Paying for Online Casinos

By Staff Reporter - 19 May 2020

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Online casinos have become very popular, especially in the wake of the global pandemic that has changed the way we think about socializing and going out in public.

Paying for online casinos can be a bit different than if you were going to the casino in-person. Let’s look at the most popular payment methods for online casinos, and at which online casinos accept players from the USA.

The easiest way to pay for an online casino is with a credit card just like you do when you purchase most other goods from the internet. Fortunately, you should get a welcome bonus from most online casinos, so you can get started playing without actually using your own money (as long as you link an account).

While many online casinos are restricted to citizens in certain countries, there are many casinos that accept players from the USA and we will break down a list for you below.

Paying for Online Casinos

There are a few ways to make payments at online casinos, let’s break them down:

?      Credit card – you can link your credit cards to your account with the casino and make secure transactions through the online casino’s website. You should be able to use most major credit cards: Visa, Master card, Discover, American Express, just to name a few. This means you would be eligible to gain any credit card points and rewards you receive through your expenses online.

?      PayPal – If you want to pay directly from your bank account, skipping the use of a credit card, most online casinos will let you link and pay through PayPal. This can be a secure way for you to pay with your checking account, and, if you win, to receive money from the casino directly into your checking account. If you are trying to pay with a credit card that is a bit more obscure and not accepted directly as a credit card, you can probably link that card to your PayPal, and link your PayPal to the website. PayPal is the easiest way to pay if you want to link multiple different accounts.

?      Western Union – You may know Western Union as a reputable service for wiring money. You can also use them to pay online casinos. A bit more cumbersome than paying with credit card, you can use Western Union to wire money to online casinos and pay that way. 

?      Bitcoin – Some online casinos allow you to pay with Bitcoin. You might prefer this option as it is anonymous and does not link you directly to your bank account. To do this, you will set up a Bitcoin account, deposit money in it, and link the Bitcoin account to the casino of your choice. Using Bitcoin will also allow you to process most transactions instantly.

?      Neteller – Similar to Bitcoin, this allows you to make payments with a third party account. Set up an account, deposit money, and link it to the online casino of your choice.

?      Skrill – This option allows you to pay with a money transfer directly to the casino. There are low fees, it’s fast and easy to use, and is a secure method of payment.

Online casinos have ensured transactions take place in a secure fashion. You do not have to worry about your accounts being compromised when you make payment to an online casino.

Online Casinos that Accept Players from the USA

There are a plethora of casinos that American players can patronize online. Here are just a few examples of online casinos for players from the USA:

?      El Royale Casino – This casino is relatively new, having only been online this year, 2020. That said, do not let its newness scare you away. While you cannot bet on sports at this casino, you can play a wide variety of casino games, and pay easily by credit card. While this casino is not open to people in certain countries, citizens of the USA will have no issue playing at this online casino.

?      Red Dog Casino – Not only can American citizens play the slots at this online establishment, they will also be given a 225% bonus just for signing up and registering an account. Slots and poker are the most popular games you can play here, and you will have no time getting started and playing the game of your choice. Easy to use and easy to access, this website helps you to become an expert at poker in no time.

?      Las Vegas USA – This website runs a fair business, and is regularly audited ensuring its games are fair and legal. They also offer a hefty user bonus just for opening up an account and signing up. They offer a variety of online games and table games as well, so there will be something for everyone.

Casinos are becoming more and more legalized and controlled, which is actually a good thing, as this has opened more of them up to more players. While rules keep out some players, they also make it possible to play legally and fairly online.  American players should not have to look far to find an online casino they can play at.

Online versus Offline Casinos

There are a few reasons why you might choose an online establishment over going out in public in playing. In the wake of Covid-19, staying home and playing online is the safer of the two options. Plus, can also play whenever you want. If you have a few minutes to spare, you can hop online and play a quick game of poker, without having to worry about finding time to travel to and from the location.

You might just learn a few things playing online, as there are computer tutorials to give you some pointers to improve your poker game. Lastly, the welcome bonus in the form of free money that many online casinos give you does not exist if you were to go play in real life. So, your bank account can get a bit of a head start by playing online.

A bit about using Online Casinos

Online casinos have surged in popularity in recent years, as people are enjoying the comforts of their own home more and more. They also provide people with an opportunity to learn and practice their craft before going out in the real world.

These online ventures are legal, and have laws and regulations that govern their activities. Do not worry about the security of your banking accounts or if the games are fair. There are audits ensuring everything is fair, legal, and your banking information remains secure.

Using online casinos is not too different than the real thing. Sign up for an account, claim your welcome bonus (hopefully), link your bank accounts, and go ahead and enjoy the games!

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