Originally Posted by JamaicanKid
What happens to our online poker winnings if we die and lets say leave a huge bankroll on Pokerstars (888 etc etc). Can it be claimed by our loved ones? Heck what happens if we die and they didnt know that secretly we were poker 'superstars' lol? All of those money will just remain????
This could be handled generally in a will, and specifically by including a list of assets with your will so your family knows where you have accounts. I suppose as long as you can provide sufficient documentation (death cert, will, obituary etc), then a claim could be made for the...how you say...dead money
It's an interesting situation from a consumer protections standpoint, in that the rights of your heirs need protection in the event of your death.
Disclaimer: Dammit Jim, I'm a donkey not a lawyer.