This is a discussion on PokerStars Alternative within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; I think to change the room. I play mostly cash games and spin and go. Which room to choose? Where better than the first installment
I think to change the room. I play mostly cash games and spin and go. Which room to choose? Where better than the first installment offer? With which room is there no problem with the withdrawal of sresv? I downloaded 888, the design did not really like it.
I have recently moved from PokerStars to 888, although I still have my account on Stars, so its not like, I have completely given up on that room. I just thought, it was time to try something else, maybe find softer cash games, and if nothing else secure a first depositors bonus.
For sure the software on 888 is not as good as that on Stars. That is kind of to be expected, when Stars see like 7 times more traffic. Stars simply have more money to invest, and that show. That being said I am ok with the new table layout on 888, and after all you spend more time at the tables than in the lobby.
Also 888 have great promotions and freerolls. I have wrote about their current SNAP promotion elsewhere. So actually right now is a great time for cash game players to try out 888.
I would not recommend 888 for Spin n Gos though. The variety on 888 is called BLAST and is played 4-handed. However normal play stop after 2 minutes, and then everyone is all in, until there is a winner. So BLAST is really just a slot machine disquised as poker.
I have been at poker starse since 2009. About 5 years ago, for the first time, he withdrawn a fairly large amount. I was asked for a photo ID and literally in 24 hours the issue was resolved, the money was withdrawn. Two weeks ago, I tried to withdraw 3,000, I was again requested to scan (not a photo) identity card, utility bill, telephone (landline only) or the Internet, which shows my name, address and issue date. If I do not receive utility bills in my name, they can accept an extract from a card or bank account that contains my current address, name, and issue date (not older than three months).
After sending the documents, two weeks later they demanded the same documents, but no longer a scan, but a photo. Today came the answer, in which they require a scan back! same documents. The documents were sent out three times, in the form of a scan, a photo and again a scan. Today I have already lost these three thousand, the account is empty and I directly said to these guys or let them block the account or unblock the withdrawal, I will not throw money without an answer.
I am not sure, withdrawals are more smooth on 888 though. That is not exactly, what I heard at least. I think, a lot of it has to do with your country of residence. From mine we log on with a government issued electronic signature, and probably this is why, I have never been asked for documents, and withdrawal requests are processed immideatly. It is literally as easy and fast for me as making a wire transfer from a bank account.
Not sure what makes you think/say that but i use same (deposit and) withdrawal method in both stars and 888 - in stars money arrives within' minutes while in 888 it takes 2-3+ days so definitely smooth service lol
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Your title really says it all - Alternatives to Pokerstars, i.e., alternatives to the gold standard. Many try, but nobody completely measures up. They have the software and the clientele. Their support is second/third tier, but what good is first tier support if you can't find a game to play in the first place?