Play Poker for Real Money Using Local Bank Transfer

Local Bank Transfer

What are Local Bank Transfers?

The Local Bank Transfer allows you to make fund transfers in the local currency directly from your bank account to your PokerStars account.  You can make the transfer in your local currency 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 Local Bank Transfer?

The Local Bank 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 Local Bank Transfer. Click on the Local Bank Transfer button and enter the amount you wish to deposit in your local currency. You will be then presented with instructions, which will also be emailed to you.

The instructions will include unique one-time reference number. You must include this unique one-time reference number in the instructions to your bank when you are sending your payment to us. 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 loss.

It is also important that you visit the Cashier for each subsequent Local Bank 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 loss.

The transfer may take up to 4 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.

What are the deposit limits for Local Bank Transfer?

Please visit the cashier for your current deposit limits.

How does the exchange rate conversion work?

PokerStars uses the prevailing mid-market rate provided by XE (plus a small fee if applicable) to convert your deposits to your PokerStars account currency. For additional information, please read our Real Money Transaction Processing and Currency Conversion Terms and Conditions.

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

PokerStars does not charge a fee for using Local Bank Transfer, however your bank may charge a fee.

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