Bank Wire - Send funds directly to from your account by wire to a poker room. There is usually a charge of $15 in addition to whatever your bank charges to initiate the transaction.
Checks - Some poker rooms allow players to mail checks for deposits. These checks may take weeks to arrive and clear before the funds are deposited in a player’s account. There is no cost to the player beyond the stamp. Most poker rooms mail checks as a form of cashout. These checks tend to take 7-30 days to arrive to players. Some poker rooms charge a small fee for cashing out by check. This fee doesn't usually exceed $10 if sent by regular mail.
Click2Pay - Ewallet available for non-US players and existing US players. Click2Pay connects directly to your bank account.
Mastercard - Many banks will block U.S. gaming transactions but some still have success depositing by Mastercard, especially by debit card. Mastercard does not allow gaming cashouts regardless of the country the account is located in. Typically players will have to cash out by check.
MoneyGram - Similar but cheaper then Western Union, players must also contact support to get payment details. The fee for using this service is usually a flat $9.95. Some poker rooms will cash you out this way too. They usually charge a flat $25 for this service.
Money Orders - Many poker rooms accept money orders as a form of deposit. It can take two weeks for these funds to show up in a player’s account. The only cost involved in this deposit method is the cost of the money order and the stamp.
Visa - While many banks do not allow gaming transactions some still do, especially by debit card. While you may deposit by Visa U.S. players cannot withdraw to their Visa card. Players in many countries outside the U.S. are able to cash out by Visa. Typically U.S. players that deposit by Visa will have to cash out by check. There are usually no fees for player for depositng by Visa.
Western Union - Although it is against Western Union's terms of service, many poker rooms accept payments by Western Union. Often times poker rooms will describe this as a cash transfer and you will need to contact their support for transfer details. Western Union deposits cost anywhere between 7-20% depending on the size and whether a credit card or cash was used. Some poker rooms will cash you out this was as well but the fees are passed on to the player.
Clickandbuy - Clickandbuy is a widely used wallet for all types of transactions, not just for gambling. Fees vary depending by country to load but are often absorbed by the poker room.
EcoCard - EcoCard is the international processor known to U.S. players as Quicktender and UseMyWallet. Players can deposit by credit card for a 5% fee or transfer from their bank account for free. Cashouts are only made by bank wire. The cost of the bank wire is $30 in addition to what your bank charges which typically is between $15-$20.
Instadebit - Instadebit connects directly to your bank account. There are no fees charged to you for depositing by Instadebit.
Skrill (Moneybookers) - Players may deposit by all major credit cards, where the fee will be 1.9%. The fee to deposit by check is 3.5%. Withdrawals have a flat fee of €1.80 and checks have a fee of €3.50. Check here for our Skrill review.
Neteller - The most common method for players outside of Canada, Turkey and the U.S. Credit card fees are 1.75% of the transaction and bank transfer fees are $10. Cashouts have a $10 fee to your bank and a $10 fee by check. You may also get a check by courier for $35. The maximum cashout per transaction is $5,000. Check here for our Neteller review.
PaySafeCard - Paysafecard is Europe's leading prepaid internet payment product. You can use the paysafecard to make swift and trouble free payments on the internet without exposing credit card number or personal account details.
Ukash - Ukash can be purchased at stores and used to deposit directly into your bank account.
There are more payment processors available and more are made available often, especially for U.S. players. Your payment processor of choice may not be listed. Do as much homework as possible to find the payment method that best fits your needs and the one you are the most comfortable with using.
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