How to Deposit and Withdraw at U.S. Online Poker Rooms

John Mehaffey - October 11, 2012

U.S. online poker players are becoming increasingly frustrated with the difficulty of making deposits at online poker rooms. Credit cards can be declined and ewallets are no longer available in most cases. This means that players have to put a little more effort into making a deposit. It is not impossible though.


Paypal used to be widely accepted for U.S. online poker. That is not the case anymore but you can still use Paypal to deposit at Skillbet. Players in 27 states and the District of Columbia may deposit using Paypal at Skillbet. That is because Skillbet is classified as a skill game in those states.

Credit Cards

Credit cards were once a popular way to make deposits. These cards are not widely accepted anymore at U.S. online poker rooms. Skillbet does accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for deposits.

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Debit Cards

If you are looking for a more traditional U.S. online poker room then you may want to use a debit card. These have a higher rate of success. This is especially true is using an international prepaid Visa card. These can be purchased at many drug stores, grocery stores, and large retailers. Many debit cards tied to bank account work as well but with a lower success rate than prepaid cards tied to international banks.

Western Union/Moneygram

Cash transfer services such as Western Union and Moneygram are accepted by all U.S. online poker rooms. Moneygram is slightly cheaper than Western Union. Poker rooms will often reimburse the fees associated with a transfer if a player deposits $300 or more. Players can make a deposit from their home by phone or the company's website by debit card or a credit card with a sufficient cash advance limit. Cash may be sent from agent locations. These agents are often found at grocery stores, large retailers, convenience stores, and check cashing locations. Cash transfers are typically accepted 24 hours a day. Contact the poker room's support for instructions on how to send a cash transfer.

Other Options

Some U.S. online poker rooms will accept a check, money order, or bank wire. These may not be listed in the cashier. Contact the poker room's support to see if one of these options are available as a backup.

How to Withdraw From a U.S. Online Poker Room

U.S. online poker rooms offer many options for U.S. players that would like to make a cashout from their poker room. All poker rooms offer a check option. Large transfers can be made by bank wire. A faster, but expensive method, is to receive a cashout by cash transfer.

It is still possible to deposit and withdraw from U.S. online poker rooms. Of course we still offer several free bankrolls to U.S. players too, which will help get you started.