re: Poker & Got my first check from FullTilt!
It is perfectly legal to get a check.
I cashed out from Pokerstars
for the first time last week. Put in the request after midnight last monday night/tuesday morning, got the check this monday, less than 1 week. Of course I had deposited with an echeck from money I had withdrawn from full tilt. I think this may be why I did not have to send in anything for confirmation of ID.
Withdrew from Full Tilt back in November, pretty sure the first check was within 10 days of my request, and a second check was within 5 business days.
On another note, I am pretty sure I got checks from the same payroll company for PS and FTP.