Chip-Dumping Forces Intertops to Audit All Cash and SNG Wins
Key Takeaways
  • All players’ winnings are to be checked by security before being credited to players’ accounts.
  • The unprecedented move is to counter the “dramatically increasing number of chip dumping incidents.”
  • Intertops boasts fast cashouts for US players, but other skins on the network still struggle with cashouts lasting many months.

Popular Revolution poker room Intertops announced late last week that winnings of all its players in cash games and SNGs will first be reviewed by network security before being credited to accounts.

According to the representative, the unprecedented move is to counter the “dramatically increasing number of chip dumping incidents” that the poker room has observed.

“All winnings are being reviewed by the network security before they are authorized and credited to the player’s account,” the official Intertops representative wrote on 2+2 last Friday. “This causes a delay between cashing out of a table / winning a tourney and the accounting process.”

The representative later clarified that winnings from multi-table tournaments will be exempt from the audits.

Intertops, which operates its own payment processing, holds one of the highest ratings for cashouts to US players. It boasts an A- from the independent US Online Payment Processing Report, and withdrawals are processed in a matter of days. Funds trade at over 90c on the dollar, according to the latest compiled statistics.

Other skins on the same network, however, are quite the opposite. Juicy Stakes, the Revolution skin that houses US players previously on Cake, received an “F” grade on the same report, with some players waiting over six months for US cashouts, and 2-3 months for international withdrawals.

Meanwhile, troubled skin Lock Poker is graded D-. Lock Poker money trades at less than 30c on the dollar on the 2+2 poker forums.

This cashout dichotomy on the network means that players with money stuck on low-grade skins may try to “chip dump” funds—purposefully losing cash game hands or HU SNGs—to an Intertops account, which could then process the withdrawal much faster.