A Guide To Depositing Into An Online Casino
So you want to start playing at a casino, but before you can you have to deposit money into your account. Luckily this is a pretty straightforward process and something that anyone can do. Take a few moments to become familiar with the identity check process implemented by casinos, as well as the deposit and withdrawal methods available to you before proceeding.
Verifying Your Identity
Every online casino in the UK is required by law to verify your identity at least one time. That means that you'll have to provide the proper identification through email or some other system to let the casino know that you are at least 18 years of age and that you're a citizen of the UK and you're free to gamble at the casinos.
To do this you will have to supply either your driver's licence or your passport. These two forms of identification work well because they each have a photo on them and give important details like your address and your age. All the things that are necessary to verify your account so that you can begin playing.
A casino must verify your identity before allowing you to play online.
Making The Deposit
In order to make your initial deposit you'll have to sign up to a service like PayPal, Neteller or UKash, or you can use a credit card to get going. The method that you choose to use will determine the steps that you have to follow in order to complete a deposit into the casino.
If you decide that you want to use a credit card in order to make a deposit you will have to supply the number, the expiration and the CSC on the back of the card in order to verify that you actually have it. After you do all of these things you simply let the casino know the amount of money that you would like to deposit and it will be pulled from your card into your account nearly instantly. You should expect this process to take no more than a couple hours at most at every casino that you join.
An electronic payment system like PayPal, Skrill or UKash is a simple way to deposit money into your account, but you will have to go through a few steps in order to make that initial deposit. First and foremost you have to have an account with the service first. That means you can go to the Paypal, Skrill, UKash or Neteller website and sign up for the service. You might have to go through a few different steps in order to complete the signup process. Once you do you can proceed to use the service to deposit money. To do this you typically have to link your bank account, transfer money to the electronic service and then to your casino account.
The main benefit of using such a service is that it's very fast after you have money into the electronic account. Not only that but you'll have more financial protection than simply linking your bank account to the casino to make the transfer. People now have to go through the service and bank account security before gaining access to your funds.
To complete your deposit using a bank transfer you have to provide your bank routing and account information to the casino. This is the method of choice when you're depositing a very large amount of money and it's quite easy to do. Unfortunately a bank transfer is going to be a bit slower than some of the other methods listed here and you may have to wait a day or two before you can begin playing at the online casino.
After you play some games and hit it big you'll want to take your winnings back out of your account so that you can spend them the way you want to. This is an exciting time, but you have to pay attention to the different withdrawal methods to ensure that you get your money properly.
Some people would prefer to receive their winning via a cheque, or they simply win too much to receive transfers with other methods. When you use a cheque you have to be prepared to wait quite a long time before having access to your funds. The money will be mailed out to you and will commonly take a week or two to arrive after being sent out.
Withdrawing money from a casino using your credit card is a simple process and something that a lot of people enjoy. As long as you used a debit card the casino can push your money back out into your account through that same card. Simply indicate that you want to withdraw money and that you want to use your card. From there you just wait until the money makes it onto your card and you can spend it the way that you like.
After you sign up to an electronic service like PayPal using the process indicated up above in the deposit section, you can use that same account to withdraw your money as well. Simply initiate a withdrawal with your account information in and you'll receive your money within a minutes, hours or a day or two of requesting the withdrawal depending on the casino. Once the money is in your account you can spend it with that electronic service, or you can move it over to your bank account.
Bank transfers are one of the slower methods of taking money out of your casino account, but most casinos will allow you to pull out your money and get it into your account in just a few days. Simply initiate a withdrawal and indicate the amount of money that you want to take out. Make sure the bank information is right and wait for the money to be moved.