Paypal is now accepted at many Caesars Interactive US online gaming sites inclduing WSOP.com in New Jersey and Nevada as well as their NJ online casinos such as HarrahsCasino and CaesarsCasino.com. The addition of this simple to use and extremely popular e-wallet could very well give regulated online poker and casino gaming in the US the boost that it needs, however there has of yet been no fanfare or big deal about its arrival on the scene, which is somewhat strange.
Paypal has in fact had a very much anti online gaming policy over the years, and while other e-wallets such as Neteller and Skrill have grown massively, thanks in part to their relationship with many of the best online casinos and sports betting sites around the world, Paypal has grown its business in other areas, however that could be about to change.
Paypal opened up to the idea about getting involved with regulated online gambling in the US last year and does in fact provide a payments solution to daily fantasy sports sites and by all accounts its next step is US regulated gaming, which is a pretty big deal for this fledgling industry.
This is great news for US online casino gaming due to Paypal being such a well known, and well used online payment method, with so many Americans already holding accounts, and those without will find it so simple to register. The fact that Paypal is well recognized also brings with it a stamp of legitimacy to those sites that use it, and of course for players it means the ability to deposit and withdraw money, quickly, safely and simply. This is outstanding news for players and the industry as a whole and it’s hoped now that Paypal could be seen as a payment method for many US regulated online casinos and poker rooms.
Those US players who enjoy their action in the many regulated offshore casinos will still have to rely on Visa, prepaid Visa and MasterCard deposits as Paypal will not be entering that particular market.