Carbon Poker charged me 5% to withdraw bitcoin

Discussion in 'Bitcoin Poker' started by 2damoon, Jun 10, 2016.

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  1. 2damoon

    2damoon Member

    Isn't bitcoin supposed to be the cheap option? Even though other US-facing poker rooms like Bovada have zero bitcoin banking fees, Carbon Poker charged me 5% last week. I could tolerate 1% or even 2% but 5% seems like daylight robbery to me.
     
  2. uglymug

    uglymug Member

    last year i had to wait 4 months to receive a payout from carbon poker. i haven't played there since. i don't know how they can justify 5% when there are plenty of other btc poker sites that charge 0%.
     
  3. Hernia

    Hernia Member

    I was waiting months for a withdrawals from Carbon Poker also and had kind of written off the money. They didn't start to really clear the backlog of payments until bitcoin was added as a banking method. When they offered me my money minus the 5% bitcoin fee I bit their hands off. 95% of something is better than 100% of nothing.
     
  4. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Yes, one could argue that without bitcoin they would never have cleared the backlog of payments and regained some trust from players. Carbon Poker may have been the first online poker room to have been saved by the crypto-currency.
     
  5. uglymug

    uglymug Member

    it's great that bitcoin helped carbon poker pay their players but now that they appear to be out of financial difficulties they should drop the 5% charge. do betonline, bovada or americas cardroom charge their poker players to make a payout?
     
  6. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    I think Carbon Poker's days may be numbered. They are no longer accepting new US players, which must mean the end is nigh given that most of their players come from the United States. Their current player pool will keep them afloat for a while but without fresh blood they'll be gone within a year. It's a shame because they really did have good poker software.
     
  7. PokerGod

    PokerGod Member

    Carbon Poker look like they are going through a rough patch. If the 5% withdrawal fee helps to keep them afloat then I'm happy to pay it temporarily until they get back on their feet. Bovada and Americas Cardroom poker software just can't compete with Carbon.
     
  8. Spud

    Spud Member

    betonline charge 6.5% for bitcoin deposits and 2% for bitcoin withdrawals so i don't know what you are all complaining about. your incredulity should be aimed at betonline.
     
  9. Doyle

    Doyle Member

    Withdrawal fees don't both me too much because most people at online poker rooms are recreational players who are there for fun. They deposit $100 and keep playing until it's gone. It's deposit fees that I hate.
     
  10. EthHead

    EthHead Member

    There are going to be costs associated with processing and holding bitcoin so you can't blame them for trying to cover their overheads.
     
  11. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Is Carbon Poker still not accepting new players from the United States?
     
  12. 2damoon

    2damoon Member

    no, which is a bit of a tragedy in my book.
     
  13. Kaboom

    Kaboom Member

    does this just affect the poker section? can american sports bettors still join their sportsbook?
     
  14. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    Carbon Gaming in general is not accepting any more players from the US so yes that affects sports betting and casino gamers also. If you already have an account with Carbon you can continue playing.
     
  15. Gooch

    Gooch Member

    Carbon Poker is a shadow of its former self. Last year they started kicking off any players that were profitable or limiting them to playing at only one table.
     
  16. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

  17. BeastyBoy

    BeastyBoy Member

    If carbon poker are unable to accept new real money USA players, why don't move their HQ to a more friendly gambling country. They should just join the same gambling commission as Americas Cardroom and BetOnline.
     
  18. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

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