WSOP.com reportedly having trouble covering withdrawals
Several users are reporting long delays in payouts
A number of poker players on WSOP.com are apparently suffering from withdrawal withdrawal. Reports have surfaced that the site is taking a long time in fulfilling withdrawal requests, with some users having to wait as long as up to two weeks. The majority of the problems seem to be centered on PayPal withdrawals, but some of the players have indicated that WSOP.com is making odd requests prior to delivering the funds that seem to be more like stall tactics than anything else.
Christian Harder posted on Twitter on July 26, “I wonder when @WSOPcom will process my withdraw. Currently blaming it on WSOP. They don’t have $2108 on PayPal?” He later indicated that the site had requested that he submit his ID in order to facilitate the withdrawal, even though he says he has withdrawn and deposited several times.
Katie Stone, a poker pro sponsored by Borgata, chimed in, as well, saying, “Be really careful guys with these cash outs. Some weird sh*t happening with this and one [New Jersey regulator] has been fighting with them for a month because they ‘lost’ 20k worth of cashouts using PayPal. I would cashout to the cage for now if I were you.”
The problem surfaced after poker player Jon Borenstein reported an improper pot distribution while in a tournament. Following up to that announcement, John Mehaffey added, “The @wsopcom account has only tweeted once in last 15 days and it was to say it wouldn’t publicly discuss the bug awarding pot to wrong player. That’s about same time cashout issues started. Something seems very wrong there, even more than normal.”
WSOP has since responded to the delayed withdrawal claims, asserting that they were the result of a “simple oversight.” Losing thousands of dollars and mishandling withdrawals is anything but a simple oversight.