I was wondering earlier what the requirements for cashing out and raked hands at Pokerhost are. I investigated so I figured I would share with everyone here what I found just in case someone had the same questions as me. I found some pretty harsh restrictions:
1) You must play 5 raked hands (On $1/$2 tables) for every dollar you want to withdraw. Your raked hands are NOT calculated until you deposit. Meaning that if you win $100 from freerolls
, then play for a month and get it up to $300 and want to deposit, you will be starting at 0 raked hands and you will need to play 1500 raked hands without losing the money in order to withdraw it. I have 215$ on the site at this time, mainly from freerolls. This means that I need to play 1075 raked hands at these tables just to withdraw my winnings. I have never seen such a horrible requirement on a pokersite just to withdraw what I have already won! Sites like Royal Vegas
require 250 raked hands at any table and you can withdraw any amount that you ever want after that!
2) To get a raked hand, not only do you have to be dealt cards like other sites (At RV you can fold your hand and still get the raked hand), you have to a) be dealt cards, b) contribute to the pot, c) NOT BE THE BIG BLIND! (I was told this in an email from customer support and couldnt believe it)
You really have to search for this info because almost none of it is found on their website. Why? Because they want you to think that it is possible to withdraw your winnings without a HUGE hassle, which is not the case at all.
In other words, dont just make a deposit at a site without reading all the TONS of fine print before doing so. I will try hard for a long time to get some of my money out, but I doubt i will be left with much if any (Since i'll be playing at the high tables with a low bankroll in order to complete the rediculous requirements)
Wish me luck! and be careful where you stick your hard earned money!