Originally Posted by nobodynobodybutyou
Is it possible to keep USD in any of the online wallets (Skrill, Neteller etc.) so you don't get screwed with currency conversions when moving money from Pokerstars -> online wallet -> Thai bank?
Also I can't see where the screwing over takes place, I would have though you could have USD all the way when moving money like this then at the thai bank they do the exchange from USD - > Thai baht but apparently this is not the case?
Yes. It's possible to keep USD on all of the ewallets avoiding conversion fees when withdrawaling from the pokersites in US dollars.
The screwjob takes place once it reaches these ewallets if you then so choose to withdrawal directly to your thai bank. You'll take ~5% conversion hit as it's forced to be changed to EUR or another available withdrawal currency other than US dollars and then a bit more of a hit when it's converted through the intermediary banks and reaches your thai bank in baht.
It use to be possible to directly withdrawal from the sites to your thai bank but as far as i know 888poker is the only one currently processing these bank wires. Stars left a few years ago and Party more recently.