Online Gaming: Safe Ways to Pay

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A key part of online gaming is transferring money to and from your account. Reputable, credible iGaming websites invest more in quality security measures than ever to offer you, the customer, real peace of mind. This gives them a competitive edge and reduces the risk of you dropping them for another site if you run into any security issues.

However, actually finding the right way to pay for your own personal needs and expectations isn’t easy. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of safe ways to pay (all available as apps) for online gaming below.

PayPal

PayPal is one of the foremost online payment options in the world. Millions of customers use PayPal to make secure transactions, and it’s fairly common at online gaming sites.

PayPal employs cutting-edge encryption (168 bits) to protect your data during deposits and withdrawals. This gives hackers a real run for their money and provides the reassurance you need to feel safe when playing online.

Another benefit is that using PayPal means there’s no need to enter your credit or debit card details directly into an iGaming site. PayPal effectively acts as a ‘middle man’, offering an extra layer of security.

Pay By Phone

Plenty of online gaming sites accept Pay By Phone (typically Boku) as a payment option, and it’s easy to see why.

Paying by phone frees you from inputting sensitive financial details into any iGaming site and streamlines the entire process of depositing cash into your accounts. All you usually need to do is create an account or login if you already have one, choose Boku (or an alternative) as your payment option, and submit your phone number.

You should receive a text message to confirm your identity. Reply to verify you are who you say you are to get the ball rolling. Any money you deposit for playing slots, table games, or making wagers on sports will be charged to your phone bill at the end of the month. Simple.

Skrill

Skrill is another online option available as an app (Google Play and the App Store) for fast management. This lets you make payments from credit / debit cards as you would on PayPal, available at any time.

Skrill’s encryption aligns with the high-performance PCI-DSS Level 1 security demands and was the first certified electronic money issuer in the UK, plus received a license from the Financial Market Conduct Authority (FCA).

Skrill is available at many online casinos, sports-betting and bingo sites. Keeping your account topped-up for playing video slots, betting on live-dealer games and is quick and easy.

Neteller

Neteller is very similar to PayPal and Skrill. It lets you move money back and forth safely, offering a convenient, user-friendly service ideal for online gaming of all kinds. You can deposit and withdraw funds in minutes.

Neteller is a popular option at iGaming sites, usually available wherever Skrill is (and more common than PayPal). Neteller is PCI DSS compliant, features 256 bit encryption, and has security code verification for further protection.

Any of these payment options are reliable and as safe as transferring funds online gets. Take the time to check them out before you start making payments, for your own reassurance and satisfaction.

The same goes for any gaming websites you visit: always make sure you know who you’re giving your details (and money) to.

Last modified: August 20, 2019

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