In order to play at an online casino, you need to find a way of getting your money to the site. In this article we will take a look at some of the options that are available.
It is always worth bearing in mind that depending on where you live in the world will have an effect on which deposit methods are available to you. Players in the UK and those living in Europe have plenty of choices, whilst our USA based friends have very limited options.
Visa – One of the quickest and easiest ways to deposit funds into an online casino account is to use either your Visa debit or credit card, however you will need to be aware should you use a Visa credit card many issuers now classify any gambling website transaction as a cash advance, and as such you will incur a fee each time you fund your casino account this way. Visa debit cards will not attract any form of fee and the funds will be available instantly in your casino account instantly after they have been processed.
MasterCard – Whilst some players will have no problems depositing funds into a casino account using MasterCard, some players will. This is due to the card issuer not allowing and transaction coded as a gambling transaction from going through, it can often be a hit and miss process when using these sorts of credit and prepaid cards.
Neteller – This is one of many web-wallet type accounts available to online gamblers, and this particular one was set up with the sole purpose of allowing players to keep all their gambling funds in one easy to use online account. You can fund your Neteller account with your debit or credit cards or via a bank transfer and then you can use it to move funds from one casino to another, with any winnings being able to be credited back to your Neteller account. They also supply their customers with a pre paid MasterCard that is linked to your Neteller account.
Skrill – Skrill (formerly known as Moneybookers) are another web-wallet type facility where you can send money online into any online gambling site displaying their logo. Many players prefer using Skrill as opposed to any other type of web wallet as their fees are quite low and as such you are not going to suffer and huge losses by using their service frequently.
Ukash – This is a handy prepaid voucher type service, whereby you purchase vouchers which you can then redeem at most online casinos. Many shops and stores sell these and they enable you to spend only the face value of the vouchers and as such ensure you never go over budget. When using Ukash however you will have to find an alternative method to have your winnings sent back to you as it is an exclusive deposit only service.
EntroPay – This is a service where buy you purchase a virtual debit card, this allows you to transfer funds into a casino account without revealing any of your bank account or bank card details. Simply select the amount of the card you want and your will be generated a virtual Visa card number to use.
InstaDebit – This is another type of deposit method which lets you transfer funds into any online casino displaying the InstaDebit logo by using funds in your bank account. It is available to Canadian residents who are looking for a quick and simple way to move funds from their bank to an online casino and back again when they win.
Click2Pay – Another of the commonly used web wallets which allow you to fund your Click2Pay using a debit or credit card or a bank transfer to seamlessly move funds into and out of an online casino. At any time you can request your current Click2Pay account balance to be sent back to your chosen bank account.
Paysafe Card – To use Paysafe Card you simply need to pop into any store or shopping outlet which sells them and purchase these pre paid vouchers in one of several amounts, a printed receipt is then given to you in exchange for your cash and then you enter the unique code from the voucher into the casinos banking page and the face value of the Paysafe Card is then credited instantly to your casino account. You will need to find an alternative method to have any winnings sent back to you as you cannot request a payment to be sent back to you by this method.
ClickandBuy – This is another web wallet type account, admittedly it is not one of the more commonly used ones, however they are reliable and offer a safe and secure way of moving your online gambling transactions about from you to a casino and back again. There fees are not the cheapest however and there are some much more cost effective web wallets out there.
Pre Paid Cards – Many online casino players, especially those in the USA are finding that pre paid and gift cards are one the more successfully processed methods of sending funds into an online casino, whilst not all of them will work the success rate does make using them a possibility should you have no other methods left at your disposal.
PayPal – When they first came online PayPal had no problems for their customers to send money into or out of gambling sites. Then they decided not to allow such transactions, however once again they have changed their minds and as such players from some countries can now fund their casino account using them.