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Crippler450

Crippler450

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I was wondering earlier what the requirements for cashing out and raked hands at Pokerhost are. I investigated so I figured I would share with everyone here what I found just in case someone had the same questions as me. I found some pretty harsh restrictions:

1) You must play 5 raked hands (On $1/$2 tables) for every dollar you want to withdraw. Your raked hands are NOT calculated until you deposit. Meaning that if you win $100 from freerolls, then play for a month and get it up to $300 and want to deposit, you will be starting at 0 raked hands and you will need to play 1500 raked hands without losing the money in order to withdraw it. I have 215$ on the site at this time, mainly from freerolls. This means that I need to play 1075 raked hands at these tables just to withdraw my winnings. I have never seen such a horrible requirement on a pokersite just to withdraw what I have already won! Sites like royal vegas require 250 raked hands at any table and you can withdraw any amount that you ever want after that!

2) To get a raked hand, not only do you have to be dealt cards like other sites (At RV you can fold your hand and still get the raked hand), you have to a) be dealt cards, b) contribute to the pot, c) NOT BE THE BIG BLIND! (I was told this in an email from customer support and couldnt believe it)

You really have to search for this info because almost none of it is found on their website. Why? Because they want you to think that it is possible to withdraw your winnings without a HUGE hassle, which is not the case at all.

In other words, dont just make a deposit at a site without reading all the TONS of fine print before doing so. I will try hard for a long time to get some of my money out, but I doubt i will be left with much if any (Since i'll be playing at the high tables with a low bankroll in order to complete the rediculous requirements)

Wish me luck! and be careful where you stick your hard earned money!
 
ChuckTs

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hmm...i get the feeling you don't like PokerHost much...
yea i think alot of site have the same requirement actually
i asked Noble's online support over and over to make sure i got a clear answer...which i still don't really have
They've told me that i have to deposit and use the money deposited to get raked hands which will unlock my freeroll winnings
They've also told me that any freeroll winnings and money i've won with the freeroll winnings is mine but i can't withdraw until I make at least min. deposit
^^^this last one is kind of sketchy cuz i'm sure ill have more raked hands i need to acquire in order to withdraw it or something
yea and good luck lol
 
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No Chuck PokerHost's wager requirements are way over the top! There are plenty of reputable sites to play at that actually realise that the money in your acount is YOUR money. I wouldn't wish PokerHost on my worst enemy well maybe I might but you get the point! The minimum deposit deal at Noble is more of a verification thing I went through it myself long ago trust me make the 20 dollar deposit and you can do whatever you want with your Noble account after that.
 
Crippler450

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Here is some more information about Pokehost and my withdrawal so far:

Yesterday, they told me that I have $82.50 available for withdrawal and that I need to play more raked hands to release more. So I played almost 100 raked hands today expecting a lot more to be released of my $250. How much do you think is now available? $71.00! Apparently, any money that I lost since yesterday on the tables is taken out of my PROFIT! So basically, if you win money, it goes into bonus money that has to be released. If you lose money, that money is not taken back out of your bonus money, but it is instead subtracted from the amount that you have already released after playing your raked hands. I knew Pokerhost would find another way to screw its players, but this is pathetic.
 
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this is ridiculous ... I think you can forget about your bankroll there and move on ... or it can become bad for your health
 
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