I had heard of the delays with VISA FF withdrawals (my method of choice) thru 2+2 for withdrawals made mid march but i've also heard reports the situations improved in april. still its illegal for them to send money to our banks, so maybe the govts been cracking down too much and it wont get better. so many new states are close to allowing online poker, (cali and PA) they might be getting ready to close. so now that i won $1221 in friday nights $30 PLO8 mtt on bovada, im not comfortable with my new balance. that too much a portion of my lifes net worth and i feel keeping more than 2% on there isnt too smart. remember the old days where so many kept 95-99% of their entire worth in lives on FTP, and lost everything and spent the rest of their lives in homelessness and poverty when FTP went under til they eventually got it back? they thought it would be safer than a bank where the govt wouldnt see it. and look how it destroyed them.
a few hundred is one thing, and im happy playing with less than $200 on there. $1355 is something else. big difference in my psycological comfort level. for that matter i wonder how safe it is storing bitcoin on bitzino.com or any other site or even a wallet.
yes i got lucky to win this, i quadrupled up before late registration closed at the 15th level (wtf) and then tripled up once more to being 2 out of over 70 left. 27 were getting paid and i slowly started coming down as the field got smaller. at one point i was 23rd out of 33. somehow i made the final table (once the bubble broke it went extra quick) and then was back into 2nd on some big pots. slipped to 3rd but somehow made it to 2nd then a hard slow fight i somehow won even though HU isnt my strength. this is why i insist on playing on this site when im somewhere i cant play on stars. no one knows my new ID there by the way.
yeah i wont use checks. i dont stay put long enough and i desperately wish to move on may 7. tired of a shitty fridge and weak wifi. where yet i dont know. but im back over $18k now, even without the online cash. 235 logged hours and still $40 per hour. dropped $2 per hour today but the 2 previous days were quite good. a lot will need to be spent soon for medical care, rent, and maybe travel.
Vince paid me and hes working on putting it up and running. somehow ive lost my last spoon too, and its too much a hassle to remember it when in walmart 1-2 times per month. need to either live closer to a store, or closer to the casino instead of so far out where its better.
luckily today live BJ came thru for me for over $600 worth. or id dropped today. lost $450 poker, then later recovered over $120 of it. at 1 point early on, was out over $100 on BJ. most of the win came in the final shoe for over $300. played 3-4 hours. i am still limiting my max bet to 2 spots of $90, (under 1%)
i will say this, without the option of Bovada my life would be worse. i dont think this will continue forever