Question Bank Withdrawal for US Player

cj1990

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Hi All,

I am facing a pretty new issue. Typically I play only using Bitcoin however I sometimes play at Raging Bull which as I found out only offers Bank Withdrawals. Several times now I have asked the Live chat Operators and every-time they say 'it's coming". I also found out during this chat that apparently they don't have my documents on file which I make it a point to become verified before I deposit at all (January 2017 to be exact), but that is a whole different issue.....

So the whole concept of a bank Wire scares the hell out of me.

I've read horror stories on here regarding US banks freezing customer accounts over Foreign Bank Wires I am looking for some advice regarding this. There is a pretty good sum of money sitting in my casino account that I would like to withdrawal but I am too scared to do so, am I over-paranoid? Does anyone have any advice on how I should go about this, Should I open a bank account at a place like Wells Fargo? I currently use only a local bank and a credit union. Why oh why did I have to pick a place that does not use bitcoin.

Any constructive advice would be welcome. Or smartassness if it makes me laugh.
 

cj1990

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EDIT: Several times now I have asked the Live chat Operators about Bitcoin withdrawal capabilities and every-time they say 'it's coming". I also found out during this chat that apparently they don't have my documents on file which I make it a point to become verified before I deposit at all (January 2017 to be exact), but that is a whole different issue.....
 

sueyh

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I don't live in USA, though I know a few people who live there. But I think a bank react when the amount of the money coming from oversea are huge.

If you think you can control yourself regarding to gambling, you can make a few withdrawals, not just one, give enough interval between withdrawals.

I have a friend who has a sister who lives in USA, and my friend have sent money to her, I think it was between 10-20k, as far as I know the money arrived there ok, but of course I know her sister got money ok because my friend sometimes talks about her sister can't repay the money right now, so I have no idea if her sister had to go through a few issues to get the money in her hands.

Hope somebody can help you better and you can enjoy your winnings.
 

kahntrutahn

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Hi All,

I am facing a pretty new issue. Typically I play only using Bitcoin however I sometimes play at Raging Bull which as I found out only offers Bank Withdrawals. Several times now I have asked the Live chat Operators and every-time they say 'it's coming". I also found out during this chat that apparently they don't have my documents on file which I make it a point to become verified before I deposit at all (January 2017 to be exact), but that is a whole different issue.....

So the whole concept of a bank Wire scares the hell out of me.

I've read horror stories on here regarding US banks freezing customer accounts over Foreign Bank Wires I am looking for some advice regarding this. There is a pretty good sum of money sitting in my casino account that I would like to withdrawal but I am too scared to do so, am I over-paranoid? Does anyone have any advice on how I should go about this, Should I open a bank account at a place like Wells Fargo? I currently use only a local bank and a credit union. Why oh why did I have to pick a place that does not use bitcoin.

Any constructive advice would be welcome. Or smartassness if it makes me laugh.

Presumably you are moving money into your bank account with some regularity if you're withdrawing in bitcoin from other sites, and I also presume converting that bitcoin into USD via Coinbase or something. So, the account is active and you get a wire... big deal! Lots of people get bank wires for lots of different reasons. Being that you use a small local bank, the charges may be higher than if you were at say, Wells Fargo, but nothing dramatic (probably an extra 20-50 dollars).

What you want to do here is make sure you don't get wires for something like $9500 -$9900. That's red flag city and could make it appear as if you were looking to structure a transaction. Don't do that! "Structuring" is a Federal crime. Don't do something stupid like send two back to back $5,000 wires either, that's also quite foolish and qualifies as structuring. "Structuring" means that one is attempting to structure transactions in order to bypass the $10,000 reporting limit.

Don't be scared of that $10,000 limit. No one from a 3 letter agency of the government will visit you if you get a 5 figure bank wire! Now, with that said, since you're overly paranoid, perhaps you should spread your requests out over a few months at some number between 4-7,000 USD per wire, once per month. Just remember, you'll pay more in withdrawal fees this way.
 

Mousey

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I haven't bothered to try and play in years, so bear that in mind.

Make certain you have the correct routing numbers! Do not use some online source, they may be outdated, and confuse the 'home' bank with your particular bank or just be plain wrong. Girl at my bank left out the intermediary bank # when she gave me the numbers which meant there were repeated attempts to send funds, which in turn raised some sort of red flag... nothing nasty but it did draw attention to my account and the transfer.

I also recommend that you have an account that is NOT your household account to receive said transfers. And use it occasionally for other things like a bit of online shopping or similar every now and then.

Also be aware that fees for wires vary greatly. My little bank charged something like $65 (4 years ago), plus there was a mystery $5 - $7.50 that would disappear with no indication of who that went to. All that on top of the $60 - $75 wire fee charged by that particular casino. Needless to say, I thought it was not only too much trouble trying to get money to/from casinos, but waaaaay too expensive if I did manage to win.

Good luck.
 

cj1990

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Thanks everyone for your advice on this.

I filed my W/D Request, since it appears most places are minimally staffed over the weekend I plan to try to re-initiate conversation with them this coming week.

I hope that this process will go smoothly, but I have my doubts....
 

cj1990

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You can contact the person who used to be the rep but has moved to a different position within the company. He helped some posters in the past weeks and actually said they would appoint a new rep but we have not heard anything.

His profile: https://www.casinomeister.com/forums/members/


Harry one of the first things I did was lookup the Rep info for Raging Bull either I am blind or there is no explicit listing for Raging Bull on the Casino Reps page.

I know that JasonFTA had worked with people in the past but it was not clear to me whether or not I should reach out to him.
 

Harry_BKK

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Harry one of the first things I did was lookup the Rep info for Raging Bull either I am blind or there is no explicit listing for Raging Bull on the Casino Reps page.

I know that JasonFTA had worked with people in the past but it was not clear to me whether or not I should reach out to him.

No, you are not blind. Jason removed the casino names from his profile, hence in the rep list it shows him only as Affiliate Manager.

It has been only about 2 or 3 weeks since he last helped a player to get paid, hence I hope for the best in your case as well :)
 

cj1990

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No, you are not blind. Jason removed the casino names from his profile, hence in the rep list it shows him only as Affiliate Manager.

It has been only about 2 or 3 weeks since he last helped a player to get paid, hence I hope for the best in your case as well :)


That makes sense,

I hope that they appoint someone new soon. Otherwise based on past history issues might tend to pile up on them.
 
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