Any other online poker players here. Since Neteller and apparently Click2Pay are now also out of the US market for transferring funds to online poker sites, has anyone tried any of the other eWallets? I have a good chunk of change (nothing earth shatterring or anything) at FullTilt and PokerStars but haven't played much lately and wanted to see which eWallets were reliable.
Also any thoughts on what has been happening? I don't play much online poker anymore but everyone (not only poker players) should be outraged at this due to the government telling us once again what we can and can't do in our own homes. What's next, no more online porn ; )
(edited by TinMan on 23.1.07 0839) The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
If you want to see outrage, go spend a little while at the Two Plus Two forums. Poker players everywhere (well, everywhere in the US at least) are in a fury.
As for eWallets, I'm just about resigned to give up online poker. Sure, there may eventually be another option that is as dependable as Neteller once was. There may even be one now that we aren't all aware of. Anyone know if ePassporte is still dependable? The problem is, even if us regular online players find something to use, the occasional (read: awful) players that some of us like to take money from won't bother to go through all the trouble. It'll just be a bunch of poker sharks trying to out-duel each other.
It's been discussed at length in every poker forum I go to. Online poker in the United States is seemingly nearing the end of its rope. Party gave up on US customers right out of the gate, sending a flood of players to Stars - but now without NetTeller, it's gonna get rougher still.
I don't know if usemybank is available to US customers or not, but I've used it to deposit on Eurolinx on several occassions and I was quite pleased. There's a small premium charge but nothing outrageous.
It's been good to us Canadian players though. Eurolinx in particularly recognizes the value of us Canucks, and set up a private tournament for Ottawa players only last night. $10+$1, with $500 added, +$100 to bust Marc Karam (Ottawa poker player, finished 6th in a recent WPT event, 4th at an ETP event, and 6th in the Aussie Millions last week). PLUS they gave out a $100+$9 seat to their $250,000 guarantee for 1st, and a $50+$5 seat to their $150,000 guarantee for every finisher after that for every 10 players in the pool. I busted Marc and won the event, taking home $410 plus the seat to their $250,000 guarantee. So while the legislation sucks for Americans, it's paying for us up North.
For any Hunter S. Thompson fans out there: I saw HST on Tim Russert's show last week promoting his "new" auto-biography Kingdom of Fear and I was frankly shocked. He was beyond unintelligible. He needed sub-titles for fuck sake.