RE: Neteller Services Interrupted?

by , Jan 17, 2007 | 10:54 pm

I just got the following email from Ultimate Bet, regarding Neteller:

January 18th, 2007

Pokerati Dan,

Due to some changes in the online poker industry, NETeller has decided to no longer process payments as of January 17 to customers within the United States. We noticed you have used NETeller in the past to fund your UltimateBet account, and we are pleased to offer you a wide variety of safe and secure methods.

UltimateBet offers you the following easy-to-use payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, Instadebit, ePassporte, ATMonline and Click2Pay. Funding your account has never been easier. Get more info in the Cashier section of our software.


For a limited time, get a MASSIVE 100% Reload Bonus up to $650 when you make a deposit using any of our alternative payment methods mentioned above! Just deposit at UltimateBet between January 17 at 9:30pm and January 26 at 11:59:59pm ET and reap your rewards!!

Want more? Make your next deposit using one of these alternative methods and well register you into an exclusive Freeroll Satellite, where the winners will be entered into a MASSIVE $50,000 Guaranteed freeroll! Details of the satellites and the guarantee will be e-mailed at a later date.

See you at the tables,

The UltimateBet Team

So take that for what you will. Very desperatey-pushy, no? My previous “backup” deposit method was eCitadel. I don’t see them on the list.

ALSO: Kinda interesting that I heard this first from Ultimate Bet, and not NETeller? After all, I still have a $200 instaCASH transaction pending. (Adam … I swear the money is coming! Damn you George Bush!)

3 Comments to “RE: Neteller Services Interrupted?”

  1. Mean Gene

    We work fast. By “we” I mean UltimateBet, I write for the UltimateBet blog these days. We’re being proactive, not desperatey-pushy. I save that for when I have a date.

    Neteller posted their info on blocking US transactions just a few hours ago. Citadel is also blocking US customers (read about that on Bill Rini’s blog). Know anybody who wants to start a bank?

  2. Michele Lewis

    I received UB’s email as well. You can kiss e-Wallet goodbye too. Anxious to see who pulls out tomorrow.
    Dan-check your trash can.

  3. Bob

    And I love how whomever (whoever, who, whom, oh, fuck it) is reporting these issues for Reuters has no fucking clue as to what the UIGEA does (or doesn’t do).

    They keep reporting it as an outright ban on internet gambling, when it does no such thing.

    One of my pet peeves (and I seem to be getting more of them as I get older) is the perpetuation of ignorance. Particularly by those who are tasked with providing information.

    These are the times when I wish I had become a lawyer. I’d love to be on the legal team that gets the first challenge to UIGEA. And I’ll bet that it goes thru US Court in New Orleans, given the past rulings from that judge.