Funding Casino Accounts
Funding casino accounts is not as complicated as many might think. Online Casinos are very good at explaining how to open a new account and how to deposit money with them. The normal procedure is that you first download the casino’s software and install it to your hard disc. Then you run the software and provide your personal information to open an account. Inside the casino software (often referred to as the”lobby”) you will be able to access a”Cashier”or”Bank”section where you can deposit money to your account and hopefully later withdraw money when you have won. Deposits can be made in three different ways:
At all online casinos you can use Credit/Debit Cards to fund your account. Which Credit/Debit Cards you can use is different from casino to casino though. I have never seen an online casino where you could not deposit by Visa. So if you have a Visa Card you should have no problems depositing at online casinos. Most casinos also accept other large Credit/Debit Cards like EuroCard and MasterCard. The main advantage by using Credit/Debit Cards is that your money will instantly be transferred from your card to the casino for free. Just type in your card number, your CVV number (the three or four digits on the back of your card) and the amount you wish to deposit. Then you are ready to play.
E-Wallets function like an online bank account and enables customers to load, withdraw and transfer funds with instant effect. The leading E-Wallet is called NETeller. You can deposit to almost all online casinos with NETeller at no cost. You just have to enter your account number, your secure ID (which will be issued by NETeller) and the amount you wish to deposit. The deposit will show up on your casino account instantly. If you plan to play at more than one online casino I can strongly recommend that you open a NETeller account. You can also open an account with other large E-Wallets like FirePay, Moneybookers or Western Union. But none of these can be used at nearly as many online casinos as NETeller.
The main advantage of using an E-Wallet is that you will not need to enter your credit card or bank details every time you make a transaction. You will only have to enter these details once in order to be able to make quick and secure transactions. Another advantage is that many online casinos offer special bonuses that you can only receive if you deposit through an E-Wallet. You can often receive an extra 10-15% bonus just by using an E-Wallet. Last but not least using an E-Wallet allows you to separate your”casino economy”from the rest of your private economy so that you can easily keep track off how you can doing at online casinos.
The last way to deposit is through bank transfer. Transferring money from your bank account to an online casino can take quite some time and sometimes online casinos or your bank will charge you an amount for processing your bank transfer. Bank transfers are only possible at a small amount of online casinos and generally I cannot recommend this solution. It is simply too slow and too expensive. Use an E-Wallet or a Credit/Debit Card instead.