Originally Posted by Gorak
I think you will have to deposit at least one time before withdrawing. <<< this is not a hard and fast rule.
At some point; I've also been audited/verified on practically every site I play. This means they will ask you to send some documentation proving who you are.
I won big, and tho I could not get it out in one lump sum, I did get it out within a short period of time. I used part of it to get one of my eyes fixed.
My mental state through the process was that it was still play money till it turned into real money in my hands. So I did not really 'need' the money, and until it was cash in hand, I could not count on it.
So now my thought process includes that part of the game which goes beyond what happens at the tables, and includes the mechanics of the pokersites requirements to get that money into my hands.