US Online Poker Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
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USA Payment Processors
These are the major payment processors which are currently accepting deposits and/or withdrawals between USA residents and off-shore gaming sites. Neteller
, the most popular payment method, stopped USA gaming transactions Jan. 17, 2007. For more information, see the Poker Law page. Always use common sense when making online transactions. Always look for the 'https' prefix in the Web address - this means you are on a secure page - when submitting your personal information. Do not submit personal information to a service you have never heard of or which is not associated with an online gaming site you trust. To be safe, do not keep money in an eWallet account! Use eWallets only to transfer money in and out of poker/gaming sites you trust.
Instant Check - This is available at Bodog. It is the fastest, easiest, most secure way to make a deposit. Transfer money directly from your bank account to Bodog. No need to deal with 3rd party e-Wallet sites. Some people may have to call customer service to have Instant Check added - it is definitely worth that 5-minute phone call! This is by far the best option available right now and is highly recommended!
ePassporte (Accepted at many online poker sites, takes about 7 days to get an account set up. This is the closest thing to Neteller available and is the most popular option right now - though definitely not perfect, due to the fees and relatively long set-up process)
NuCharge (Only accepted by Bodog, and only for deposits... but only takes about 5 minutes to get set up! NuCharge makes it possible to fund your online poker account using prepaid phone cards. No banking information is required. Cards are available in denominations of $100, $150, $200 and $300.)
Add-Funds (This is the Absolute Poker version of NuCharge. Same company, same basic Web site, works exactly the same way. Accepted at Absolute Poker and Ultimate Bet.)
Gift2Go (prepaid Visa
gift cards, which work on Poker Stars and some other sites. Always buy a small denomination card, make a test deposit, and if it works at your site of choice, then buy a bigger card to fund your account as normal. And remember: Make sure your test card at least meets the poker site's minimum deposit requirement!)
Visa All Access Debit Cards (Similar to the Gift2Go cards. Do a location search on the site to find retailers of these cards in your area. When ordering online, it takes about a week to get your card in the mail - so buy them at the store!)
WWWCard (Another prepaid Visa gift card.)
GiftCards.com (You guessed it, more gift cards!)
MyWebATM (Accepted at Full Tilt. This works like a regular ATM card but has high fees including $9.95 to receive your card in the mail, $2.50 per ATM transaction and a $3.95 monthly fee. If you can handle the fees, this looks like a great option. Casual players and micro-stakes players should probably look elsewhere. Withdrawals are now available to MyWebATM and are reportedly very quick - money is in your account in a matter of hours.)
EcoCard (This is an eWallet similar to ePassporte and MyWebATM. Accepted at Poker.com.)
eWalletXpress (Accepted at Bodog, this is an eWallet similar to ePassporte, MyWebATM etc.)
Diners Club International
Bank Wire Transfer
Cash Transfer ($250 minimum deposit)
(last updated September 19, 2007)