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Absolute Poker Concerning Payment Options For US Players And Neteller.NETeller, Click2Pay, PaySpark and other ewallets are leaving U.S. market and online poker players have to search other e-wallets or alternative deposit/withdrawal options. NETeller has ceased allowing US Customers to use its services as of 8 pm EST 17th Jan 2007. The bad news is that players' funds are frozen for uncertain period.
Absolute Poker has been expecting this to happen for several months. The representative of the Absolute Poker announced they have many alternative easy, safe and secure deposit and cashout methods so they are confident their business "will be unaffected and will grow significantly over the coming months".
Absolute Poker is still holding a strong position in the U.S. market providing poker players from around the world with the very best online poker experience. You can play with 7,000 - 9,000 online poker players at any hour! The representative of the poker room said "We are 100% committed to staying in the U.S. and provide our players with the easiest, fastest, secure deposit and cashout options. However, in light of Neteller and other popular ewallets leaving the U.S., our processing fees have increased upwards of 5 times. These costs are higher due to the new and only deposit options available to U.S. customers, some of these deposit options also require Absolute Poker to cash guarantee all funds - we keep a cash reserve to cover all of our player balances. Due to this increase in costs, Absolute Poker has amended its terms and conditions so we can stay in business... and not be forced to leave the US market."
Absolute Poker has probably the most competitive merchant processing in the industry - i.e. AP customers will be able to deposit and cashout better with Absolute Poker than any of their competitors. By staying in the U.S., Absolute Poker is making the commitment to allow all AP players continue playing. Now players have the following deposit/cash-out options: debit/credit cards (VISA or MasterCard are recommended for US customers), ePassporte (also highly recommended for U.S. customers), A bank draft or cashier's check or Bank Wire. Non-US players can also use Neteller, Click2Pay, Moneybookers and UK debit/gift cards. Absolute Poker recommends all US customers deposit funds using their Visa, MasterCard, ePassporte or by Money Transfer.
Source: Absolute Poker
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