Pending Withdrawals and Manual Flushing

What is a reverse withdrawal?

Reverse withdrawal is the term applied by online casinos to the waiting period imposed between the time you make a withdrawal request and that request being processed. During this time you are able to reverse the request i.e. instead of completing the withdrawal, the sum goes back into your casino account so that you can continue playing with it. The reverse withdrawal also known as pending withdrawal is important as it adds to the time taken from requesting a withdrawal from your playing account to the funds hitting your bank account or e-wallet. The periods vary considerably from site to site.

See our list of online casinos and their ‘pending withdrawal’ times in the table below

1
5 business days
2
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
3
E-Wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-5 business days
4
Pending Time: 72 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
5
72 hours
E-wallets: 24-48 hours
Credit/Debit Cards: 3-5 business days
Wire Transfer: 4-7 business days
6
up to 24 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
7
After approval:
E-wallets: Same day
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
8
72 hours
Wire Transfer: 3 business days
9
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
10
E-Wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
11
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
12
72 hours
E-wallets: 0-1 hour
Credit/Debit Cards: 24-72 hours
Bank Transfer: 3-7 business days
13
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
14
48 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 3 business days
15
24 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-5 business days
16
72 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-5 business days
17
E-wallets: Same day
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
18
E-wallets/Bitcoin: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 1-5 business days
Bank Transfer: 1-14 business days
19
24 hours
E-wallets: 24 hours
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 2-7 business days
20
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
21
24-48 hours
Bitcoin: Approximately 15 minutes
Check: 10-15 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
22
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
23
24-48 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
24
48 hours
25
E-wallets: 24-48 hours
Credit/Debit Cards: up to 3 business days
Bank Transfer: up to 5 business days
26
48 hours
E-wallets: 24-72 hours
Credit/Debit Cards: 3 business days
Bank Transfer: 6-10 business days
27
48 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Wire Transfer: up to 10 business days
Check: 15 business days
28
72 hours
E-Wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 2-5 business days
29
24 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
30
48 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
31
48 hours
E-wallets: 24-72 hours
Credit/Debit Cards: 3 business days
Bank Transfer: 6-10 business days
32
E-wallets: up to 2 business days
Credit/Debit Cards: up to 6 business days
Wire Transfer: 2-6 business days
33
24 hours
Bank Transfer: 48 hours
34
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
35
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
36
24 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards / Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
37
24-48 hours
After pending period, may take up to 3 business days to reach your account
38
48 hours
E-wallets: 24 hours
Credit/Debit Cards:: 4-6 business days
Wire Transfer: 6-8 business days
39
Pending Time: 12-24 hours
E-Wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 2-4 business days
40
24-48 hours
After pending period, may take up to 3 business days to reach your account
41
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
42
24-48 hours
Once approved it will be processed within 3 business days
43
Pending Time: 24-72 hours
44
Pending Time: 24 hours
E-wallets: 72 hours
45
All withdrawals are processed within 72 hours (up to €1000) and up to 7 businness days (more than €1000)
46
up to 72h
E-wallets: 24-48 hours
Credit/Debit Cards: 3-5 business days
Wire Transfer: 4-7 business days
47
E-wallets: 24-48 hours
Credit/Debit Cards:1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 5-7 business days
48
E-wallets/Bitcoin: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 3-5 business days
49
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
50
E-wallets: 1-2 business days
Credit/Debit Cards: 3-5 business days
eCheck: up to 7 business days
51
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
52
24 hours
E-wallets:24 hours
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 2-5 business days
53
24-48 hours
Once approved it will be processed immediately but may take up to 3 working days to reach your account.
54
Withdrawals can take up to 2 weeks to be processed
55
E-wallets: 24 hours
Credit/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
Check: 5-10 business days
56
72 hours
E-wallets: 2-24 hours
Credit/Debit Cards /Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
57
Pending Time: 48 hours
E-Wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 2-5 business days
58
Pending Time: 24-72 hours (depending on the player's status)
E-Wallets: 1-8 business days
Credit/Debit Cards: 6-8 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-4 business days
59
up to 3 business days (Bronze, Silver and Gold)
60
24 hours
E-wallets: 24 hours
Check: 5-7 business days
61
E-wallets/Bitcoin: Instant
62
1-5 business days
63
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-5 business days
64
Bitcoin: Instant
65
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
66
Bitcoin: Instant
Bank Transfer: up to 15 business days
67
Pending Time: 24-48 hours
E-Wallets: 24 hours
Wire Transfer: 5-7 business days
Check: up to 10 business days
68
Not announced on their website
69
24-48 hours
Once approved it will be processed immediately but may take up to 3 working days to reach your account
70
48 hours
71
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 2-4 business days
Wire Transfer: 3-5 business days
72
48 hours
73
24-48 hours
Once approved it will be processed within 3 business days.
74
Pending Time: 48 hours
Bitcoin: within 48 hours
Check/Wire Transfer: 3-5 business days
75
Pending Time: 48 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards: 1-5 business days
Bank Transfer: 5 business days
76
48 hours
Once approved it will be processed within 5 business days
77
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 1-3 business days
78
Not announced on their website
79
48 hours
E-wallets: 24 hours
Credit/Debit Cards: 4-6 business days
Bank Transfer: 6-8 business days
80
E-wallets: Instant
Credit Cards/Debit Cards: 1-3 business days
Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
81
E-wallets/Credit/Debit Cards: 24-72 hours
Bank Transfer: 1-6 business days
82
24-48 hours
Once approved it will be processed immediately but may take up to 3 working days to reach your account
83
Bank Transfer: 72 hours
84
48-72 hours
Bitcoin: 4-7 business days
Bank Transfer/Check: 7-10 business days
85
All payments up to R100,000.00 are paid within 2 working days
Bank Transfer: 72 hours
86
Pending Time: 24 hours
E-wallets: Instant
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 3-5 business days
87
E-wallets: 24 hours
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 2-5 business days
88
E-wallets: 24 hours
Credit/Debit Cards/Bank Transfer: 2-5 business days
89
Bank Transfer: 4-5 business days
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If you do decide to reverse a withdrawal request the process is made very easy (deliberately so), and usually requires simply checking a box or clicking a button.

