Casino Banking for UK Players
Before you can start playing in the real money mode at any of our featured UK online casinos you need to register a real money account. You also then need to choose a suitable online casino banking option that will allow you to deposit money into your account and also withdraw your winnings. This page will be taking a look at the deposit and withdrawal process at online casinos plus it will also discuss some of the most popular UK online casino payment options.
You will generally find that many of today’s best UK online casinos accept a wide range of online payment options including most major credit & debit cards, as well as e-Wallets (aka web wallets or digital wallets) and direct bank transfers. Some payment options allow you to deposit only, such as prepaid cards and bank cheques and most other methods allow you to deposit and withdraw to and from your preferred online gambling account. The best thing to do would be to try and use a method that allows you to deposit and withdraw.
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Popular UK Banking Methods
It would also be a good idea to have a banking method ready to use before signing up to any of our casinos. The most popular credit & debit cards that you can use at UK online casinos today include Visa, MasterCard, Laser, Solo, Switch and Maestro and some of the most popular e-Wallets which some of you may already be familiar with include Skrill, NETELLER and PayPal. Don’t forget that you can also use prepaid cards such as Ukash and paysafecard to get money into your favourite online casino account, but don’t forget that prepaid cards will only ever allow you to make deposits and NOT withdrawals.
These online casino deposit options and withdrawal options are really easy to use and they are generally free to use. Direct bank transfers are also popular with some players, but this particular method is more ideal for those of you who prefer not to use your credit card or debit cards at online casinos and it’s also an ideal method for those of you who prefer not to use e-Wallets at online casinos. However, we have found that the most popular methods and also the most effective online casino banking methods for players are the credit/debit card option and the e-Wallet option.
Making Deposits and Withdrawals at UK Online Casinos
Once you have decided on which payment method you are going to use, you will either need to apply for this method or sign up to it and then you will need to top up this method. Your credit cards and your debit cards and also your e-wallets can be connected to your bank account and this is a great way to top up your chosen method. However, you don’t have to connect your bank account to your Skrill, NETELLER or PayPal account. There are several other ways that you can top up your e-Wallet.
All you need to do is to head straight to the casino’s cashier section and then select your preferred deposit method. You now need to follow the simple onscreen instructions that apply to your chosen method. If you are using a credit or debit card for the first time at an online casino you’ll need to enter the long number from the front of the card, as well as the name that appears on the card, the type of card it is and the CVC 3-digit security number from the back of the card (as well as the amount that you wish to deposit).
If you are using an e-Wallet to deposit you’ll need to enter your e-Wallet account number (or registered e-Wallet email address) and the security number on your account. Once you have confirmed that all of this information is correct (and providing you have enough funds on your chosen payment method), the deposit should be processed in just a matter of seconds. A withdrawal is just as easy as making a deposit, but you can generally ONLY withdraw using the same method that you deposited with. Withdrawals can take anywhere from 2 hours up to in most cases no longer than 48 hours to be processed.
At any point the casino can request even more information about you to prove that you are who you say you are. This is otherwise know or the verification process or account verification. It is designed to prevent underage gambling, multiple accounts being opened and fraudulent activity. This is the only thing that can stop you from being able to process a withdrawal and it can happen at any time.
As soon as your account has been fully verified by the casino’s account verification department there will be no more restrictions on your account. The type of documents that they will request from you include either a bank statement or utility bill (must be less than three months old and have your current address on) and a colour copy of your valid passport or driver’s license. The best thing to do would be to try and have these documents ready to send to the casino.