The extremely popular online payment method of Paypal looks set to be entering the regulated US online gambling market in the states of Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. For many years Paypal has provided a safe and secure instant funding option for online casino games players in many countries, and of course this versatile method is accepted almost everywhere online now, from booking hotels and making general purchases to doing the weekly shopping. With over 150 million users and a well established name and brand it will be a welcome addition to the new online gaming industry in the US, which is at present struggling to provide the state tax revenue that was predicted of it.
It’s hoped that Paypal will offer players of both online poker and casino games a reliable alternative to using their credit cards, as many banks in the US are still refusing to authorize payments to regulated online gambling sites. When using Paypal to fund a casino account, players simply deposit into their Paypal account via their credit or debit card and then make the simple transfer to their casino account, and Paypal have also recently launched their own debit card too which means that you may withdraw funds from your Paypal account from 1000’s of ATM’s across the US.
Casino games players who enjoy their action in the many offshore online casinos may of course continue to use major credit cards when funding their accounts, and Paypal will not become an option in the traditional way. Players may however use Paypal debit cards, as they act as a prepaid Visa card in the casino cashier, and many US online casinos are now accepting this method. Prepaid cards in general are a great way to deposit into your casino of choice and can be obtained in many convenience stores in the US, and as long as they are OK for international transactions, which most are, then your casino account is funded instantly, in the same way as using regular Visa or MasterCard.