The fact that it’s illegal in some states and some countries to engage is most forms of gambling online, including the United States, can make paying to do so and collecting winnings afterwards somewhat difficult. Of course when it comes to gambling where there’s a will, there’s a way. Casinos and corporations all over the globe have figured out ways for people to pay, and then gamble, online. Why? Simply this; it’s incredibly lucrative.
So yes, there are plenty of ways to pay for your gambling online and, more recently, with your mobile device. From PayPal to off-shore banks there are a plethora of payment options for the gambler to lose, I mean play with, their money.
Doing it with your American credit card is difficult but paying with a PayPal account isn’t. It’s one of the easiest ways to pay for gambling online and also one of the safest and most trusted payment methods in the world. Created to be a payment portal for eBay it became its own entity and is today a financial behemoth. Of course there are also the ‘old fashioned ways’ to pay. For example you can use International Money Orders too if you like but they’re slower and some online casinos don’t honor them.
Not all companies, nor banks, are as safe as they seem or as they should be however, even the companies themselves like M88 from M88 Mansion which are based in the Philippines but have players from vietnam on M88 Vietnam. Being able to tell the difference between good and bad is an important asset. If you want to make sure you’re in good hands make a concerted search online or give a call to their call center and see how they treat you. Do this before you start playing (and paying) and if you don’t like the results keep looking.
Here are some of the options that you have are as follows in terms of the methods that you can use to pay for gambling online;
- Credit Cards
- Third party eWallets
- Prepaid services
- Bank drafts
- Certified Checks
- Money orders
All of them have their positive and negative sides. In my opinion the easiest option overall (if you can do it) is the credit card. Do your due diligence before you pay anyone a single cent and you should do just fine paying and (very occasionally) getting paid online and on your mobile. Good luck.