Another piece of online casino terminology you may have come across or heard is manual flushing. So what exactly is it? and what does it do? In this brief article I will explain to you what it is, and how for some players it is a huge benefit to them and their online gambling experiences.
SO WHAT IS MANUAL FLUSHING?
In a nutshell manual flushing is where you can get the casino to move your pending withdrawal to a separate area, so that you don't have access to it to reverse it. This won't speed up your withdrawal, but will take away any temptation for players that might not be able to wait for the pending period to end.
WHAT ARE LOCKED WITHDRAWALS?
A locked withdrawal is very similar to manual flushing, once you have made a withdrawal you have the option to lock it in. When a withdrawal has been locked, it will permanently stay that way, this again takes away any temptation for a player to reverse the amount back into their playing account.
DO ALL ONLINE CASINOS OFFER LOCKED WITHDRAWALS?
Unfortunately there are still a lot of casinos that don't offer either of these services to their players. I would imagine a very high percentage of withdrawals are reversed back into players accounts and then subsequently lost back in the casino.
I believe that in the not to distant future, the UK Gambling Commission will make this compulsory for every online casino, or the option of reversing a pending withdrawal will be completely removed.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF THE CASINO HAS THESE OPTIONS?
Because of the amount of casinos not offering these services, the ones that do tend to let you know on their site. You're more likely to see the option of locking a pending withdrawal being advertised than seeing anything about manual flushing. If you're in any doubt then go to the live chat option or contact support through email and ask if they offer these services.
CAN I PERFORM A MANUAL FLUSHING MYSELF?
Manual flushing can't be performed by players, you will need to go to the live chat or email support and firstly ask if the casino can action this on your behalf. There will be a very high possibility that the casino you are playing at doesn't offer the option to do this. If you think that you may be tempted to reverse a withdrawal when joining a new casino, ask in the live chat before you deposit if they have either of the facilities mentioned in this article.
Another way around this is to take a cooling off period at the casino after you have made your withdrawal, this will stop you from being able to sign into your account for a given amount of days, by the time you are able to sign in again, the cash will already be in your account. You can perform a cooling off period from your account page, or chat with the support who will assist you in completing this.
MANUAL FLUSHING EXPLAINED FINAL THOUGHTS
For players that are prone to reversing withdrawals and subsequently losing that money, this feature is one that they should take full advantage of. In the long run I think by the casino giving its customers this option they do in fact build a better reputation among online players. This is certainly something we would like to see at many more online casinos.
CASINOS THAT OFFER LOCKED WITHDRAWALS AND MANUAL FLUSHING