I've been with Ignition Poker for a few months now. They take my money from credit card real fast, but never let me withdraw whenever I won a tourney.
First they do not allow cash withdrawal, only the bitcoin or bitcoincash. But on their bitcoin withdrawal form they ask for non-existence 4-Digit Security Code. I email them so many times to send me damn CODE but they refuse.
Finally they email me a phone number to call. But that phone was never answered by a human, but an answering robot, and that cost me a fortune on international calls.
I now believe they are a SCAM. I used to make living out of Poker Star and 888 pokers till our Australian Politicians banned online-poker last year. Now we Aussies have to play only on dodgy sites like Ignition.
Please let me know how to get one's own money out of Ignition?
Fortunately, I have not had the same experience, but I will say buyer beware!! Also, if Ignition offers you any bonuses or promotions RUN, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN!! I'll tell you my story.
I love recreational poker, I'm a huge fan and a novice player that manages to play some good hands
sometimes. I live in PA where the only site is pokerstars
, for reasons that are outside of the scope of this message, I hate Pokerstars and am now boycotting it. I thought, after a lot of bad experiences to give Ignition a shot with Bitcoin as I've read quite a bit that it is a good site with a good reputation.
I went to my CoinBase account to find that my meager remainder that I had left in there a few years ago had ballooned to a decent bankroll
. I was quite pleased to find that I didn't have to deposit anymore money. I transferred a very very modest $25 into Ignition to test it out. After winning a few small sit-and-goes (and losing a few) I enrolled in a small $7 KO tourney and played a great game, had a great run and won the entire thing, first place. Now my $25 account was at $233.
Unfortunately, I accepted a "300% deposit bonus" and Ignition declared that every penny of my winnings were now associated with this bonus and locked all of it, except for $1. Everything else was subject to "playthrough requirements." I read what those requirements were, and basically I had to earn these "points" to unlock all bonuses and winnings associated with those bonuses or I would forfeit all the cash completely. How do you earn points? By betting on poker of course! So I went to a 1-2 cash game, wagered a little over $300 . I check my bonus requirement and was dismayed to find that I had met 4% of the requirement with those wagers. Geeze, $25 measly bucks are going to cost me a fortune! I put the remainder my money on black in roulette
(lost) and forfeited my bonus.
So, in the end it cost me a tiny tiny amount of bitcoin capital gains, but it certainly is a canary in the coal mine. I don't get it... Why would Ignition offer such stupid bonus? Why would they tie tournament winnings to it? I don't get it. I play a lot of poker and I invest a lot of money into it. That $25 that Ignition swindled me out of would have been a grain of sand compared to what they would have gotten in rakes and tournament fees that I would have put into that site had they just proven themselves to be honest brokers. I don't get it.