I haven't noticed any problems recently on iPoker sites
(as far as the software goes).
As far as choosing Everest as a Canadian I'd personally choose a different iPoker site to play on (ie. WilliamHill
). When Skrill
stopped allowing dep/WD to sites for Canadians, there were actually NO methods to withdrawal funds off of Everest (similiarly on BetFred & some of the other iPoker sites so make sure you look closely). I actually had some support staff advising me to leave zero $'s on the site(s) because going forward (post-Skrill) I'd still be able to deposit but wouldn't be able to withdrawal.
This was actually the case on Everest up until I'm not exactly sure when (very recent though). I won a few bucks in some freeroll I just couldn't resist playing (after I had WD my account in Jan. via Skrill) & looked again at dep. & WD options. There still weren't any withdrawal options available
I checked to see if they had player-to-player transfer... NOPE. So... no plan.
Then ~1mth. or two ago a friend of mine ran a priv. tourney on there which I ended up winning .... but still no option to Withdrawal. Randomly I go check it again near the end of July & now the 'bank transfer' option is available to Canadians too (prior til' recently it wasn't available & Canada
was not even listed in the list of Countries). My withdrawal went through promptly which I was obviously pretty happy about.
Why wouldn't I recommend Everest (to Canadians) then... because of this kind of wishy-washy situation for withdrawal options (for now it seems feasible but for how long? ... idk.. maybe it'll be good for a long time... who knows?).