If you want to win real money at an online casino, you have to deposit money first. And to deposit funds into your casino account, you need to use one of many different payment methods. You’re likely to be familiar with most of these payment methods as they should be the same methods you use to pay at webshops or e-markets. There are however some methods that are often only found at an online casino, such as Skrill, Trustly and Neteller. In order to find out which methods suit your preferences best, we take you through the most popular payment methods of the moment.
All of the mentioned methods are safe to use and keep your data and balance safe. If you have any questions about the methods we’ve discussed or payment methods that we didn’t discuss, we gladly invite you to send us your questions.
How do you know which payment methods a casino uses?
Before we discuss the different payment methods, we first want to tell you more about the ways you can discover which payment methods are offered by a certain casino. Simply because it is quite hard to figure out what payment methods are available without registering.
The easiest way to find out which payment methods are offered is by visiting the homepage of the online casino. On the homepage you are likely to find some information about the available payment methods. This information is most often found in the footer of the homepage.
Unfortunately, not all casinos display the available payment methods on their homepage or only show some of the possible methods. If this is the case, we advise you to follow to the second option.
The majority of the online casinos offer some kind of customer service to visitors that have yet to register. Whether it is through a live chat bubble or an email address, there is nearly always a way to come in contact with an online casino. Through this contact, you can simply ask which payment methods are available to players from India.
Finally, you can also choose to register at the online casino. After following through the sign-up process, you get to the deposit screen where all available payment methods are displayed. These methods should be a conclusive list of every method available to your country.
If you however want to deposit more than the payment limits noted next to the payment methods, you can contact a customer service representative for additional methods.
The most popular payment methods
The most popular payment methods vastly differ per country. Where American players are likely to choose their credit card to deposit money, Indian players often prefer PayPal. We exclusively discuss the most popular deposit methods worldwide, which may be similar to your favorite methods.
It took ages for PayPal to be offered by online casinos as a primary payment method. The easy-to-use payment processor was reluctant in accepting casino payments. This all changed in 2016 when casinos such as Casumo and LeoVegas started to provide payments through PayPal.
PayPal’s traditional payment fees are wavered when depositing at an online casino which results in blazing fast transaction times against zero cost. The casino often ends up paying for the transaction fees.
VISA, Amex and Mastercard credit cards are by far the most popular payment methods of the moment. By just filling in your credit card details you can immediately deposit any amount up to the set deposit limits and start playing within seconds.
The transaction costs of deposits made through credit cards are nearly non-existent, which is great because this means you can make small deposits without paying for additional costs.
Casinos offer several other credit cards besides the usual Amex, VISA and Mastercard cards. In order to find out if your credit card is accepted we advise you to contact the online casino. Only some casinos accept prepaid credit cards and if they do, they charge higher transaction fees than traditional credit cards.
The traditional Bank Transfer is by far the oldest method offered by online casinos and the only method to allow deposits up to a million Rupees. If you are planning to play for a high limit, this payment method is the way to go.
You however need to be aware that deposits through bank transfer take much more time to arrive at the online casino than with any other payment methods. A usual deposit through bank transfer takes one to three days, which is a bit long when you want to play as soon as possible.
But if you are not depositing but withdrawing your funds, a bank transfer is one of the best options out here. Most online casinos do not charge any transaction fees on this payment methods. You can also directly receive the funds on your bank account, which cuts out the middle man (such as PayPal or Skrill).
Skrill/Neteller and other e-wallets
Electronic wallets such as Skrill and Neteller are likely to be found at your local online casino. With instant deposits and low transaction fees you can easily deposit small amounts through either Skrill or Neteller. Both e-wallets provide users with online wallets that can be created for free. The only downside to using these wallets is that you have to deposit funds from your bank account to a wallet first.
Are you playing from India? Then you should definitely try out Trustly to deposit money into your casino account. Trustly is a payment ‘hub’ that offers many more methods within its own interface. From small to large amount of funds can be deposited through Trustly, which itself offers popular but more local payment methods.
If you want to keep your casino visit as anonymous as possible, prepaid cards are the way to go. PaySafeCard is one of the biggest providers of prepaid cards that can be loaded with more than a million Rupees. Deposits made through PaySafeCard are free of charge and arrive within seconds.