I am a South African Citizen and have a bank account in California USA (I do not live there), i want to play poker for real money at Partypoker and want to use this account to transfer my funds, recently i have found out that it is illegal to play for real money at Partypoker in the USA, and that PartPoker stopped real money play for American accounts. is this true? Can i still play on the site? Should i find another site?
Party Poker has not been a US friendly site since 2006 and it was their own choice to leave the US market after the UIEGA was introduced. So your best bet would be to either open a new bank account in South Africa to use at Party Poker or just play at a US friendly site with your current account. The top two that I would recommend are Poker Stars and Full Tilt and both are better than Party Poker anyway. If you'd like to read more on this plus reviews, bonus codes and more for the top poker sites check out the site below and good luck.
Well, it's not illegal, it's just Party Poker's decision not to allow US customers. So when you tell Party Poker that you are using a new bank to deposit and transfer, they will not likely service your request since it is from the US. Your best bet is to play at a US friendly site and use US friendly deposit methods. Unless you play with play money on Party Poker.
Check http://poker-lobby.com for a list of US friendly sites that I recommend. Hope this helps.
Well, the bank is in USA so probably its impossible, there is a way though. Fulltilt poker is USA friendly site and you have the best chance to deposit there. You can find review of it here http://www.gamblingsafe.net/online-poker…
Its way better than party poker, which is not a bad site, but misses some things.