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Guide to Banking

There are several ways to transfer money to online casino accounts. The most recent developments especially in the United States indicates, however, that alternative payment methods like Neteller, Western Union and Citadel are getting increasingly popular (if not necessary) compared to normal credit cards like VISA and Mastercard. Also more and more casinos accept payments from UK debit cards like Switch and Delta.

Here is a list of some of the current paymethods available at online casinos:


Credit cards

For a long time this has been the easiest and most convenient way to make deposits at online casinos. Both VISA and Mastercard are accepted at virtually all gaming sites. However, due to recent banking restrictions your bank might choose to decline your purchase of credits with your credit card – especially if you live in the US.

If your purchase is declined we recommended that you use one of the methods below to fund your online casino account.

Restrictions: None


Neteller

NETeller is a convenient, fast and safe way to transfer money online. You can use NETeller both for transfers to and from a large number of online casinos and other merchants. I strongly recommend using this payment option.

You can deposit funds into your NETeller account using a wide range of deposit options including Credit/Debit Card, Electronic Fund Transfer, Bank Deposit, InstaCash and FCash Deposits. There is no fee for transfers to and from your online casino account, and your casino account will automatically be credited when you make a deposit from your NETeller account.

Note that your NETeller transactions will be billed as Atlas Financial or ProCredit on your Credit/Debit Card statement when using a card to deposit funds in your NETeller account.

If you do not have a NETeller account, please go to www.NETeller.com to apply.

Restrictions: NETeller is available to people worldwide (except certain countries as per NETeller’s restrictions).


EcoCard

EcoCard is a rapidly growing alternative payment system. The usage of EcoCard is authorized online according to your actual available financial assets and they offer a fully qualified Internet banking interface including real-time balance information as well as history tracking.

EcoCard is an online wallet especially aimed at making deposits at online casinos with low costs, anonymity and a “no payment rejection”-guarantee.

Signup now for free at www.ecocard.com.

Restrictions: None


Citadel

Citadel is a deposit and withdrawal method that enables users to transfer money from their bank accounts using Citadel to their online casino account and withdraw back to their bank accounts using Citadel.

Citadel is an electronic Internet check product provided by Citadel Commerce. It is an easy payment method if you don’t have credit cards or have reached their limit. Internet customers who wish to pay by check simply select Citadel and enter the requested bank account information. Citadel then authenticates the information you provide immediately, online.

If you want to register with Citadel go to www.citadelcommerce.com.

Restrictions: Citadel is currently available to US resident users with US Dollar bank accounts in the United States and to Canadian resident users with both US Dollar and Canadian Dollar bank accounts in Canada.


Firepay

FirePay works like a personal e-wallet that you can fund directly from your bank account. FirePay can be used for purchases at any site that accepts FirePay. There is no service charge for using FirePay. Note that all FirePay transactions will be billed as www.FirePay.com on your statement.

Please note that you must register the same e-mail address for your FirePay account as you register for your online casino account in order for the casino to process the transactions!

In my opinion Firepay is both more inconvenient and slower than the competitor, Neteller.

If you do not have a FirePay account, please go to www.FirePay.com to sign up.

Restrictions: FirePay is currently available to users with US Dollar bank accounts in the United States.


Wire Transfer

Due to recent banking restrictions, Wire Transfer might be the most convenient way for you to deposit money. A Wire Transfer is an electronic bank transfer from your bank account to an online casino account. Hence, you do not need a credit card to transfer funds.

To perform a Wire Transfer deposit you must complete a bank Wire Transfer document. This is a document available from your bank where you must provide your bank with the appropriate casino adress, casino account# and casino sort code.

Wire Transfers are not as convenient as online wallets like Neteller and Firepay but if you don’t have a VISA or Mastercard it is an excellent option.

Restrictions: None


Bank draft/Cheque

If the most convenient method for you to deposit funds into your online casino account is by Bank Draft/Cheque, please contact your local bank and ask for a bank draft or sign a personal cheque in the currency used in the casino where you intend to play.

This procedure is both slow and troublesome but again without a credit card it could be a good alternative.

Restrictions: None