Getting Your American Poker Deposits to Work the First Time

Since the passing of the UIGEA back in 2006, online American poker deposits have become increasingly difficult to process. There are still some sites out there that claim to accept people from the US, but the failure rate for deposit processing is quite high and this can be quite frustrating. Despite this, there are still some out there, such as Bovada Poker, that enjoy quite a high success rate and offer up tons of different methods. There are some things that you should understand before you attempt to process any transactions, though.

First of all, American poker deposits are difficult because the UIGEA, or Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, made it nearly impossible for internet casinos to do business with any kind of US-based financial institution. Despite this, VISA is still able to work with these establishments to process payments with a varying rate of success. VISA debit and credit cards are the best options, then, and there are even some prepaid cards that may be accepted. There are limits of $600 per day, $1500 per week, and $2000 per month in most of these rooms.

If, like many people, your VISA card was not accepted by your venue of choice, it is more than likely not due to a problem with your account. American poker deposits are generally put through an automated VISA processor that is still subject to the regulations of the UIGEA. They will be rejected sometimes, but in most cases, you can simply try again in a few hours and get your payment to go through. If you are using a prepaid card, make sure that you can use it for international transactions since most of these poker rooms are headquartered in foreign countries due to licensure requirements.

If for any reason you still cannot process your deposit, then there are still some options available. In some cases, you can contact customer service and ask them to put it through a manual process. If this fails, you might be able to find an alternative method. Though there aren't really any e-wallet options, you might be able to process an electronic check, a bank wire, a MoneyGram, or even a paper check that you can mail to the site directly.

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