Joined: Oct '13
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 35 (M)
I'm not sure what you mean by that.
For the record I think PKR is a horrendous site. Bad rake, charges for deposits and withdrawals. Poor traffic too. Bit of a fad for recreational players who like to dress up their character and buy virtual drinks.
Consequence is that its FULL of fish. Maybe if you have the patience and play regular this might outweigh the rake/charges.
For sure PokerStars is not the safest for your health with all those nice 2 outers rivers beats. Yeah i also agree that PKR is just horrendous, it's only the graphics that's all the rest it is average... but hey nothing is safe in online poker
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 34 (M)
Depends what you mean by safest. That said - regardless of all the reasons people have to dislike PKR (and there are many reasons) - I've always considered my money very safe; they're well licensed and I've never had any issues withdrawing, I think they take player fund segregation very seriously, so I don't think there's much chance of anything like the Full Tilt scenario playing out.. That said - I wouldn't be surprised if the site itself went bankrupt one of these days; it isn't surviving very well these days.
They are pretty costly to withdraw from though; it's fine if you only make the occasional withdrawals, because you won't get hit with a fee too often, but since I stopped playing poker regularly, I no longer keep a 'bankroll'. If I want to play poker these days, I generally just deposit a few hundred dollars on a site, play for the day/weekend - then withdraw everything when I'm done playing - and doing this on PKR simply means throwing away money, unfortunately. So now days, I mainly play on Stars, if I play at all - although, stars has an annoyance too - you can't withdraw within 48hours of depositing, which kind of sucks, because as I say - now days I like to withdraw the whole balance as soon as I've finished a session.