How To Deposit At Online Casinos
Once you have found an online casino that suits your needs, you are then ready to start gambling for real money. The following are the recommended ways in which to deposit money at an online casino:
This is the easiest mode of depositing money with an online gaming site (even in U.S.) and by far also the most popular all over the world. All you need to do is to provide the gambling site with your billing address, card number and expiration and Card Verification Value (CVV). However, the catch here is that you cannot cash out using the same mode as that used for depositing money. You will usually need to request a check or a bank wire transfer to receive the cash out funds. Therefore, it is prudent to check if a credit card casino offers withdrawals via credit cards as well.
Credit/debit cards allow you to make big transactions without being charged an astronomical fee, which makes them the ideal alternative if e-wallets are out of the question and you wish to claim a huge bonus by making a big deposit. Before using the card on such occasions, check if you are permitted to make international transactions.
Secure e-wallets or e-payment processors act as an intermediary between your bank and online gambling transactions. For European customers, Neteller and Skrill are the most popular gambling e-wallets. There are no known gambling e-wallets for U.S. customers so if you are looking for an eWallet casino make sure to check if the service is available in your country.
E-wallets are very popular among online players due their rapid processing speeds and low cost. When using an e-wallet to make a deposit, the casino will receive it instantly so you can then start playing for real money. However, e-wallets have their own set of policies when it comes to countries they transact with. If your region has strict gambling regulations then you may have to choose an alternative mode to deposit funds in your casino account.
The positive aspect of using e-wallets is that some casino operators offer additional bonuses to players who opt to deposit money using e-wallets and these bonuses can be as much as 20 percent of the funds you have chosen to transfer. U.S.- facing sites are infamous for refusing e-wallet payment due to the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, but allow European players to use it as a means to fund their accounts.
Pre-paid cards can be used as an alternative to deposit at online gaming destinations but the disadvantage is the transaction fee for loading funds onto the card.
Most online casinos that accept credit/debit cards will also accept a prepaid card. The process is as simple as acquiring a card, loading funds onto it and then using it to make a deposit at the site. Prepaid cards can be reloaded both locally and offline. For instance, a Visa pre-paid card could be locally reloaded at any location with a Visa Readylink symbol.
Gambling sites may not accept all prepaid cards operating in the market so make sure to confirm with the casino’s customer support service.
Cash transfer services:
Cash transfer services popular among U.S. players as they have limited options from which to choose. The major benefit of making payment using Western Union or Moneygram International is that they are very reliable although the process is a bit more complex than using cards or e-wallet.