have always had reliable payment processing for their valued clients. You can sleep easy in the knowledge that any money you have at these rooms is completely safe.

Read our reviews of the PaiWangLuo Network organizations: Ignition Casino (USA + AUS) | Bovada (USA) | Bodog (CAN + LATAM)

 

Chico Poker Network Payouts

The sites housed on this network are Sportsbetting.ag, TigerGaming, and BetOnline.

CPN Payouts December 2018Chart of Chico Network Withdrawal Options

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 9.1 (-0.1 from last month)
Key Stat: BetOnline’s ~24 hour Bitcoin turnaround shows strength of withdrawal abilities.
Key Fact: Firmly seated in 3rd in terms of player traffic for US friendly poker sites.

Player-reported data for the Chico Network tends to be a bit light during most months, so we were gratified to see an uptick in the number of user-generated posts about this group's payments on the public forums during November. Unfortunately, what customers had to say was unflattering with BTC withdrawal processing intervals a tad longer than the stated same-day payout guidelines. Still, a bit longer than one day is perfectly acceptable in the current climate. On the plus side, checks arrived inside one business week: much faster than anticipated.

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The three Chico brands, Sportsbetting.ag, TigerGaming, and BetOnline, serve residents of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and many other countries.

Read our poker room reviews for the Chico Network: Sportsbetting.ag | TigerGaming (non-US) | BetOnline

 

Winning Poker Network Payouts

Sites sharing this cashier include Americas Cardroom, BlackChip Poker, True Poker, and Ya Poker.

WPN Payouts December 2018WPN Withdrawal Methods Chart

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE  9.1 (EVEN from last month)
Key Stat: WPN withdrawals remain well under stated times for almost all processors.
Key Fact: Trails only Ignition in US-facing player traffic and is 10th worldwide.

It's the same old, same old at Americas Cardroom, BlackChip Poker and the other sites on the Winning Poker Network: Bitcoin same-day payouts are arriving in players' wallets just about when they expect them to although it sometimes takes two days. We've therefore kept the WPN's score unchanged since our last report.

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All of the network-owned skins on the WPN provide the same excellent cashier functions, so you'll be in good hands no matter which of them you play at.

Read our pages on the WPN sites: Americas Cardroom | BlackChip Poker | True Poker | Ya Poker (non-US)

 


Horizon Poker Network Payouts

Sites sharing this cashier include Intertops and Juicy Stakes.

Horizon Network Payout Times December 2018Horizon Network Withdrawals Chart

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 8.8 (-0.1 from last month)
Key Stat: Intertops provides extra value in the form of rakeback, money-added tournaments, and casino promos.
Key Fact: Intertops has been a trusted name in gaming for over 30 years.

Nothing much happened at Intertops and sister skin Juicy Stakes during the month of November, but there was one alteration that has us scratching our heads. Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash withdrawals have been disabled at 'Tops just a couple of months after they were first added. Both altcoins still remain valid for deposits. This is a step in the wrong direction, in our minds, and we have therefore slightly reduced this organization's payout score.

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Intertops has done right by its users for more than three decades, and it now lends its stellar reputation to the Horizon Network as a whole.

Read our reviews of the Horizon Poker sites: Intertops | Juicy Stakes


Grand Poker Network Payouts

Sites sharing this cashier include 5Dimes, Grand Poker, Island Casino, and Sportbet.

Grand Network Payments December 2018GPN Available Payout Methods

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 8.0 (EVEN from last month)
Key Stat: Opened for business in November of 2014.
Key Fact: Grand Poker is owned by the 5Dimes Group.

As niche operations, the sites on 5Dimes' Grand Poker Network don't really attract a ton of players. Nevertheless, those who do make deposits and withdrawals tend to be pleased by the rapidity with which this network delivers money to its winners.

Grand Network play now banner

You can enjoy poker, sports betting, casino games, and lottery gambling with the honorable operators on the Grand Poker Network.

Read our Grand Poker Network review for more details.

 

Nitrogen Sports Payouts

Nitrogen Sports is a standalone site that includes poker, sports-betting, and casino games.

Nitrogen Sports Cashout Times December 2018Table of Withdrawal Methods at Nitrogen

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 7.9 (EVEN from last month)
Key Stat: Bitcoin-only online poker site has very fast payouts.
Key Fact: Nitrogen is one of the few sites to offer Bitcoin-only poker to all 50 US states.

As a sportsbook, casino, and poker room that conducts all its cashier functions in Bitcoin, Nitrogen would not have surprised anyone had its business been disrupted by the recent uncertainty in the crypto markets. However, this is not what occurred at all, and the site continued to adhere to its same-day payout policies throughout November.

