As recent as a decade ago, depositing funds into your online casino account to actually being able to playing their games (and win!) was a rather awkward task. There often only was the option of physically going to your bank, filling in countless forms and remitting funds to the casino through wire transfer. Needless to say that this was a costly endeavour, too, thanks to substantial banking fees.
Things have gotten much, much easier and more convenient since then. After logging into your account, you simply access your mobile casino’s payment page, where you are presented with a wide range of payment options. Mobile casinos know the value of good customer service and strive to provide you with as many ways of funding your account as possible.
Most people today have one or several prepaid, debit or credit cards. Whether it’s Visa, Mastercard, Amex, EuroCard an even more “exotic” ones like Diner’s Club, chances are your mobile casino will accept at least several of them – but probably all. Depositing funds is as simple as keying in your card number, security code and the desired amount. Authorisation is typically a matter of a few seconds.
If you’re feeling uneasy about disclosing your credit card details via the Internet, don’t despair. Mobile casinos are aware of those concerns. That’s why they also give you payment alternatives in the form of various online payment services (also called “eWallets”). If you’ve occasionally purchased goods online, it’s likely that you already have an account with one or another of these services, for example PayPal, Moneybookers, Click2Pay, Neteller, eWalletXpress and a plethora of others.
They basically act as an intermediary between you (the customer) and your mobile casino (the provider). If you want to make a deposit into your mobile casino account you simply submit your personal ID that you hold with the respective online payment service. There’s no need at all to disclose sensitive credit card details. After submission, the mobile casino sends a request to your online payment service, receives an authorisation from them and – voila! – your account is funded and you’re ready to play.
A few casinos (with their numbers dwindling) still give you the option of remitting funds the old-fashioned way via bank transfer. But hey, you’re living in the lightning fast Internet Age. Why not take advantage of it? After all, you wouldn’t want to wait up to a whole week before you can actually indulge in your favourite games, would you? Besides, your winnings are typically paid out the same way in which you’ve made your deposit, so it’s in your own best interest that procedures are quick and convenient.