Top Payment Methods for US Players
The online gambling market in the US is in a messy condition owing to lack of proper online poker regulation. Understandably, US online gamblers are confused, especially when it comes to the question of funding their online gaming accounts. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006 made things worse by making it illegal for US banks and financial institutions to process gambling related funds. This law made many online gambling companies leave the US market and those that chose to stay behind devised a wide range of methods to dodge it.
There are a number of online gambling sites that still accept US players, but US players are advised to check the Cashier section of these sites to find out if they offer payment methods that they can be easily and legally used to deposit funds and withdraw winnings. Some of the payment methods that US players can definitely not use are PayPal, ePassporte, FirePay, Instadebit, Neteller, MyCitadel, Moneybookers, ECOCard, UseMyBank, Central Coin, PaySpark and QuickTender. Some of the payment methods that US players can use are credit/debit cards, prepaid cards and gift cards, Western Union, Wire Transfer, MoneyGram, Fast Wire, NetPay, Diners Club, MyPaylinQ and MoneyLineWallet.
Here are some of the top payment methods for US players:
Visa Credit Cards
US players can use any Visa credit card to fund their online gaming account, but before using it, they must ensure that the card can be used to make global purchases as US-only cards tend to get rejected.
Owing to the unfriendly online gambling laws in the US, credit/debit cards are associated with a number of restrictions, preventing their use at online gambling sites. In this case, players will have to consider using alternative payment methods.
Gift Cards and Prepaid Cards
If players do not wish to use credit cards, they can use their Visa gift cards or prepaid cards; but even these cards can be rejected. Players must also ensure that the gift or prepaid card can be used at the international level and for making online payments.
Rapid Transfer is another quick, easy and convenient payment option for US players. Players who wish to use Rapid Transfer must first contact the customer support system of their online gaming sites to get the required details. Next, they can visit any local Rapid Transfer outlet and initiate a transfer. Finally, they need to give their confirmation number to the online gaming site and the funds will be deposited in just a matter of minutes.
MyPaylinQ is an excellent eWallet solution for US players who want to deposit funds into their online gaming accounts quickly and easily. The first step is to create an account at www.mypaylinq.com, but the eWallet might charge anywhere between 6 percent and 7.5 percent if credit cards are used to made deposits. Players can use a wide range of other methods to fund their MyPaylinQ account, but the eWallet requires telephone verification and documentation before players can use certain methods.
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