Originally Posted by pogreshilly
The official reason for these requirements is that they want to make sure you're of legal age to gamble and to "safeguard the integrity" of Mansion--and of its players (?!). The REAL reason might be because Mansion is on Scam Artist Island (i.e. Gibraltar) and can get away with selling your personal information to the first identity thief who wanders along and offers them enough money.
Are you serious?
First, calm down. I understand that it can be frustrating for a site to accept these when you deposit money and then require more to cash out. Trust me, I know. When I was a noob to poker I too was bit by the same bug you were. I even started a thread telling everyone what crooks the site was. http://www.cardschat.com/f13/stay-away-ultimate-bet-77515/
I soon realized that poker sites need to ask for this kind of thing to prevent fraud and\or money laundering.
They do NOT want your info so they can sell it to identity theives. They even tell you that you are allowed to blackout certain information that Identity theives would need.
They are asking for this information to make sure you are who you say you are and am not someone who has guessed the password to that account or someone else entirely just trying to launder money.
Rest assured that their requests are only there to protect your money from dishonest people.