Gift Card payments at online casinos
Gift cards looks like credit cards, with a barcode or magnetic strip. They do not necessarily have name on them, so they can be given to anyone. Instead of a name, they have a unique code so they can be recognized when used. Gift cards have barcodes on a different place on the card than credit cards do, so they cannot be used at ATM machines. Data on the cards is encrypted to stop counterfeiting. That way gift cards are safe, since they have zero value until they are sold. Only then the cashier will top up a desired amount to the card. That amount is in the store`s database which is cross linked to the card ID instead of it being stored on the card itself. Some of the gift cards are activated only by calling certain a number for activation.
In order to attract players and access their money, online casinos are allowing more and more ways of accepting different payment methods. One of the most recent is gift cards, used for making deposits. Most popular are Visa and MasterCard gift cards, since they are well know brands.There are two types of gift cards – “prepaid” ones, which can be reloaded many times, and “fixed value” for one time use only. Prepaid cards can be issued by Green Dot, Wired Plastic or NetSpend and may have some fees applicable, so players, please pay attention to those details. Fixed value cards might have an expiry date. Gift cards for casino use have to be available for international and online use. All you need to do is to read carefully the fine print on cards, and open an account with the casino that allows the brand of the card. If you have any doubts for gift cards that can be used, just look under deposit options in cashier selection and you will find all acceptable cards, or call customer service. There are also ways of making double value by using promotions, by taking advantage of any Welcome Bonus or Deposit Match offered once you make your initial deposit.