Full Tilt, PokerStars freezing accounts allowing direct deposits from US banks?

by , Aug 22, 2007 | 2:10 pm

The online poker world for American players continues to stay funky. What is and isn’t allowed seems to change with regularity, particularly when it comes to your deposit and withdrawal methods (in an unregulated, international jurisdiction environment).

As Michele pointed out, there’s a “crackdown” on players with more than one account. The Pokeratizen known as Como has gotten caught up in this sorta investigation on Full Tilt. He has two accounts — one from way long ago that he never uses with no money in it. Another one that he uses regularly with some relatively significant dough. As FTP sorts through it all, his account with no money in it is open, while his real account is closed and his kizzash essentially frozen.

Meanwhile, Sanbob writes in with some info about a new preferred status he has been given from PokerStars. It seems akin to getting special clearance to pass through airport security or something:

Hey Dan,

Logged onto Pokerstars last night and got a popup saying that I was one of the select few U.S. customers to be allowed to use echecks again. I went to the cashier and used my bank account to deposit funds. I do not know if they are allowing to cash out with this option yet but will let you know. When I deposited I received a email notification from a company named Dunfinance. I don’t know how I got selected to be on of the select few, maybe because I qualified for the main event thru them, but according to Pokerstars this option will soon be open to all U.S. customers.


6 Comments to “Full Tilt, PokerStars freezing accounts allowing direct deposits from US banks?”

  1. DanM

    By the way, not to be a total shill, but this is as good of a time as any to encourage you to try out the game from one of our new sponsors, Duplicate Poker. (See above … directly above.) They have a fully legal semi-poker room that allows for easy, direct withdrawals and deposits regardless of your country of origin.

  2. Fawcett

    I had the same deposit option upon login over the weekend as well…

  3. PokerStars allowing direct deposits from US bank accounts : Poker News

    […] Pokerati is reporting today that select US players are being given the option by PokerStars to make deposits directly into their PokerStars accounts from their US bank accounts with echecks – an option that essentially hasn’t been available to US players for several months now. […]

  4. Patrick Corcoran

    Considering that poker is legal in California, maybe they are enabling this for accounts which can be verified as belonging to CA residents? Just a thought.

  5. Kevin Mathers

    I’m in NY state, and I was able to deposit into Stars on 8/22.


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