I have a fully verified account. Made a deposit yesterday using a credit card. Played a few games and won a few quid. Went to withdraw and was told I have to use an old PayPal account. I explained that I don't use that account anymore as it was hacked and not safe and as a result I wanted to withdraw back to either the credit card I deposited with or via bank transfer and I would complete any further verification checks required on those methods.
I was told this wasn't possible due to AML requirements and I had to use the PayPal account. I explained I work in financial services and that this definitely not an AML requirement. In fact to comply with AML they should verify and transfer the funds back to the credit card I deposited with in the first place and in addition it was perfectly acceptable under AML to use another account once it was verified which I had offered to do.
I went on to further explain that by insisting on myself using a PayPal account which has potential security issues they were breaching the payment services directive 2 and the consumer protection code
The withdrawal still has not been processed and still no answer as to how I can withdraw. Had a similar issue last year when I had a large win except on that occasion, given the amount of money they wouldn't transfer in full to the PayPal account , which hadnt been compromised at that time, but rather insisted it had to go to my bank account which I needed to supply them with and verify. I did and got the funds eventually.
I get they don't want to pay out if at all possible but at least they could be consistent in the excuses they use, I. e PayPal was a problem when I wanted to use that for the big win, prior to its compromise, now on this win, PayPal is not a problem but rather my preferred method of withdrawal this time, I. E the credit card I deposited with. Painful!