i got this straight from the horses mouth so to speak...pokerstars deposit assistance people.. this is what they told me
It is a pleasure for us to assist you and to see that you wish to be informed
before actually going to buy your gift card for a deposit with us.
At this moment, there is only one prepaid card working for US players at
. The card available is the "Vanilla MasterCard" prepaid card which
can be purchased at Walgreen's under the name of "Easy Bill Pay" (it has a big
green $ on the front). Please make sure to get the Vanilla MasterCard because
the Visa version will have restrictions against online gaming.
It is loadable from $20 - $300 with a $4.95 fee charged by the issuer of the
card, there are no fees at PokerStars. Please keep in mind that in order to use
these cards for online purchases they require activation, which must be done at
the store at the time of purchase.
As we have no agreements with the financial institution that issues these cards,
we cannot guarantee that they will continue working indefinitely. Such companies
can implement restrictions for on-line gaming transactions without notice. We
recommend that you contact us before purchasing this card in the future.
If you use this type of card to make a deposit at PokerStars you will be able to
withdraw funds through a Cashier's Check which will be sent according to your
An alternate deposit method that you may want to consider is Western Union.
Western Union is an international money transfer system. You may only send cash
in amounts of $100 up to $1800 plus fees, this depending on how much money you
wish to send. Payments will be processed between 9:30am and 11:30pm Eastern Time
and take about 60 minutes to be credited to your account.
Please note that you must use Western Union names only once, and it can be used
up to 48 hours after you requested it. In order to make a deposit, please go to
the PokerStars cashier, select the Western Union button, and click on
"Instructions" for complete details.
Additional information on other deposit options can be found at:
For further deposit related assistance, send your phone number and appropriate
time to call to firstname.lastname@example.org (http://webmail.cinci.rr.com/do/mail/message/mailto?to=dad%40pokerstars.com).
Thank you for choosing PokerStars.
PokerStars Deposit Assistance Team