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BY JOSH H, OWNER AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Hmm, where are the big headlines from sites boasting about having the fastest poker payouts?
I see giant misleading bonus numbers, stock-photo-laden promotions, and 8 REGISTER NOW buttons, but how fast are the cashouts?
A site's poker payout speed should be as prominent as those obnoxious cookie notice banners all over the web these days.
You've got the fastest poker payouts? Why yes, I'll enter, eat, drink, be merry, and stay awhile.
Weeks-long cashouts and pointless identity checks? Just put the skull above the door. "Dead men tell no tales."
Maybe sites don't advertise their poker payout speeds because they don't have very good ones. Maybe they don't want you to hold them to it if they decide to hold onto players' funds and collect a little more interest.
Sometimes you'll find general poker cashout time guidelines posted in official poker site FAQs such as "7-10 business days for Bitcoin". These generic placeholders are adhered to every plutonium half-life or two.
Online poker sites certainly don't want to psychologically get you into payout mode before you've had a chance to contribute to their bottom line.
So, with all those roadblocks, how do you know which sites will make the fastest poker payouts?
Let me do the legwork for you.
The best part? I've been playing online poker since 2004. I've played at all of these sites for 5+ years. Let me just tell you who has the fastest poker payouts from my own real experience. No guesswork needed.
Sound fair enough?
Let's make sure you know:
It isn't foolproof, but almost all of the "old" online poker sites do better with payouts than the newbies. Party Poker certainly fits into the former.
The cashier has one of the largest collections of withdrawal methods and sports rare methods like PayPal. Expect e-wallets within hours.
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Unibet Poker is a less familiar name for poker, but they've forged some great payment processing for years as a casino and sports site.
You won't find quite the laundry list of cashout methods as their bigger brethren, but their poker payout speed beats a lot of them hands down.
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You know what I like best about PokerStars? That poker payouts there have almost become boring because there's no suspense about it.
Get in their circle of trust with a good history and you're likely going to see instant cashouts. Does it get better than that?
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|Poker Site||Fastest Payout Time||Fastest Cashout Method||Minimum Withdrawal||Link|
|PokerStars||Instantly to under 12 hours||Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, and PayPal||$10||Play there|
|Party Poker||Instantly to under 12 hours||Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, and PayPal||$10||Play there|
|Unibet Poker||Instantly to under 12 hours||Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, and PayPal||$10||Play there|
|BetOnline Poker||1-2 days||Bitcoin||$20||Play there|
|America's Cardroom||1-2 days||Bitcoin||$25||Play there|
|Ignition Poker||2-3 days||Bitcoin||$20||Play there|
Payout speed is going to depend on where you live and which withdrawal method you choose. If you're from the US, Bitcoin payouts will your fastest option. Currently, Bovada Poker is sending fast Bitcoin payouts within 24-48 hours of being requested.
Although you can still go old-school and get a paper check from most online poker sites, if you're looking for fast payouts, you'll want to stick with an electronic method. The exact options will depend on the poker site, but the most popular ones include check, bank wire, Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, and direct bank transfer.
I'm partial to Bitcoin for payouts because it's fast, private, and almost never comes with any fees attached. You also get the lowest payout minimums. Next to Bitcoin, I like direct bank transfer, as you can get your payout sent right to your bank account without any check-cashing hassle.
Yes, absolutely. Although there was a crunch years ago for Americans getting their poker payouts consistently, those days are gone. Bitcoin is perfect for USA players, but if you don't want to deal with that, then Global Poker is a no-brainer. They'll send payouts right to your bank account with no fees and it only takes a few days to receive.
One of the key factors that not many prospective players check (but you should) is how a site's poker payout options mesh with your own needs.
You might see a big grid of payout logos, but which options are available to your country? Furthermore, not every deposit method supports fast payouts - or any payout at all.
If you're attached to a payout option more than the poker site, limit your search to places that have it.
Cashout times will vary greatly depending on the method you're using, the poker site you're working with, and, seemingly, how quickly the payout hamsters are spinning their wheels under a full moon on Thursdays.
Use this page as a starting point for payout times, as I keep it updated according to my last withdrawal. Generally speaking, almost all reputable poker site follow this pattern:
Yes, although established non-US poker sites are very unlikely to change their payout speeds. They have established relationships with their banking partners and have policies and routines they stick to.
If you’re satisfied with how quickly a site pays you, you probably don’t have much to fear for the future.
However, poker sites processing US payments can have hiccups lasting several weeks to months if they lose a key processor.
The last several years have been quite stable for the US sites listed on this page, but it remains unpredictable. Bitcoin is easily going to be the fastest and most reliable US poker payout method for the foreseeable future.
Each poker site has different individual policies that may affect how fast you can get your payouts. For example, some sites (who I would never list on a page about fastest cashouts) actually require players wait an arbitrary 72 hours before receiving anything.
There’s no reason they have to do it, but they do just to hold onto your money a little longer.
Poker sites will also vary in the security verification procedures they require. You’ll often be able to make small withdrawals to e-wallets or via Bitcoin without sending in identity documents, but some sites will require it before any payout is processed.
Pretty much everyone requires things like scans of your ID and a utility bill for withdrawals exceeding about $1,000.
ID verification will delay payouts somewhat, but probably not more than 1-2 days at the better sites and you’ll only to do this once per site.
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