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Hello again, everyone. It is me, the one with all the questions, lol.
I am wondering about making deposits at various casinos and what you all like to use.
For example, at Slots Galore, I used my credit card without a problem. Even as a new player, it went right through, and it is so much easier to just pay with cc directly.
I was going to try Manhattan Slots tonight, and my cc would not go through. The chat popped up and she said she would refresh something and I was to sign out and log back in and try it again. If it did not work, then she suggested using moneyline wallet. I tried one of those "services" once, a long time ago and they wanted me to send all this documentation before I could make a deposit through them.
Well, it didn't work, so I didn't bother. She said they were having problems with "some" visas and mastercards, but not all. Doesn't make sense to me.
All seems like a big hassle to me when I just want to play with a few bucks.
So, how do you all like to make your deposits? What works best for you? And does this very from casino to casino and if so, WHY?
Thanks, in advance, for your help!
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Well, I tried to do the money wallet thing and they want me to upload my life history, so I give up on Manhattan Slots for now, and I am headiing to bed. Slots Galore has NO problem with me just clicking on CC. I am just not comfortable with supplying so much info (unless i need to collect a few thousand, lol). Kind of frustrated and disappointed, but maybe it is a sign that I am supposed to go to bed now. lol
Unfortunately you're running into the same problem facing most U.S. players now. The U.S. government has their UIGEA law which makes it illegal for financial institutions like banks, Visa and Mastercard etc to handle transactions related to online gambling. Mind you, it doesn't make it illegal for anyone to play (as is commonly misinterpreted), just a lot harder to move your money around.
The various casinos have different "payment processors" which are 3rd party companies which try to handle the transactions between the merchants (casinos) and players. And if they are allowing U.S. players to make transactions then they are probably mis-coding the transaction as something that is non gambling to work around any blocks that may be in place. The end result is that your card may work at one casino and not another and the only way you can find out is to try it.
It is very frustrating and the sooner the U.S. removes this ridiculous law and instead licenses and regulates the industry instead of trying prohibition, the better for everyone concerned.
As for me, I am lucky to have the option of credit cards, e-wallets like Neteller, Moneybookers and Click2Pay, direct bank transfers and more. None of which is much help to anyone in the U.S. I am afraid.
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I worked for a credit card issuer and the rule from Visa was that we could not "knowingly" accept a transaction with a merchant category code related to online betting/gambling. (The merchant category code consists of 4 numeric characters. For Online betting/gambling I know Visa assigns 7995) an issuer we had a responsibility to block that category code. We certainly could choose not to but when regulators paid us a visit and reviewed our books all hell would break loose.
Unfortunately, I was the one at my bank to physically put the block in place and restrict all my fellow gamblers. :'( Gosh, I felt like a traitor!
To Ed's point, the problem in most cases has to do with the merchant and processor. When the merchant "signs up" with a processor there is a questionnaire. They must indicate what type of merchant they are among other things. This is how they're assigned a merchant category code. I asked myself how the processor could be so blind when the merchant is Blah Blah Casino but what they do is go under their management company or process casino transactions under an alternate business they're associated. But yet again, how is the processor so blind? There should be a red flag when the local corner store does millions in sales per day!
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Thank you for the responses, Ed and Savannah (love the name!).
I figured as much, but wow, did that make me crabby, lol.
The casino where it is easy to use the CC puts it through as some time of online "shopping" place I believe. Wish they were all that easy. Guess I have to be grateful I can play anywhere (or not, depending upon how much I spend, lol).
Thanks for listening to my complaining. I guess when I am online I am just used to instant everything! 🙂
It is getting very tough for US players to make deposits. Many US players have suffered as well as the online casinos with the collapse of EwalletXpress.
As much as it is a hassle to go through a processor with verification etc. it is well worth it in the end where you are not denied when wanting to make a transaction at a casino. Using a processor gives you much more availability to more casinos.
That makes sense, Usne.
I will have to go through the verification process soon. My time is so limited these days, but I am realizing what you say is true; I will have more options, which will be fun. 😉
I use quicktender (
Low Roller: I use quicktender (Use my wallet) , it's safe and easy to use and if you win the withdrawal is very quick . jaggrl
Quicktender is a good way to go. i know the Club World group now takes Alert Pay. They are similar to Pay Pal and you can use your cc. Some players have been pretty happy with it.
Ed, what would you recommend to a US player then to get money to a bank account?
With the qualification that I don't live in the U.S. - Quicktender / UseMyWallet still seems to be the most convenient option from what everyone is telling me. If you don't already have an account, you need to request an invitation from a casino that offers it as a withdrawal option. Once you have it set up your money is transferred from the casino to the QT account. Then you can wire the money from QT to your bank account.
Thanks Ed! I spent the better part of an hour looking for a solution. I have that $60 chip from High Noon and have it up to$ 1200. I am coming up on my playthrough limit to be reached so I needed a deposit/withdrawl solution.
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