I live in Nevada and can't use Echecks any more either. And when I emailed to find out why, I got the same standard reply. From reading here, it seems Poker Stars has run into some kind of legal issue, while other poker sites
have not. Seems strange, and I'm guessing that PS isn't accepting Echecks from any state now. Thanks for this goes out to the Republican party that passed the Unlawful Internet Gaming Act in 2006. Don't blame me, I don't vote for those intolerant, senile old boobs. But anyway, the only option left is Western Union. I checked on their website to see just what it will cost to make PS's minimum deposit requirement of $100. The cost is $15. So I have to pay 15% interest for such a deposit. To send $200, it costs $22, so the interest rate comes down to 11%. This isn't very appealing an option for me. I play micro limits, but now I'm gonna be in the hole to the tune of $15 or $22 before playing a single hand? To pay in fees an amount that by itself would last me a good month playing cards, assuming my typical luck? Ugh.
I still have a few bucks left in my account, plus some FPP's to play off, but after that, I don't know. I used to play 7 days a week, several hours a day, and burned through ALOT of money before throwing in the towel and downsizing to these micro stakes that don't cost so much, so now it's all just for fun and killing time, but paying such fees makes me hesitate. So we have to decide if it's worth it, and maybe there's something better to do with our time than to enrich Poker Stars playing a game that gives no better odds
than playing a slot machine no matter how much skill we have, and I have plenty of those all around me just a few minutes drive away, and I get free drinks and eye candy too! Hmmmmm .......