50% eCheck Bonus at PokerStars for US and Canadian Players

Now through December 17, 2007, US and Canadian players are eligible to receive a 50% bonus on their eCheck deposits — up to a maximum of $50 — at PokerStars. Use bonus code echecks2007 when prompted in the cashier.

For a complete, extensive, step-by-step walkthrough of making a deposit with an eCheck, read my article titled PokerStars eCheck Deposits. (Please be patient while the page loads, as it has 15 screen captures to guide you through the process.)

More about echecks from PokerStars:

An eCheck is an electronic check which allows you to make safe, secure and immediate electronic fund transfers (EFT) directly from your bank account to your PokerStars account.

eChecks work the same way paper checks do. When you deposit using an eCheck, the amount of your deposit is requested from your bank just like when a paper check you’ve written is deposited. Once the check clears, the funds are transferred from your bank
account to PokerStars.

Funds deposited via eCheck are immediately available in your PokerStars account even though the funds aren’t received from your bank account instantly.

As it can take up to 10 days for the funds to be received from your bank, your deposit is in an ‘uncleared’ status at PokerStars for 10 days after you make an eCheck deposit. While a deposit is uncleared, you may not cash out or request cash transfers unless you have a balance that is greater than the total of your uncleared eCheck deposits. Any portion of your balance that is more than the total of your uncleared deposits may be used normally including cashouts and transfers.

If an eCheck deposit is not honoured by your bank and is returned as unpaid, other restrictions will apply to future eCheck deposits including not receiving your funds instantly and instead only receiving your funds once your eCheck deposits clear.

If you have not made a previous eCheck deposit, the starting eCheck deposit limits are:

  • US $25 – minimum purchase
  • US $100 – maximum amount to purchase within 24 hours
  • US $300 – maximum amount to purchase within 7 days
  • US $600 – maximum amount to purchase within 30 days
  • There is a limit of one (1) eCheck deposit allowed within 48 hour period

NOTE: Once your first eCheck deposit successfully clears your bank 10 days after your deposit request, your eCheck deposit limits will be automatically raised to the following:

  • US $25 – minimum purchase
  • US $600 – maximum amount to purchase within 24 hours
  • US $1,000 – maximum amount to purchase within 7 days
  • US $2,000 – maximum amount to purchase within 30 days
  • There is a limit of three (3) eCheck deposit allowed within 24 hour period

If you would like to receive an increase in your PokerStars deposit limits, after you’ve had your starting limits raised automatically, please email us.

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