Choice Poker

pokeraddict

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Las Vegas
This place got a thumbs down by me. The play was very tight but the beats were bad. I cashed out twice. The first took 2 days, the second took 6! Tough to find a game but if it gets off the ground they offer 30% rake back for life if you contact support about their charter program. I just didnt get a good vibe and didnt like the 6 day cashout either. That makes me nervous when a new room takes that long for $400.
 

pokeraddict

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Aug 3, 2002
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Las Vegas
The number of slow pay complaints have been going up and up on poker message boards in last 24 hours. I urge all to stay away as it appears yet another day has gone by and still no pays. Some are over 10 days since they requested their cashout. At just about 7pm ET there is one game going, a 3 handed $.02/$.04 holdem. This should be sign enough.
 

TAR

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Joined
Jan 4, 2004
Just got an e-mail from Choice Poker about free $1 buy-ins and something about they will cover some of your buy-ins if you deposit between $10-50... something like that. Don't know what this means, just thought I'd add it to the brew.

Tim
 

pokeraddict

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Las Vegas
The email is stating that you will get a tourney buyin of $1 each depending on the number of dollars you deposit. This place has alot of great promos and it seems they are feeling growing pains but this has all the signs of the bigbet disaster. Giving away too much with no customers to feed the rake. Luckily beigbet was backed by a large casino group, Even so bigbet still owes me $50 money ill surely never see again. Not that I could complain with the amount of cash I took out of there. Choice to my knowledge is not backed at all. Obviously with their slow pays your neteller deposit would be to pay someone else who is waiting unless their is some other odd reason they are slow paying. Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul usually is a bad sign.

I certainly wish choice all the luck in the world, any room with great promos needs to stick around. I just dont want to see anyone get a nice win and never see the money.
 
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loul

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Joined
Aug 5, 2003
about choice

hi pokeraddict
you're right ,same thing here,i'm playing since their openning and for my first cashin 48h and now i'm waiting since 1 week and always nothing in my neteller account.i received this email from us :

Sujet : Re: about a cashin
Date : 17/03/04 21:21:08 Paris, Madrid
De : [email protected]
A : [email protected]
Envoy via Internet (afficher l'en-tte)




Dear Laurent,

We would like to deeply apologize but at the moment we suffering a temporary cash out delay due to a transfer that hasn't reached us. We are located in Costa Rica and transfers can get delayed sometimes. I apologize again, as soon as we credit your account we will let you know. Thank you in advance for your kind understanding!

Best regards,
Sileny
Support Team



ok ok i'm waiting but sure i'll never redeposit a $ in this room,the game are very tight and the players bluff all their hands....i'm agree with pokeraddict...
and prefer playing at Ap or Paradise :in this 2 rooms you get your money the same day ( sometimes in 1 or 2 hours!!!!!) .......
loul
 

pokeraddict

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Aug 3, 2002
Location
Las Vegas
Maybe others could give an opinion about this but the temporary cashout delay because of a transfer is bull s. Think about this. That money must be sitting in a bank account right? They could open a neteller account with this money and pay you from that or transfer it to choice's neteller account in about 2 days. Same with prepaidatm.

If it is sitting in cash then they could take it to a bank of america and send it to neteller right? For prepaidatm they could send a quickpay. They could even make arrangements to send you all a western union, one of their withdraw options. It honestly sounds like they went bust 2 months into business. I just cant imagine what could take them 2 weeks to pay these people. Where could this money be coming from to take this long?

Blaming on the banks in Costa Rica is BS since it is so easy to have neteller and prepaidatm set up from anywhere. I certainly hope everyone gets paid. I doubted Bigbet would pay and they did but I think Choice is ruined forever over this.
 
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pokeraddict

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Aug 3, 2002
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Las Vegas
It appears many players have been getting paid today while others have not. This is still a good sign. Maybe by the end of the day all will be paid. At the very least it lets players owed know that Choice has the intention to pay and is not totally bust.
 

loul

Dormant account
Joined
Aug 5, 2003
hi
happy to see some players got their $ ,nothing for me since 2 weeks now ,bad choice for this one!!! :sniper: go trying another one :thumbsup:
 

pokeraddict

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Aug 3, 2002
Location
Las Vegas
It has been 9 days since anyone has posted a payment from choice and many others have posted they are still waiting. Choice claimed to these players the transfer they were waiting on arrived and everyone would be paid 7 days ago. Then unpaid players went back to live chat Friday and they were told this transfer had NOT arrived. Live chats were posted at the zoo showing this.

I have their CS on my AOL IM and MSN and they have not been on since Friday midday. Thier live chat has not been on since then either. Many players have stated their emails have been ignored.

In just the last few weeks a skin to this room was purchased by the adultpokertour.com and ever since most cash out requests have gone ignored. These skin players seem to be the only ones still playing there confident they will get paid.

Most Choice banners have been taken down on affiliate websites leaving me to believe they arent getting paid either.
 
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pokeraddict

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Aug 3, 2002
Location
Las Vegas
Choice skins to avoid......

adultpokertour.com
tophandpoker.com
megacompspoker.com

The top two domains are registered in the U.S. Thats probably not a good sign, the 3rd is listed privately.
 

loul

Dormant account
Joined
Aug 5, 2003
i get my $

hi
it's ok for me i get my $,i contact them by live chat,is closed but you can write a message,i get my $ just after.
 

pokeraddict

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Aug 3, 2002
Location
Las Vegas
Still no sign of management, emails going unanswered, and still many unpaid players. One is owed thousands and most are 30+ days late. Looks like a disaster for players and the skin owners. The thing that is so wrong here beyond the non pays is that they still continue to accept deposits, not that there is a game to play in. 24-hr Ring Game Pots according to pokerpulse, $0
 
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