Play Poker for Real Money Using Bank Wire Transfer

Wire Bank Transfer

What are Bank Wire Transfers?

The Bank Wire Transfer allows you to make a fund transfer in either €EUR, £GBP or $USD from your bank account to your PokerStars account.

You can make the transfer online at your bank's web site, by telephone banking, by mailing/faxing the details to your bank or by visiting your bank in person.

How can I make purchases at PokerStars using Bank Wire Transfer?

The Bank Wire Transfer is fully integrated via the PokerStars Cashier screen. When you click on "Cashier" and then on "Buy Chips", you will see an option to use Bank Wire Transfer. Click on the Bank Wire Transfer button, choose the currency you wish to make the transfer in and enter the amount you wish to deposit. You will be then presented with instructions, which will also be emailed to you.

If your transfer form does not have space for this number, place it in front of your name. Omitting the reference number may result in payment delay or non-receipt.

It is important that you visit our Cashier for each subsequent Bank Wire Transfer that you wish to make, in order to get a new unique one-time reference number. Reusing reference numbers may result in a payment delay or non-receipt.

Please note: We do not allow your Bank Wire Transfers to be made via a third-party. This is due to anti-money laundering regulations. You may be charged all banking and administrative costs to return any such payment.

Currently the deposit limits are:

  • US $5,000 - minimum amount
  • US $1,000,000 - maximum amount
    Or equivalent
The transfer may take up to 5 business days to be credited to your PokerStars account. Once your account is credited, you will be sent a confirmation email.
Please note that you have 2 weeks to complete the transfer.Important: For wire deposits in the amount of USD 50,000 or more (or equivalent in other currencies), we will require additional information from you including source of funds.

How does the exchange rate conversion work?

If your transfer is received in a currency different to GBP, EUR or USD, the receiving bank will convert funds using European Central Bank (ECB) exchange rates. If you don’t hold an account in GBP, EUR or USD, PokerStars will convert the funds to your account currency using Reuter’s exchange rates.

You can view the current ECB spot exchange rates by clicking here

What will it cost me to use Bank Wire Transfer at PokerStars?

Wire fees from your bank and intermediary bank (if applicable) will apply. Please ensure that you clearly instruct your bank to deduct any transaction fees associated with the wire remittance. PokerStars will only honour charges applied by the receiving bank.

Please consider the available currencies in your PokerStars account, and the choice of currency you wish to make the request in carefully before you initiate your transfer request.

If you have any further queries, feel free to contact us


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