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The online casino player has two ways of enjoying online casino games: to play in pay mode or have some practice playing in free mode. In most online casinos download and instant flash software is offered to the player. In both cases you can choose playing online casino games for real money wages or for free. Free mode of online casino software playing gives you the opportunity to practice and improve your overall skills, for example at poker or blackjack.

But when you think the time for playing for real money wagers has come, you should take into consideration the options that exist for making safe and secure online casino deposits. The first step to playing at the online casino is the setting up an account. Every outside online casino uses its particular banking method and there are many options, concerning online payments. That is why a reputable company is favorable to go with.

Different types of betting sites, including individual casinos and sportsbooks, have their own specific banking methods. However, in the most part they all utilize many of the same resources. Some of them are listed here:

  • Credit/Debit Cards
  • Firepay
  • NETeller
  • Wire Transfer
  • Checks and Money Orders
  • PrePaidATM
  • 900pay

Below is a brief overview of each of these deposit methods covering their main principles of operation and the usage of them in funding your online gambling accounts.

1) Credit/Debit Cards

Using of the credit/debit cards is one of the easiest and fastest ways to fund an online gambling account. All transactions are processed immediately and funds will be deposited straightway into the player's account if approved by the card's issuing company. (*)

Making a deposit via a credit or debit card, simply log on to your gambling site, select the CASHIER option, choose "Deposit by Credit Card" and fill out the requested personal information.

(*)With the recent changes in banking procedures taking place, many credit card companies no longer allow deposits to be made into online gambling accounts.

2) Firepay

Players use Firepay payment method depositing funds into their account in order to transfer funds between themselves and various online merchants such as casinos and other forms of gambling sites. Using Firepay you get online account activity statements and e-mail purchases confirmation. There are two ways of funding Firepay accounts: via ACH or "E-Checks." and directly from a U.S. bank account.

You can open a Firepay account at their web site: Please, make sure that you register with the very same e-mail address that you registered with at the casino. It'll take you 2-3 business days to complete registration process. Having registered, follow the steps below in order 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 just the same 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.

3) NETeller

NETeller is considered to be a secure and convenient way of online money transferring. Transfer funds to and from casino accounts using NETeller is free of charge, and player accounts will typically be credited instantly. You can choose from a wide range of the deposit options offered by NETeller: electronic fund transfer (EFT), deposits by credit/debit card, bank deposit as well as NETeller InstaCASH and FCash.

  • Start the casino and click on "CASHIER";
  • Select "Deposit by NETeller".
  • Enter the required information: the amount you are going to deposit, your NETeller account ID, and your NETeller secure ID

Along with the convenience of using NETeller when funding your account, you get a chance to have additional deposit bonuses offered by some casinos to NETeller users.For instance, Sun Palace Casino offers new players [first deposit only] a $100 bonus when depositing through NETeller.

All information on the NETeller account system or other questions is available at their web site at

4) Wire Transfer

Another way to fund an online gambling account is to use a Wire Transfer. It represents an electronic bank transfer from your bank account to an online casino's payment provider. It is known to be one of the safest and fastest methods for funding/withdrawing from an online gambling account.

Since each casino has its particular banking method, writing some general instructions appears to be rather sophisticated. In order to get started with this deposit method click on the "CASHIER" at the chosen gambling site. Find "Wire Transfer" in the list of the deposit options and follow the instructions posted there.

Players using wire transfers besides having fast and safe banking method can also get additional deposit bonus cash offered by many online casinos. Vegas Casino Online, for example, offers a 10% additional bonus for users of bank wires.

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