There are several ways of depositing funds to an online poker room. The most common method is with an electronic payment account such as Neteller, Firepay or Moneybookers/Skrill. These e-wallets are funded with a transfer from the bank account. Then you can deposit from the e-wallet to the online poker room.
You can withdraw from the poker room to the e-wallet account and from the e-wallet account to your bank account. Another method that is commonly used is an online debit payment from the bank account.
Many credit card companies do not allow direct deposits for online gaming sites. Although the success rate depends on the card issuer. Paypal also prohibits its service from being used to fund online gaming sites unless you are from the UK or a limited number of other European countries. So, choose the deposit system that is more appropriate just for you and start your exciting Poker game with bonuses for Mac.
The major e-wallet accounts and online banks use high-grade 256-bit encryption when transmitting account information over the Internet. This encryption is virtually impossible to crack. While signing in and making transactions, you should see a padlock symbol in the lower right corner of the browser window to signify that this encryption works.
Also, the e-wallet services require a password and PIN (Personal Identification Number) to sign into your account and make transactions. Choose a strong password (preferably longer than 8 characters; not a word in the dictionary; includes special characters and numbers; difficult to guess) and never share this password with anyone.
In addition, use an up-to-date virus scanner and firewall. Be aware of phishing attempts: the poker rooms and online banking services will never ask for your account password via email or phone.
Neteller Payment Option
Neteller, a Canadian based company, is the most popular electronic payment method online. To open a Neteller account, register at www.neteller.com, and certify your bank account by verifying a small deposit Neteller makes. This step may take up to four business days. Make free electronic transfers between your bank account and Neteller using a certified Neteller account. These transfers typically take from two to five business days to process.
Feel free to make instant deposits to your Neteller account using the “InstaCash” feature, but there is a fee of 8.9% of the deposit. You can make free InstaCash deposits through the Party Poker, Pokerstars and 888 Poker cashiers, and you are able to withdraw these funds to your Neteller account. Thus, to withdraw, wait for about two hours to process. The transfers between online poker rooms and Neteller are free.
If you are from outside the US, but primarily use your Neteller account to play online poker with US dollar funds (the major rooms operate in US Dollars), you are recommended to open your Neteller account with a US Dollar balance instead of your native currency. To avoid any currency conversion fees. Deposits and withdrawals between online poker rooms and Neteller occur faster and more frequently than deposits and withdrawals between Neteller and bank accounts.
Deposit Ways for Non-US
There are other payment options for Poker players. Firepay (www.firepay.com) is another instant payment service. You can make a Firepay in lieu of or in addition to Neteller account. Firepay accounts are funded with instant deposits from the bank account you register with ($3.99 US fee applies).
Transfers between poker rooms and Firepay, as well as withdrawals from Firepay to your bank account, are free. Some other e-wallet services accepted by many of the top online poker rooms include Moneybookers, MyCitadel and Central Coin.
Money Transmitting for US Players
The deposit and withdrawal options mentioned above apply to non-US players. Neteller and Firepay no longer accept accounts from the United States. Payment options that are still available for US players are ePassporte and Click2Pay.