My Deposit at PokerStars
My deposit was through a recent addition to the PokerStars Deposit methods.
Called UseMyBank..using just a regular Bank Debit card.
It was a horrific nightmare for me, but there were some basic things I over-looked in the process as it tends to get complicated very quickly.
First you need to Register with UseMyBank and give them your Bank Name and account # and the necessary Name Address Ph.# etc. and name PokerStars as the Account recipient.
Then they call you to to verify, or give you a encrypted code to enter online.
Second you need to Register with Your personal Banking Institution, and Add UseMyBank 'Specific' Payee. (Online Banking if you have that.)The name they give is a Specific (Not 'UseMy Bank').
Then You have to be absolutely certain that the Information at Your Bank, PokerStars, and 'UseMyBank' are exact in every detail.
Then You Deposit at PokerStars Using the Deposit method in the Cashier section of the Main Lobby. Clicking on UseMyBank as the choice. Then enter in the Amount and Currency of your country..converts to U.S. Dollars and check the box I agree to terms and conditions..etc.
**Last Thing...make sure your area of your IP Address is in the Region where you Live.
I was Visiting Family, in a different region and tried a depsoit. I also put the Ph.# of where I was at, and not my Home Ph.# at UseMyBank..which created alother problem (X2) mistake.
And PokerStars bounced my Deposit because of the IP was out of my Home Address area...go figure..(wireless-Laptop beware!!)
But PokerStars support Staff helped immensely for about 1 hr. to resolve my issues. And My Deposit got completed..
It was Hellish to say the least, but the greatest comfort I had was in the fact that it was so complex of a procedure and the Security measures that were in place, it is good to know that each party poker involved ensures no ill-misfortures are being done to affect either party poker concerned.
But that is the learning curve of making a 'First time Deposit'
It was a real comfort to have a PokerStars Support in a Chat format 'Live' to help me out. They are Really Awesome there!
I had tried for - 3 days in Total to make - 1 Deposit.
~ I know this all sounds like a TON of hassle, but if this is the only means that you have to Deposit and want to.. then I hope this makes it a bit easier to deal with when your attemp is made~
Good Luck! Hope this has helped.
*Final Note.. To Withdraw from the Site a Check Request is the best and most Reliable way to get your Money out. Which takes about 10 working days max. As PokerStars is Located in the U.K. and through the Regular Post not Courier or Priority, So In North America thats about how long you can expect to wait.*