Nitrogen Poker cta: Play Now

You can get free bets and mBTC credits applied to your account with the rewards program at the Nitrogen Sports poker room.

Browse through our Nitrogen Sports Poker review to learn more.

 

SwCPoker Payouts

SwCPoker is a completely independent Bitcoin poker site that doesn't share its cashier with any other party.

SwCPoker Payouts for December 2018 ReportSwCPoker Withdrawal Processors

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 7.4 (+0.2 from last month)
Key Stat: Offers one of the quickest turnarounds from payout request to receiving.
Key Fact: SWC Poker is one of the originators of using Bitcoin-only denominations in their games.

After a long delay, SwC finally implemented its new poker client upgrade, which it dubs “Bitcoin Poker 3.0.” 6+ Hold'em is now offered, a redenomination of the chips allows for nano-stakes games (as we had recommended back about a year ago), and people using Macs and Android devices can play on their systems for the first time in ages. None of these enhancements directly impacts cashouts, but we're cognizant of the fact that a wider variety of games and support for additional hardware platforms brings SwCPoker's same-day payouts within the reach of a broader audience of players, and we have thus bumped up its score accordingly.

SWC banner: play now

Although player volume is low, SwC is an excellent cardroom if you like “other” types of poker, like HORSE, Limit Omaha 8, Open Face Chinese, Short Deck Hold'em, et cetera.

Take a look at our review of SwCPoker for further info.



AVOID THESE NETWORKS

 

Merge Gaming Network

Avoid the Merge Gaming Network

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: N/A
Key Stat: Player traffic has dropped to less than 100 players on average per week.
Key Fact: Carbon Poker offers no incentives and bans winning accounts on their poker site.

Carbon Poker is a site that used to be the king of USA online poker, but we now caution our readers to avoid it. It has an unenviable history of making questionable decisions that are detrimental to the player community, including booting winning players from its site, cutting back drastically on promotions, and even charging a fee on every additional withdrawal beyond one in a year.

That is correct, they only offer one free withdrawal per year and after that charge 5% of the amount of your withdrawal, even for crypto-currency withdrawals which generally cost just a few pennies! For example, if you were to initiate a maximum withdrawal for $2,500 (yes, they have low withdrawal limits relative to other gambling sites), the site would charge fully $125 for the withdrawal and you would receive $2,375 only. A Bitcoin withdrawal like this would cost a dollar or so to process, even if ramping up the fees in order to garner the highest processing priority. We suppose that Merge Gaming Network just keeps the remaining $124 and change as profit from your winnings. We don't agree with that behavior and this is yet another reason that we do not recommend Carbon Gaming, Players Only, Sportsbook.com, or any of the companies operated by "Domain Holdings," formerly Jazette Enterprises.

For the moment, users are getting their money but with delays and annoying surcharges. Moreover, forum posts indicate that Carbon has stopped accepting new signups, raising concerns about whether or not it will remain a going concern. Existing users have started reporting unusual glitches and technical errors, and customer service seems uninterested in doing anything to resolve them.

We strongly encourage you to play at any of the other online poker rooms listed above and keep away from the Merge Gaming Network. Seriously, play anywhere else other than Carbon Poker, PlayersOnly, Sportsbook.com, and Superbook.

Global Poker

Global Poker is a Needless Risk

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 7.3 (-0.2 from last month)
Key Stat: Global Poker works with only one payout channel, WorldPay.
Key Fact: There's no deposit bonus offer at Global and a lack of other promos.

Global Poker changed payment processors at the end of June, introducing plenty of headaches for users. What used to be same-day payouts transformed into same-month payouts (if you were lucky). It's not unusual for cashier changes to introduce chaos into a system, so it was perhaps inevitable that some problems would arise.

We would have expected these issues to have been resolved by now, however, because it has been about a half a year since that time. Yet, there are still countless reports of people waiting on their withdrawals for a month or longer, having their payment requests canceled, engaging in a seemingly never-ending runaround with Global staff about the verification of their identity and banking documents, and sometimes even listening to their banks say that Global has not sent the funds requested.

Global used to boast of its Paypal support, which set it apart from other USA offshore poker sites, but its justifications for being allowed to transact via this e-wallet always seemed shaky at best. Now that Global uses Worldpay instead of Paypal, one of its major selling points has been nullified.

