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 "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.
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.
Last updated on May 12, 2019
April saw a big shakeup among the sites that have historically been near the top of our payout rankings. Some of them saw their payment processing speeds get worse while others improved. Nevertheless, some things have remained constant in the world of offshore gaming payouts, like the fact that Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies represent the preferred way for customers to get their cash.
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 2019.
Sites sharing this cashier include Americas Cardroom, BlackChip Poker, True Poker, and Ya Poker.
ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE 9.4 (+0.2 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.
After holding steady at about a day and a half per transaction for several months, the Winning Poker Network really impressed us by significantly cutting down on the time it takes to put cash in its customers' hands. Indeed, every comment we found pertaining to April withdrawals at the WPN reported same-day payouts. This is enough to catapult the network to the head of our list especially given that a few of its competitors appear to have dropped the ball lately.
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.
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.
ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 9.1 (-0.2 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.
We had hoped that March's slowdown in withdrawal timeframes at the PWL Network was just a temporary hiccup, but the situation doesn't seem to have become any better in April. Indeed, a growing number of users had to wait longer than the stated two-day interval, like this poster whose cashout took almost a full six days to arrive. We've therefore docked this operator a couple of points. Nevertheless, these unfortunate issues are only affecting a minority of folks while the majority are still getting their funds within 48 hours.
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.
Sites sharing this cashier include Intertops and Juicy Stakes.
ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 8.9 (+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.
Intertops and Juicy Stakes are traditionally rooms with a very low level of customer-reported payout experiences. However, we did get word about this network's cashout speeds for April, and what we heard was pretty good. We've gone ahead and bumped up the Horizon Network's score a bit accordingly.
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.
The sites housed on this network are Sportsbetting.ag, TigerGaming, and BetOnline.
ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 8.7 (-0.2 from last month)
Key Stat: BetOnline and SB.ag support six different cryptos.
Key Fact: Firmly seated in 3rd in terms of player traffic for US friendly poker sites.
We have opined in the past that the Chico Network really needs to beef up its cashier functions to compete effectively against its stronger rivals in the offshore gaming market. Sadly, the CPN has moved in the opposite direction. With withdrawals taking close to four days on average, same-day payouts are rare here.
The three Chico brands, Sportsbetting.ag, TigerGaming, and BetOnline, serve residents of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and many other countries.
Sites sharing this cashier include 5Dimes, Grand Poker, Island Casino, and Sportbet.
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.
As the poker arm of premier bookmaker 5Dimes, the Grand Poker Room is a fine place to play poker. This is reflected in its slick gaming software, valuable promotions, and, of course, fast payments. While same-day payout speeds aren't quite standard here yet, they're quickly becoming so.
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 is a standalone site that includes poker, sports-betting, and casino games.
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 continues its reign as the go-to Bitcoin-only sportsbook for bettors around the world. Its poker division is not too shabby either though traffic is a bit light. Same-day cashouts are the norm here, and in fact, people tend to complain if it takes even as long as 12 hours to process a withdrawal.
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 is a completely independent Bitcoin poker site that doesn't share its cashier with any other party.
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.
SwC Poker, descended from the original BTC poker site Seals With Clubs, launched its 3.0 software late last year, and it has been a big success with player liquidity steadily growing. Hassle-free same-day payments are undoubtedly at least partially responsible for this phenomenon, and we don't see any clouds on the horizon for SwC.
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.
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 continues to confiscate players' balances based on flimsy rationalizations. The latest word on the Merge Network is that tournament guarantees have been lowered significantly, some guaranteed events have been eliminated entirely, and the overall player population has decreased quite a bit.
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.
ProfRB.com REPORT SCORE: 7.5 (+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. While this seems to have improved in the past few months, there are yet some customers who have to wait a couple of weeks or even longer.
We would have expected these issues to have been completely resolved by now because it has been almost a year since Global partnered with Worldpay. Yet, a minority of folks are still 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. Quite a few users have to communicate with site staff multiple times across several different arenas (email, ZenDesk support, Twoplustwo forum) before having their problems seriously addressed.
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, 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. 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 2018, we covered an incident involving a player waiting more than six months to receive his $50,000 cashout, and this same individual has now reported that he has been banned from Global without being told why. The way the firm handled the service interruptions related to the Rattlesnake Open series in May 2018 has also left us wary. For a year or more, Global exposed users' personal documentation on the web for all to see.
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.
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
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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