What deposit options do Canadians
have in online casinos?
New players enjoy a lot of free bonuses in online casinos and that’s one of the main reasons as to why it’s always a good idea to try new ones every once in a while. However, as all seasoned players know, bonuses are paid out periodically and it makes sense only when the player shows some real interest in the games by depositing real money. Also, it is almost impossible to win anything substantial from a casino without investing a bit of your own money to begin with. The next question is of course, the obvious one; how are Canadian gamblers supposed to deposit that amount while playing in online casinos? As it turns out, reputed casinos like Captain Cooks, Zodiac Casino or Luxury Casino offer multiple modes of payment to their players.
Visa Debit and Visa Electron are also included in the options as both debit and credit Visa cards from Canada are accepted in Zodiac Casino, Captain Cooks Casino and Luxury Casino. If the player wants, he/she is free to add up to five Visa cards per account for easy deposits. All credit/debit card payment processes are instantaneous, so if you want fast deposits, it’s one of the fastest methods at your disposal.
Just like Visa, MasterCards from Canada are also accepted in the aforementioned casinos, which includes both credit and debit cards. The deposit is instantaneous, and the casinos allow up to five MasterCards to be added as well. Do keep in mind that the total amount of debit/credit cards allowed per account is five (Visa or MasterCard or both) and not five of each type.
A lot of people are afraid to use their card details online and there’s enough reason to justify that fear in some situations. However, the likes of Luxury Casino, Zodiac Casino or Captain Cooks Casino have very tight cyber security protocols to negate any potential threat of your card details getting leaked. Nevertheless, if you want an option where you won’t have to give out your card details at all, then eCheck is one of the best options for making a deposit to an online casino from Canada. Register your bank account at eCheck with just the help of your check book to make instant deposits to any of the three casinos mentioned. While the funds will appear soon after, it might take a few days for the transaction to show up on your bank account history.
Paysafecard is actually a prepaid card that carries no other financial information on it than the previously decided amount. This essentially keeps all your financial info safe while making a deposit in any online casino on the internet that accepts it. Players can buy Paysafecards online with their debit/credit cards or get them by paying in cash at pump stations, supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor shops and even at the post office. Zodiac Casino, Luxury Casino and Captain Cooks Casino accept Paysafecard for instant deposits.
Players will need a credit/debit card to recharge their EntroPay Virtual Visa Card, but that’s between them and the trusty name of EntroPay, which essentially keeps all their financial information safe on the internet. Once you have the necessary funds in your account, it can be used to make a deposit in most major online casinos that operate in Canada. The process of using an EntroPay Virtual Visa Card is almost identical to that of using a regular Visa debit or credit card.
Once you have created an account on Instadebit, you can fund it with your bank account at any time, as long as you have internet banking. Similar to traditional cheques, it will take a while for the transaction to show up on your bank’s record and the payment to be debited from the connected account, but the credit in your online casino account will show up as soon as the payment goes through from Instadebit. Just make sure that you are playing on a casino like Captain Cooks or Zodiac that accepts Instadebit.
Instant Banking Deposit by Citadel Direct
If you have internet banking, Citadel Direct can help you use that to your advantage by acting as the safety net, through which the player can make deposits to any casino, but without compromising on safety. You don’t really need to sign up with Citadel for this to work and the transfer is instantaneous to your online casino account. Captain Cooks Casino, Zodiac Casino and Luxury Casino offer Instant Banking Deposits by Citadel Direct.
iDebit works with almost all the banks in Canada and certainly all the major banks in the country, but more importantly, you can use the secure service of iDebit to deposit the required amount to your casino account instantly and directly from your bank account. You will need to activate your bank’s internet services first, but that’s almost a default feature these days. iDebit even gives you the option to check out as a guest, which means that whether you create an account there or not is up to you. However, it is recommended that you do, in order to keep track of all your transactions and also to make the next payment much smoother and faster.
Zodiac Casino, Captain Cooks Casino and Luxury Casino accept ecoPayz and the online payment option is really unique due to certain features that it offers to its users. With the assistance of banks that are affiliated with the service, ecoPayz accepts payments from users in their local currency. The speed of deposit to your casino account and the exchange rates will differ depending on the country you are trying to use ecoPayz from, but as long as you are in Canada, it should be pretty fast.
Similar to a Paysafecard, Ukash is a prepaid voucher that is accepted by reputed names like Luxury Casino, Captain Cooks Casino and Zodiac Casino. Players can either purchase them online or from local stores and supermarkets with cash. The transfer of the money from your Ukash prepaid voucher to the concerned casino account is instantaneous.
ClickandBuy remains a popular online payment option offered by all the three major online casinos in Canada. This is for those that would not like to take any risks by directly entering their card details during the deposit, but you will still need to fund your ClickandBuy account with a credit/debit card or internet banking nonetheless.