On this page we list casinos that accept Laser for banking transactions, either for deposits into or withdrawals out of your casino account. By default the list is sorted by our rating of the casino.
The Laser service is widely associated with the Laser Card, a debit card service that was founded in 1996 and is issued by six major banks operating in the Republic of Ireland: AIB, Bank of Ireland, Irish Permanenet, National Irish Bank, TSB, and Ulster Bank. In 2011, more than 3 million active laser cards were on the market in Ireland. On a monthly level, the service recorded more than 3 million sales per month whose average value is €157 million. It is important to note that it will be phased out by the end of February, 2014.
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The card functions as any other debit card. In fact, for a very long time, it was the only debit card available on the Irish market. Only about 5 years ago did Irish banks begin to issue Visa and Mastercard debit cards in Ireland. All users need to do is associate the card to a bank account and then use it freely wherever it is accepted in stores, at ATMs, and online. As far as we can tell, it is a safe and trusted payment method in Ireland.
Easily the biggest disadvantage of the Laser card is that it is due to be discontinued by the end of February, 2014. These are currently being replaced by Debit Mastercard and Visa Debit cards, two methods that are widely-accepted at online gaming sites. In fact, many customers have been complaining that complications have arisen with institutions suddenly stopping accepting the Laser card and then there being issues in retrieving and withdrawing funds. With all of this in mind, one has to wonder why someone would not just sign up for a Visa Debit or Debit Mastercard right away instead of applying for a Laser card.