Depositing Real Money In An Online Casino

Payment MethodsWhen playing roulette for real money, you obviously need a way to send real money to the online casinos. This can be a scary thought because people have the obvious concern about whether or not the transactions are safe and whether or not their details will be secure.

Well allow me to put your mind at rest immediately and say that so long as you’re playing at a well known and established brand, the transactions are as safe as any other online transaction and so are your details. All of the casinos that we recommend are perfectly safe with numerous payment options available.

Now that’s out of the way, let’s have a detailed look at the different ways that you can actually go about sending money to and from the casinos.

Debit and Credit Card

This is a very simple and hassle free way of sending money to and from the casinos. You simply make a deposit with your card in the same way that you would make a purchase online. Then if you’re lucky enough to win, you withdraw the money back to your card.

If you’re using your debit card, this is a very simple process because the money will go out of your bank account when you deposit and then appear back in your bank account when you make a withdrawal.

If you’re using a credit card, then your account will be in “plus” so you will have to arrange the credit card company to pay you separately. For this reason, it’s better to use a debit card rather than a credit card simply because there’s less messing around.

Online Wallets

These are the secondary solution and there are three main sites and they are PayPal ( Neteller ( and Skrill ( which was formerly known as Moneybookers.

Most people are familiar with PayPal and Neteller/Skrill work in the same way. They are all what’s known as an online wallet or in simple terms, a middle man. You send money from your credit/debit card to the online wallet of your choosing, then you send it from there to the casino. Then when you withdraw money you send it from the casino to the online wallet and from there to your bank.

If you already have an account at either of the three sites above then it may be worth using them for sending money to and from casinos. If you don’t, then it’s a lot of hassle to set up an account and go through the verification process just to send money back and forth from casinos. It would probably be easier and quicker to simply use your debit or credit card at the casino instead.

Another point worth noting is that when you take a look at every online casino on the Internet, not many of them will have PayPal as a payment method. This is because PayPal are very strict on the casinos that they work with and don’t want to associate themselves with scam or rip off casinos. Needless to say, all of the casinos we recommend offer PayPal as a payment option, the best of which can be found on our PayPal Roulette page.


Bitcoin is a deposit option for USA players. Unlike in the UK and many other parts of Europe, online gambling is not regulated in the USA. As a result, a lot of USA players have difficulty depositing real money. Enter Bitcoin, an online currency that is purchased for real money and can be used as a deposit/withdrawal method at a selection of USA friendly casinos.

There’s far too much to learn about Bitcoin to list it all here, so check out our guide on Bitcoin Roulette if you want to find out more. There, we have gone into much more detail on what Bitcoin is, which USA casinos accept it as a payment method and we have instructions on how to use it.

Other Things To Be Aware Of

Once you’ve deposited money at an online casino via your chosen payment method, you will have to use that same method to withdraw. For example, if you deposit money with a debit card, you have to withdraw money to the same debit card. This is to prevent fraud and money laundering, so for this reason, you should only deposit with a method that you’re happy withdrawing to.

This isn’t absolutely set in stone and if for some reason you need to change your withdrawal method, you can contact the casino, explain the situation and they may let you change if you provide them with additional security information.

Fast Payout Times

Something we’ve mentioned many times throughout this website is fast payout times and the need for playing at a reputable casino that pays out quickly. All of the casinos that we recommend pay players within 24 hours, so if you’re using an online wallet like PayPal, you will see the money in your account with 24 hours.

If you’re using a credit or debit card, the casino will process the withdrawal within 24 hours but the money won’t appear in your account or on your statement for 2-5 days (the casinos say 3-5 but in our experience it can be as low as 2 days).

The delay is no fault of the casino because they do their part within 24 hours, the rest is up to the bank and generally takes them a day or two, just as it does with any other form of transaction.

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