After searching to find the casino or sportsbook that’s right for you, the next step to becoming an online gambler is funding your account. In this section, we’ll discuss the various types of banking methods, their basic procedures, and the steps you need to take to safely and efficiently establish your online bankroll.
While individual casinos, sportsbooks and other types of betting sites each have their own specific banking methods they all utilize many of the same resources. These include:
Checks and Money Orders
Below is a brief description of each of these deposit methods, how they work, and how to use them to fund your online gambling accounts..
One of the fastest and easiest ways to fund an online gambling account is through credit/debit cards. All transactions are processed immediately and if approved by the card’s issuing company, * funds will be deposited into the player’s account immediately.
To make a deposit via a credit or debit card, players need simply to log on to their chosen gambling site, select the CASHIER option, choose “Deposit by Credit Card” and fill out the requested personal information.
*Due to recent changes in banking procedures, many credit card companies no longer allow deposits to be made into online gambling accounts.
Firepay is a payment method whereby players deposit funds into their account in order to transfer funds between themselves and various online merchants (including casinos and other forms of gambling sites). Firepay offers e-mail confirmation of purchases and online account activity statements. Firepay accounts may be funded either directly from a U.S. bank account or via ACH or “E-Checks.”
To open an account with Firepay visit their web site at www.firepay.com. Make sure that the e-mail address you register with is the same one that you registered with at the casino. The registration process takes 2-3 business days. After registering, follow the steps below to use your Firepay account in the casino:
- Log into your casino account
- Go the cashier and choose the deposit option
- Click on the register new credit card icon..
- Fill in the required fields exactly as you did when you opened your Firepay account.
- In the space provided for credit card number, enter your Firepay 16-digit number.
- In the “expiry” date field, enter the expiry date for your Firepay account.