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4 March 2016 - 8:02pm

Pre-Paid Gift Card Issues

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For some reason, finding prepaid VISA/MC gift cards that do NOT have a US only restriction on them has become difficult for me when shopping at different retail locations as well as a few different bank locations.

I personally prefer to use a gift card for the purpose of online gambling so that I don't have to worry about any unauthorized transactions against my personal bank account (had that happen and lost over $1200 in funds that I'm still struggling to recover).

The problem I am having now is that since there are restrictions on the gift cards that I have been able to obtain, I am not able to use them to make deposits at many of the casinos that I do enjoy because many of them (if not all, for all I know), are outside of the US.

Does anyone happen to know of any casinos that ARE, in fact, within the US that can accept these types of gift cards? Is there anyone else who may be running into this issue who has discovered a way to work thru this?

Any helpful suggestions are greatly appreciated. I am a new subscriber to this site. I apologize in advance if I selected the wrong "section" to post this message. I'm learning as I go, so please bare with me.

Thanks in advance!!!!

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7 March 2016 - 12:35am

Hi danamelendez85 no need to apologise, you're in the right spot.

There are U.S. licensed casinos that can most likely accept those cards, but only in New Jersey or Delaware. You can play in them if you live in either state or if you travel there temporarily.

All the other online casinos that you have probably played at before are based offshore, so if the cards are US only then they most likely aren't going to work.

Not being from the US I find the idea of those cards a bit odd. I don't know if I can even get a Visa card here that only works in Australia for example.

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7 March 2016 - 6:57pm

I just got myself and Account Now Visa gold card. You just load it with whatever you want to use it for, and they work better than gift cards at all casinos. It does cost money to load, but it is worth a few dollars to not compromise your banking information.

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