Best Deposit Option on Pokerstars for an American living in Thailand

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ButIHadBlockers

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Hi guys,

So I'm not sure if this has been posted about already (I tried using the search feature but couldn't really find anything) but I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm an American living in Thailand, and I just got approved to play on pokerstars yesterday, which I'm quite excited about. However, I'm having some trouble finding a valid way to deposit money on the site. Both my debit and credit card are restricted from depositing on gambling sites (I'm assuming because they're US based) and a couple of the other sites I tried, skrill and neteller, explicitly say that any money I deposit on them cannot be used for gambling sites. Ecopayz says the same thing when I try to deposit with my American cards, but they also offer a local deposit option (depositing money at a local bank) that I think might work. Webmoney also seems liken it might be viable but the interface is quite confusing and it seems a bit shady. I was wondering if anyone has had a problem similar to mine and what the general consensus is about the best way to deposit on Stars. Any information that anyone could share would be extremely useful :). I'd also be open to paying someone to transfer me the money on Stars (not even sure if this is possible), but this would obviously be the shadiest option.
 
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Local bank account account would be my suggestion. With it open an ewallet like Skrill/Neteller/ecoPayz. Use local address not US. Problem might be ID verification with these but you did say you got cleared by Stars to play whatever you had to send them use to get your ewallet verified.

My suggestion would be to contact the ewallet explain the situation be open an honest and they will advise you on if they will offer you service and what you need to provide to them.

Webmoney is a legit site but it is confusing as hell to understand and to get it verified can be tough plus most of site in Russian.

Two option if all else fails is P2P transfer and Bitcoin.
 
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Local bank account account would be my suggestion. With it open an ewallet like Skrill/Neteller/ecoPayz. Use local address not US. Problem might be ID verification with these but you did say you got cleared by Stars to play whatever you had to send them use to get your ewallet verified.

My suggestion would be to contact the ewallet explain the situation be open an honest and they will advise you on if they will offer you service and what you need to provide to them.

Webmoney is a legit site but it is confusing as hell to understand and to get it verified can be tough plus most of site in Russian.

Two option if all else fails is P2P transfer and Bitcoin.

Thanks for the response! I ended up going with the local bank option and using EcoPayz and it's worked perfectly so far over 2 deposits (found out quickly how much harder the SnG's on Stars are). If anyone else runs into a similar problem feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll be happy to answer any questions. Playing on Stars is definitely worth the trouble.
 
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hi , deposit method with ecopayz

Thanks for the response! I ended up going with the local bank option and using EcoPayz and it's worked perfectly so far over 2 deposits (found out quickly how much harder the SnG's on Stars are). If anyone else runs into a similar problem feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll be happy to answer any questions. Playing on Stars is definitely worth the trouble.
hi , are u still in thailand ? i have the same problem , could u help me ? what about the local option ? thank u:)
 
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