I've been debating whether I should try playing online or mobile poker using a Virtual Private Network in the United States to mask my location. Using a VPN to hide my location and IP address would enable me to play at poker sites like PokerStars or Full Tilt again. I'm wondering if it is worth the risk because I've read that PokerStars issue a lifetime ban to anyone who uses a VPN to play from inside the USA. I've done a little research and the key problems seem to be... How do I cash out if I'm required to supply bank details when my bank is located in the US? PokerStars, 888, PartyPoker and other sites monitor VPN IP address so it would be impossible to use a well known service without being caught. Does anyone have a list of lesser known VPN's that aren't banned or monitored? My IP address is not going to match the country of the Credit Card that I am using to make a deposit. This usually raises a red flag for their fraud departments and I may be asked to supply additional documentation. Perhaps it's not worth the risk of losing all the money in my account but I'd love to hear of other players experiences in using VPNs to play real-money poker in the US?