Over the last serval months I have not played much at the PokerStars site. This is not due to reasons of dissatisfaction with PS, but more with the fact that all of the tourneys played by the Twitter Poker Tour, RailBirds and American Poker are mostly played on FullTiltPoker. Plus I have been playing most of my cash No Limit Hold ‘Em games on either DoylesRoom or a new site, Full Rush Poker.
Couple that with the fact that I have been losing on PS, my balance with them is now under $10. As I do play one or two events a week on PS, I decided to add an additional $50.00 which should cover me for the rest of the year for those events win or lose.
I used to use the eCheck option, but my bank has recently informed me that I may not do that. So I tried one of my credit cards that has recently worked on three different sites. This time it was declined, but not for lack of credit. I never keep a balance on any of my cards, paying them each month in total to avoid rake (interest). I tried a second card that has worked in the past as well. No go.
So now I will get a bank or cashiers check and mail it to PS. Within 7 to 14 days, I should be at a workable balance for the type of games that I play on PS. PS does not accept personal checks. You see the irony here. I cannot use my account but I can buy a bank check and use the banks account! They get a fee on bank and cashier checks and earn interest until the check has been cashed.
In the meantime I will try playing the “Double or Nothing” Sit n Go’s offered by PS to build my bankroll back up with them.
My previous post about how it is becoming difficult to play online is becoming truer and truer. I have written to the President, my Senators and Representatives via forms supplied by the Poker Players Alliance. I suggest that you do the same.
What are your thoughts about the current online poker laws in the USA? What should we as players do to change this? What can you do?