Making/Setting Up An Account
1. Choose ‘Play for real’
Whenever you are ready to play for money, click ‘Play for real’.
2. Open account
If you have not already registered an account at the online casino, click ‘register account’.
3. License agreement
You will be asked to read the casino’s license agreement. Click ‘yes’ if you agree and wish to play or click ‘no’ if you do not agree and you do not wish to play.
You will now be asked to fill out a form with your name, address, registration number etc. Please make sure that all information is correct before proceeding. This information will, among other things, be used by the casino to send you checks of your winnings.
5. Username and password
You will now choose your username and password. Remember this since you will have to use it every time you enter the casino. Write it down and keep this information somewhere safe.
6. Almost ready
Now you are almost ready. If you need to cash-in some money click ‘bank/cashier’ and use one of the several options (VISA, NETeller, etc.) of deposit money. The instructions are simple, and you should have no problem funding your account.
If you need to know more about payment options? we also made a guide here below about the different payment options that are available at most online casino sites:
The process of online casino depositing and withdrawing
Making deposits and withdrawals to and from your online casino account is critical. Without these processes, how will you ever have money to play your favourite online casino games? Fortunately, the whole process of putting money in, and taking money out of your casino account is far simpler than you may think. To help you along, each online casino has a selected number of payment methods that they accept, with most of the major online casinos having the commonest banking options on the net, ready and available for you.
How to deposit funds
Depositing funds is a must if you wish to play for any length of time. There are two common ways of going about this. The first is to use your credit card or debit card to put money onto your account. This is done as a purchase, in a similar manner to when you purchase something from Amazon or any other online retailer. The process is often very quick, and players often have the option of setting up a payment method as their default option. They can then make all subsequent deposits at the click of a button if they wish. There are generally no fees for depositing money into your online casino account, and most transactions are instantaneous, meaning that you have the funds to play with immediately after the deposit is made. Some casinos have limits on how much you can deposit, though these are often fairly high, so you are free to deposit whatever you wish in most cases.
How to withdraw funds
Withdrawing money is a bit trickier, though not exactly difficult. The first thing that many casinos will ask before you can withdraw, is for you to prove your identity. They do this in your interest so that nobody can withdraw your winnings other than yourself. There are a number of ways that casinos may go about this, but not all of them are so picky. Some don’t even need your identification proved at all, as they get all the information they need from your payment method details.
Another hurdle before you can withdraw is wagering requirements. If a player has accepted a bonus, then they must fulfill all their turnover duties before they can withdraw. This is fair. If you have taken a bonus of £100, then you will probably need to wager that bonus amount at least 20 times, before you can withdraw. If all your obligations have been met, the withdraw process is simple. Whether or not your withdrawal transaction is completed in 1-2 days or 5-7 days depends on what method you choose to withdraw your funds. There may also be fees on credit card or wire withdrawals, and there are almost always going to be limits on the minimum (and sometimes the maximum) amount you can withdraw at any one time.
Lately, some online casinos have been greatly reducing the number of withdrawal payment methods they offer. This means that you only have a selected few options available. The most common and popular payment methods are almost always available for withdrawals though, so you needn’t worry about that too much. The number of withdrawal methods available at online casinos have always been less than the number of options a player has to deposit, anyway.
Credit cards and debit cards are amongst the most popular deposit and withdrawal payment methods. Not all of them can be used to withdraw funds though, and those casinos that do permit credit card or debit card withdrawals, generally charge a small fee. Credit card deposit and withdrawals are useful, as they deal directly with your bank. However, whilst deposits are completed instantly, withdrawals can take up to 5 business days to be processed. Generally speaking, you’ll need to deposit at least £10 to £20 to be able to deposit via credit cards and debit cards, with the minimum withdrawal limits around about the same mark.
For those gamers that are worried about their credit card details being stolen – even though the risk is minute – e-wallets are a far safer option. Skrill is one of the largest e-wallets. Players can deposit funds directly onto their e-wallet via their credit card, and then use their e-wallet to top up their casino balance. With this payment method, no credit card is never involved in any casino transaction. Skrill deposits are instantaneous, and withdrawals can take less than a day, and at most 2-3 days. This e-wallet will often allow deposits from as little as £5, and withdrawals of around £10 at most sites. Skrill does not charge a fee for either deposits or withdrawals.
Neteller is virtually the same as Skrill, in everything that is offered. Another e-wallet, Neteller is found in practically all online casino sites. Being more readily available than Skrill, it might be wise to use this payment method. However, casinos that offer Neteller sometimes have higher, minimum deposit and withdrawal limits than Skrill. Neteller does charge you a fee to top-up your account with them, although transaction times are incredibly fast when using this payment method.
Paysafecard accounts can be topped up online, or you can purchase coupons in shops across the country. Loading an online account with Paysafecard is a lot like charging your phone with credit. It is very easy to do, has no fees to upload money to your account, is instantaneous, but cannot be reversed. What does that mean? In short, it means that you can top-up your account (deposit) with Paysafecard, but you will be unable to withdraw via Paysafecard. Paysafecard does not accept withdrawals from online casinos. If you are using Paysafecard to deposit, you will certainly need to choose an alternative method for withdrawals.
Ukash is another one of the major e-wallets. Although not as commonly found in online casinos as Skrill or Neteller, it is still a big player in the digital banking world. Ukash is far more similar to Skrill, than Neteller. They offer super-fast deposits and withdrawals, don’t charge fees, and have incredibly low deposit and withdrawal limits. Like Skrill, you can also use Ukash knowing full well that your credit card details are safe. Ukash is a top drawer payment method to use, if your online casino site actually offers it as a payment method, which fewer and fewer are doing.
Bank Wire is a fast way to send money from place A to place B, though not vice-versa. Depositing money via Bank Wire is fast and 100% secure. In short, they are simply immediate bank transfers, with no delays; at least when it comes to depositing funds. Widely offered at online casinos across the net, you may think that is the quickest way to deposit funds into your account. Actually, Bank Wire transfers are no quicker than e-wallets or credit card deposits, since they too are instantaneous. They are quicker than most debit card deposits, though. The problem with Bank Wire comes with withdrawals. Although commonly offered as a withdrawal method, there are almost always sizeable fees, hefty minimum withdrawal limits, and transactions can take between 5-8 business days! So much for fast transfers!
PayPal is of course, very well-known and loved by all. Just like Amazon, some online casinos accept PayPal. If your chosen online casino does accept it, then it is likely that you already know all there is to know about this payment method. Again, like the other e-wallets, you don’t need to put your card details at risk when depositing or withdrawing at an online casino site. Yes, PayPal sometimes does give you a little charge here or there, but it is minuscule. PayPal payment methods offer instant deposits, and withdrawals are completed in 1-3 days. However, there is a delay in sending money from your card to your PayPal account. PayPal, unfortunately, is nowhere near as widely spread in the online casino world as other e-wallet payment methods. If you can find it offered at your online casino, great; but don’t count on it being there!
There are of course plenty of other payment methods in the online casino world, such as cheques, postal orders and more. Some good, and some, not so good. Some require huge withdrawals, some take weeks to arrive, and others are so dated that nobody ever seriously uses them. The best advice is to always try and use the method that you are most familiar with and trust. Failing that, find one that allows both deposit and withdrawal options (because not all payment methods do), and find one that you can easily link to your bank account.