Best Deposit Options for US Poker Players
The US law UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) doesn’t forbid one from playing online gambling games such as poker, but it forces financial service providers such as banks and credit card companies to reduce their activities or even withdraw from online gambling business due to difficulties in processing online gambling funds. With the lack of funding service, US gambling fans might find it difficult to continue enjoying online poker and other games again.
Since UIGEA was issued on June 2010, service providers like FirePay, Moneybookers, Citadel, Instadebit and others no longer offer payment services for online gambling accounts. One of the most popular provider, eWalletXpress, has closed the online gambling funding service since November 2010. It’s also difficult for US online gambling fans to pay through their credit cards.
Alternative Payment Options for US Online Poker Fans
Even so, it’s not the end yet for the online poker and gambling fanatics thanks to some alternative paying methods coming to the rescue, such as Western Union, UseMyWallet, Click2Pay, PIC-Club, FedEx, also eCheck and wire transfer. Using those alternative services US online gamblers have succeeded in finding a way around UIGEA. They are still able to fund their online accounts and cash their earnings, enjoying the game they love.
Ecocard was once a popular option for online gambling account payment until it withdrew from the US some time ago. But worry not, because now Ecocard has returned under the name UseMyWallet
alias QuickTender. Unfortunately, not all players may enjoy its benefits since only those who are invited by a current UseMyWallet user may register an account. The best bet might be registering at a UseMyWallet casino and ask the customer service to send a UseMyWallet registration invitation. UseMyWallet has become one of the most popular payment services among online poker and gambling addicts in the US.
Other Payment / Deposit Options
Another popular option is American Express (Amex). Not all online poker casinos are willing to accept it though due to the high fees. Some online poker game may be funded through Amex, but winnings can’t be withdrawn with it. Players might have to look for other ways to withdraw funds from their online accounts. Other new, promising payment option for US gamblers is PasteandPay
, which works similarly to Ukash in the Europe. Players may buy PasteandPay vouchers from credit card companies and fund their online gaming accounts by entering the pin numbers written on the vouchers. For those who don’t use credit cards or prefer not leaking their details online, PasteandPay might be a great payment option.