Apart from issues directly related to cashier expediency, Global hasn't exactly inspired confidence among the poker playing population. We have long had our doubts about the sustainability of Global's business model, which we go over in our Global Poker Review. In January, we covered an incident involving a player waiting more than six months to receive his $50,000 cashout. The way the firm handled the service interruptions related to the Rattlesnake Open series in May has also left us wary. For a year or more, Global was exposing users' personal documentation on the web for all to see, and this security vulnerability was only discovered in June.

The long-term viability of Global Poker is not really known for sure, so we recommend that you take a pass on Global Poker if you value the safety of your funds.


How do we source this data?

We rely on the input of hundreds of regular players like you! The public and auditable submissions of recreational and professional players left on forums and in our comments sections is how we compile the most accurate picture of the payouts situation for online poker fans in the United States, Canada, Australia, and many other parts of the world. If you'd like to tell us how quickly (or slowly) you received your recent cashout, then you can do so on any of these public forums:

Bodog/Bovada/Ignition Official Payout Thread on Twoplustwo
Unofficial Chico Network (Sportsbetting, Tiger, BetOnline) Thread on Twoplustwo
Official WPN (Americas Cardroom, BlackChip, etc.) Payout Thread on Twoplustwo
Official Intertops Poker Support + Promos Thread on Twoplustwo
Juicy Stakes ex-Official Thread on Twoplustwo
5Dimes and Grand Network Thread on Twoplustwo
SwC Poker Thread on Twoplustwo
Carbon Payout Thread on Twoplustwo
Reddit Online Poker Subreddit
Global Poker Withdrawals at Twoplustwo
Nitrogen Sports Poker Cashouts at Bitcointalk.org
SwCPoker Thread at Bitcointalk forums

 

When reporting on your withdrawal success (or lack thereof), please include the following information:

  • The site
  • The amount requested
  • The payment method you selected
  • The date requested (including time of day if possible)
  • The date you received the money (including time of day if possible)

An example would look something like this:

Bovada
$1,000
Bitcoin Cash
Req: April 15th, 2017 @ 10pm
Rec: April 16th, 2017, @ 11am

 

Or this real world report from 2+2 forums:

Example of slow Carbon Poker withdrawal

 

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Online Poker Payouts FAQ

 

What counts as a fast withdrawal?

For offshore markets, cashout speeds in the one- to two-week range used to be considered quite good. However, the advent of crypto-currency has meant that this can be cut down to two days or less in most cases. Some reputable internet gambling firms are even able to achieve same-day payouts. If you're wedded to traditional means of payment, though, then you won't benefit from these rapid timeframes and will instead have to wait probably a couple of weeks or even longer.

What do I need to do to get a payout from an online gambling site?

In most cases, you'll have to complete identity verification before a real money internet gaming site will send you a payment. This usually involves submitting a copy of a form of identification as well as a recent utility bill or other proof of address. The reason sites request this information is because they must adhere to Know Your Customer and anti-money laundering laws. Once your account is verified, you won't have to go through this hassle again because the company will retain your documents and therefore won't have to request them again.

What are the fees for online poker withdrawals?

Each internet poker room has its own fee schedule ranging from free cashouts to perhaps $50 or even more for some niche payment processors. All of the sites publicly publish their withdrawal fee charts, and we have also compiled this information above in our monthly report. Almost every legitimate operator gives you an option for fee-free payouts although they may be limited by frequency and payment channel. Note that withdrawals through certain bank-related methods (checks, bank wires, et cetera) may incur additional charges levied by financial institutions that are beyond the control of the gaming company.

Can I cash out whenever I want?

In most cases, you're free to request the payment of your funds at any time that you wish. However, there are some important caveats. You usually must complete identity verification, and in addition, there may be playthrough requirements depending on the size of your last deposit. The amount of this rollover varies from site to site, but it generally tends to be around 10% of the deposited amount. If you're a real poker player, it's highly likely that you'll satisfy these obligations simply through your normal play, and you'll have nothing to worry about. These rules are in place to prevent the sites from incurring significant expenses by processing payouts for users who frequently move their money around without playing much.

What can I do to speed up my cashout?

If you're keen on obtaining your money as rapidly as possible, perhaps from a same-day payout casino for U.S. players, then we advise you to complete any identity verification in advance of the time when you intend to submit your withdrawal. Furthermore, we believe that it's best to transact in crypto-currency so that you won't have to wait for the postal service to deliver your check or for the molasses-paced vagaries of bank wires.

How do I start using crypto-currency?

It can be a challenge to get involved in digital currencies because there is a fair amount of work to do to set up your wallet and exchange accounts. Fortunately, we've prepared guides for some of the most popular crypto coins in existence. Check them out here: Bitcoin Gambling Guide | Guide to Ethereum Gaming | Gamble Online With Bitcoin Cash


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