Ever since the UIGEA act was signed into effect in 2006, poker players have had a much tougher time getting their money in and out of accounts. Not only can United States players not use credit cards to fund their accounts, but the number of online payment options have been reduced as well. So, with only a handful of options at their disposal to receive and withdrawal money, poker players are forced to find alternative ways to make financial transactions.
One way poker players are doing this is through player to player trades that involve Player A who can’t easily fund their account on one site trading money to Player B on another site. Once the trade is made on the other site, the Player B will then transfer money on the site where Player A has difficulty doing so. It may sound a little confusing, but it’s really not that bad.
Unfortunately, this process often involves two people that have never met face to face so it can be risky for those involved – especially the person that makes the first trade. That’s why it is so important to make sure you take some precautions before making poker account trades with other players.
The first thing that you should do is exchange contact information with the player whom you are thinking of trading with. This way you’ll have a way of getting a hold of the person if the exchange doesn’t work out as planned. And make sure to check out the contact information to see if it is indeed a way to reach the player before proceeding.
Another thing to do is to make the player comes to a table so you can be assured that they do indeed have the money you need. Once you can verify this then it is much safer to make the transaction since you can contact the player and know they have the money needed.