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Fastest Paying Poker, Casino, Sports Betting and Gambling Sites May 2020

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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 few years ago.

Our report will be especially helpful to those in “gray 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.

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.

Payouts and Withdrawals Report

  Last updated on May 14, 2020 - Data through April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis continues: bad news for society overall but a boon for online poker and gaming operators, which have seen player participation levels reach multi-year highs. During April, we did encounter some payout slowdowns as sites' cashiers had to play catchup with the increased demand. Most organizations were able to rise to the challenge although there were a couple of exceptions.

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 April 2020.

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

Chico Poker Network Payouts

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

CPN Payouts May 2020Chart of Chico Network Withdrawal Options

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 9.4 (+0.1 from last month)
Key Stat: BetOnline and SB.ag support five different cryptos.
Key Fact: Firmly seated in 3rd in terms of player traffic for US friendly poker sites.

Once again, the Chico Poker Network has earned the top score as the offshore gaming operation that has the fastest reliable cashouts. Not only have same day payouts become standard, but many users have actually stated that they've received their money quite a bit more rapidly than one day later. Just look at this example of a BTC withdrawal that was processed in just five minutes!

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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

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 May 2020PWL Cashout Methods Chart

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 9.0 (EVEN from last month)
Key Stat: Bitcoin payment times within the 2-day processing guidelines.
Key Fact: Ignition and Bovada are still the #1 US-facing online poker sites in terms of player traffic.

Things are holding steady at the PaiWangLuo Network with payouts taking just over one day on average to get to users' wallets. In the past, we've noticed payment slowdowns at this network during busy periods, but this has fortunately not been the case during the past few months.

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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)

Horizon Poker Network Payouts

Sites sharing this cashier include Intertops and Juicy Stakes.

Horizon Network Payout Times May 2020Horizon Network Withdrawals Chart

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 8.9 (EVEN 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.

It's business as usual at the Horizon Poker Network, headlined by premier bookmaker Intertops. Bitcoin cashouts are taking the usual two to three days to process, which is standard at this site.

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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

Winning Poker Network Payouts

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

WPN Payouts May 2020WPN Withdrawal Methods Chart

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE  8.5 (-0.2 from last month)
Key Stat: WPN withdrawals remain solid albeit often exceeding stated guidelines.
Key Fact: Trails only Ignition in US-facing player traffic and is 10th worldwide.

In last month's report, we noted with dismay that withdrawal timeframes at the Winning Poker Network had begun to extend well beyond the two-day interval promised by this organization. We must sadly inform you that this subpar performance continued throughout the month of April as well. Payments now sometimes take up to five days or longer to be completed, which puts the WPN at a serious competitive disadvantage compared to its industry peers.

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All of the network-owned skins on the WPN provide the same 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)

Grand Poker Network Payouts

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

Grand Network Payments May 2020GPN Available Payout Methods

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 8.3 (EVEN from last month)
Key Stat: Opened for business in November of 2014.
Key Fact: Grand Poker is owned by the 5Dimes Group.

Though the Grand Poker Network is a niche player when it comes to poker, it is run by the prominent 5Dimes sports betting group, and it therefore has the wherewithal to provide speedy Bitcoin withdrawals. Many customers have related their accounts of same day payouts from this well-established company.

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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 May 2020Table of Withdrawal Methods at Nitrogen

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 8.0 (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.

Nitrogen Sports has historically been one of the quickest-paying online gaming outfits in existence. Nothing we have heard in April gives us cause to doubt that this is still the case. Same day payouts occur almost every time here, and indeed, waiting periods of more than a few hours are rare.

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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 May 2020SwCPoker Withdrawal Processors

ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 7.5 (EVEN 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.

SwCPoker has been growing rapidly as perhaps the best crypto poker site on the internet. Among its many attractive features are its no-dox, same day payouts. The info we've received has confirmed that these withdrawals are reaching users within a single day from request.

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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 of multiple weeks. Support told one customer, who was waiting for more than two weeks, that the reason was “an unexpected situation,” but we don't understand how this explanation holds any water when these delays have been a regular occurrence for several months. When it comes to Bitcoin payments, this level of delay is inexcusable!

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: 7.0 (-0.2 from last month)
Key Stat: Global Poker's payment solutions, which don't include any cryptos, leave a lot to be desired.
Key Fact: There's no deposit bonus offer at Global and a lack of other promos.

Global Poker's Worldpay payout processing has caused plenty of headaches for users with players having to, in the past, wait up to a month to get their cash. This seems to have stabilized somewhat in recent months although with slowdowns still occurring periodically, like they did for certain users in April.

In addition, Global's withdrawals via ACH bank transfer require individuals to submit a wealth of personal info, including bank statements, routing numbers, photo IDs, and in some instances, additional extra documents. Any errors or delays when sending this information to Global can throw a monkey wrench into the entire cashout process.

Even worse, when there is an issue with a withdrawal, Global most often says nothing to the customer about it, instead waiting for the user to contact them! When customers are able to get ahold of customer support, the answers given are often unsatisfactory and confusing.

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. In March 2019, Global added support for Skrill, but given that Skrill explicitly states that its services cannot be used in the United States for either gambling or sweepstakes contests, the sustainability of this arrangement is questionable at best.

Apart from issues directly related to cashier expediency, Global hasn't exactly inspired confidence among the poker playing population. Among the scandals that have occurred include the time Global exposed users' personal information on the web for about a year, a high-stakes individual who had to wait on his withdrawal for more than six months, and technical glitches during a major tournament series.

While incidents like these occur from time to time at just about every online poker room, they seem to have a way of happening one after another at Global. You can read more about the history of this troubled site in our comprehensive Global Poker review.

Of late, many customers have been experiencing problems with multiple disconnections and reconnections while playing. Though some users aren't plagued by this issue, those whom it does affect have reported that Global doesn't seem to be doing anything about it.

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 BetOnline Cashier Thread on Twoplustwo
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

If you have questions about the online gaming payout process, then look below for possible answers. Click on each question to expand it and see the answer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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