We have come to rely on our phones that they have become part of an extended self, and technology allows us to complete tasks that would have eaten into our busy days.
It is now possible to accomplish a whole range of tasks from anywhere and at any time we choose thanks to our mobile devices.
One popular trend today is the online casino, and there are many reasons to use an Android phone or tablet to play online games. Offering better portability allows us to take our favourite online casino with us. The days of using a bulky laptop when out and about are gone. Players can also experience the same quality graphics that they would when using their desktop.
However, we do need to be able to pay for all online goods and services. The best mobile payment apps provide contactless payments but just like our contactless debit and credit cards they can have their limitations.
Players can choose from many payment apps to fund their online casino accounts. Below we are going to take a look at some of the most popular.
Neteller is one of the most popular online electronic wallets. It has the specialised function of performing both deposit and withdrawal transactions to and from online casinos. Deposit and withdrawal times are fast, and there is a dedicated customer support service for help and advice.
Neteller can also handle currencies outside the British pound, US dollar, Australian dollar, and Canadian dollar. Currency options from other countries such as Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Mexico and Romania are also offered.
Players can also apply for a Neteller debit card and use it to cash their money out after an hour of processing time at any local ATM that accepts major credit cards like Visa and Mastercard.
As the undisputed leader PayPal offers its services in almost every country except Australia, Canada and the US. PayPal is quick and secure (you do not have to give the online casino any private details) and carries out more transactions than all other payment processors. One of the best reasons for using PayPal as an online casino banking option is that both deposits and withdrawals are immediate. Players do not have to wait in pending status at all.
Users of PayPal will deposit their funds into their PayPal account and then use these funds to pay for their games.
Skrill is also popular with online gamblers and has been around for years. Skrill (or Moneybookers) allows its users to transfer money internationally. Skrill also allows its users to buy a prepaid debit card (MasterCard)
Registration is easy, simply connect your credit card or account with them, and you are good to go.
Overseen by the UK FSA (Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom) Skrill is also approved by the firm VeriSign which handles all the processing of transactions.
With Skrill, there is no need to share bank account or credit card details with the online casino adding another layer of security to your time spent online.
Paybyphone or payviaphone
One of the latest payment options is paybyphone (payviaphone). This banking method uses your monthly mobile or landline bill to pay for the cost of games when you play at deposit by phone bill casinos. Using your phone bill to pay is a convenient and secure way to fund your online casino account.
Convenient and with no fees attached the paybyphone payment method appeals to many players. Easy to set up all you need to do is:-
- Go to the banking screen of your online casino
- Select the paybyphone (mobile) payment method
- Choose how much you want to deposit
- Enter your phone number
- Confirm your phone number and the amount you want to add
- You will then receive an SMS message
- Click the link to confirm the transaction
- After confirmation, your account will be credited immediately
The PaySafeCard app is a relatively new payment method for players at online casinos. You can buy a PaySafeCard from retail centres all over the world. Easy-to-use players can complete deposits and withdrawals. Featuring a 16-digit pin code PaySafeCard is safe and secure and offers instantaneous deposits and withdrawals of casino winnings.
Offering multiple benefits, the use of bitcoin as a payment method at online casinos has risen considerably. Online casinos that specifically use only bitcoin have a lower house edge by up to 2% due to the lower operating costs from payment processors. Gamblers can enjoy anonymity as it is a decentralised and encrypted payment platform. Bitcoin bypasses banks, any other third parties and governments which puts the player in control of their financial privacy.