Welcome back to the deposit guide section of the website. This is the point at which you’ve decided to deposit some money at the online casino of your choice and are looking for the most convenient way to do just that. We’ve discussed the subject in general and in more specifics with guides related to Bank Transfers and Credit and Debit Cards and in this post we’re going to check out the Prepaid Card.
Anyone can use a Prepaid Card and this is undoubtedly the main benefit of this deposit method. Perhaps you don’t have a bank account – in developing countries this is not particularly unusual but those people are still eligible to gamble online if they so desire. Of course if you can’t get a bank account, there’s no way you’re going to be getting a credit card either. Without either there’s also no point in having a digital wallet of some sort. Or maybe you’ve donned your tin foil hat and are just trying to stay off the grid, so to speak.
Prepaid Cards have been around for some years now for various other purposes. Most of us are probably familiar with topping up credit on mobile phones using this method. Similarly online casinos have, in recent years, discovered that there is a market for this particular method and have embraced it somewhat.
It works like this, you head down to your local store or corner shop (or wherever the casino recommends you buy a card from) and hand over however much money you want to deposit. You’ll get a card or some sort of voucher in return and now you can head home, log in and follow the instructions to transfer the money to the casino. That’s it.
There are a couple of variations, for example UK operator William Hill produces its own cards which can be purchased at any of their many bricks and mortar outlets. Some cards can be retained and topped up repeatedly, cutting down on a bit of plastic waste.
An additional benefit is security – even if you’re account was somehow compromised, there’s no credit card or bank account details to be stolen. The worst that can happen is that you lose your card on the way home from the shop.