As an ever-growing industry, online gambling is constantly improving and today web-based casinos offer players security, a wide variety of games, as well as the opportunity to use different currencies. To provide further convenience, they have also integrated plenty of deposit and withdrawal options. In order to enable gambling from different parts of the world, multiple deposit methods are available at online casinos.
One of the most popular solutions among players is to boost their casino balances via a credit card deposit, using the world’s leading card issuer Visa. Visa Cards come in various types to meet any player’s needs and are accepted in almost every online casino, as are MasterCard-branded cards. Whether prepaid, credit or debit cards, they can be used everywhere if they bear the MasterCard logo. American Express payment cards are also one of the most preferred deposit methods for US players, while Maestro debit cards are available to European gambling enthusiasts.
Another deposit method which is being adopted by a large number of online casinos is the digital wallet. One of the most widely used e-wallets, as they are also known, is Skrill, which allows users to safely and instantly receive and send payments. UK-based Neteller is another widely popular e-wallet, which is accepted by most well-established web-based gambling operators. ClickandBuy and ecoCard target mostly European players, offering them the option to fund their online casino accounts quickly and conveniently. iDebit and EwalletXpress are rapidly growing e-wallets designed for North American players, while UseMyWallet is one of the safest and most reliable deposit options for US-based gamblers. Click2Pay, popular among mostly German and Russian players, is yet another e-wallet that is accepted in some of the largest online casinos.
Online banking is also widely available as a deposit method among web-based casinos. But services that offer instant bank transfers such as Citadel, iDEAL, POLi, Trustly, Giropay and Nordea are preferred by players because they provide immediate, secure and very convenient deposits. Most of these brands are regional and link online casinos with local banks, offering players privacy when making online payments. Nordea is available to Scandinavian gamblers, Giropay and Sofort to German and Austrian players, while iDEAL is targeting Dutch customers. And POLi is widely used throughout Australia and New Zealand, offering instant casino deposits without the need of a credit card. Deposits via UseMyBank are at the disposal of players in the UK, Canada, Austria, Poland and China, while Euteller is the most used online banking system among Finnish gamblers. PayPal, on the other hand, is the most used online payment platform and an increasing number of web-based casinos are starting to accept it as a deposit method.
Prepaid plastic and virtual cards are also gaining popularity as a deposit method in online casinos, although it is impossible to withdraw winnings to them. EntroPay cards are virtual Visa cards, which are loaded with a fixed amount of funds and can be used for deposits at a large number of gambling sites. PaysafeCard is one of the most popular prepaid plastic cards in the world, while the virtual AstroPay Cards are widely used in Central and South America by players who have limited access to other deposit methods such as e-wallets and credit cards. Reloadable prepaid PostePay cards are designed especially for Italian players and can be used in many web-based casinos.
Many online gambling operators are adopting mobile payment solutions in recent years. One of the most popular platforms is Boku, which offers players to make deposits conveniently from their smartphone.