Why is there a reverse withdrawal period?

When you make a first withdrawal request, the reversal process allows the casino time to verify your identity. This is important for three reasons: the protection of players and to ensure they’re not the victims of identity theft, to reduce the risk of online gambling being used to launder money, and to ensure that underage players are not playing at a site.

Logic would dictate that after you have made an initial withdrawal and your identity has been successfully verified, there would be no need for reverse withdrawal periods to be imposed on subsequent withdrawals. Unfortunately, at the majority of sites this is not the case and you will need to continue to wait for withdrawal requests to be processed.

The reason for this, to put it bluntly, is that the casino is hoping you will change your mind. Naturally casinos wants you to continue playing and hope that by giving players this option they will reconsider their withdrawal requests and resume playing. Similarly, reducing the number of withdrawals it has to process reduces an online casino’s costs – both in terms of the time taken to complete withdrawals and in their own banking charges.

Advantages of Reverse Withdrawal Period

The fact that you can continue playing without the delay caused by first withdrawing funds, and then having to deposit them once more into your casino account is an advantage offered for the pending withdrawal process. This can also save you from paying the fees that are associated with some payment methods.

Disadvantages of using Reverse Withdrawals

The big disadvantage of course is that you have to wait to get a hold of your own money. This wait will be added to further depending on the payment method you use. If you’re withdrawing using credit card or bank wire transfer there can be an additional  3 -5 working days added on top of the pending withdrawal period before the money hits your  account.

This is why it’s generally advisable to use an e-wallet such as Skrill or Neteller to fund your casino account, as with these there is no additional delay – once the casino has processed your payment, funds are immediately available and accessible in your e-wallet account.

Can you reduce the pending time?

When you sign up at a new online casino, you should take the time to read the T&Cs to find out what their policy is regarding reverse withdrawal. Some sites have no pending period i.e., once you make a withdrawal request, the process begins immediately and you have no opportunity to change your mind and cancel the request.

All of the casinos we recommend also have loyalty and VIP programs, where once you attain higher levels of membership you benefit from faster withdrawal times with a reduced pending period.

Manual Flushing

There is also the option at some sites to request the removal of the reverse withdrawal facility directly with the casino. This process is known as manual flushing, and essentially means that the reverse withdrawal process is removed and any sum that you request to be withdrawn is not held by the casino as pending. This doesn’t mean that you get your funds straight away – the processing of the payment still needs to be made. Once you make a manual flushing request you no longer have available the option to reverse your withdrawal request.

You will need to make any manual flushing request directly to customer support, and it’s likely that you will meet with varying degrees of success (depending on the casino), but it is worth your while inquiring about this option in order to get access to your money faster.

A growing number of casinos and software providers are heading towards shorter reverse withdrawal times and offering player-friendly manual flushing.  Casinos now know that one of the most important considerations for players is being reputable and enabling players to get their money off the site ASAP. Still, there are some trends withing the casino industry even with ‘reputable’ sites. Generally speaking casino originating from Scandinavia running NetEnt (although not all of them) have zero or  very short pending withdrawals, whilst Microgaming and Playtech sites virtually all have 24hrs+ pending withdrawals.

 

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