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Funding Your Bingo Account

When you’re new to online bingo, you will find yourself offered a large choice of ways to get your money in to your bingo account. In this section of the site we’ll take a look at some of the popular methods of funding your bingo account.

There are a few different themes when it comes to adding funds to your bingo account that are worthy of note. The most popular method is to use your normal debit and credit cards. If you don’t want to use your normal bank cards, you can get pre-paid cards at you local superstore that allows you to transfer money into your account. Finally, many people choose to use and online or e-Wallet style of payment, which acts as an intermediary between your bank and bingo account.

It’s worth noting that at some bingo sites you can get an extra bonus depending on what type of payment system you choose to use – it’s always worth checking first before you make your deposit to see if you can claim extra free bingo by using an ewallet system rather than you debit card.

Popular Online Bingo Funding Methods

Listed below are some of the more popular options, and links to pages where you can see some of the popular sites that accept those payments.

Credit And Debit Cards

Easily the most popular method for paying for anything, you’d be amazed to find a bingo site that didn’t accept either debit or credit cards as a method of funding your bingo account. We recommend using debit cards as then you don’t face any extra interest issues that you could when using your credit cards. Also, it’s fair to say that then you know you’re playing with money you have, rather than money you will owe. The other benefit is that when you withdraw from your account the money goes straight back in to your bank account.

Popular bingo sites that accept credit and debit cards.

MoneyBookers

MoneyBookers is an e-Wallet system that allows you to fund your bingo from your MoneyBookers account. There are fees attached to using the MoneyBookers system when you transfer money in and out of your MoneyBookers account, but on the plus side you can withdraw you winnings to MoneyBookers and then to your bank account. You will need to supply proof of identity when you sign up at MoneyBookers.

Popular bingo sites that accept MoneyBookers.

Neteller

Neteller is a popular e-Wallet system that acts as a middle man between your bank and your bingo accounts. You can fund it with money from your bank account, then use your balance to instantly deposit at the bingo site of your choice. There are fees for using this system, but on the plus side you can move your winnings to your bank account from your Neteller balance. Of the e-Wallet system, Neteller is probably the widest used one.

Popular bingo sites that accept Neteller.

PayPal

Pretty much everyone has a PayPal account these days, be it for paying for eBay auctions of for sending money to friends and family. This online payment system works like an e-Wallet system in so far as it takes money from your bank account and sends it to your bingo site of choice. Surprisingly, PayPal is still a fairly new method of funding bingo accounts, and not as widely available as the other more established systems. Given its popularity, we expect to see more sites adopt it as a payment method in the future.

Popular bingo sites that accept PayPal.

Paysafecard

Paysafecard is a pre-pay payment method of funding your bingo account. You can buy a Paysafecard from a number of stores in a number of denominations – £10, £20, etc. You take your card home, scratch off the security number and put it in to the bingo cashier to fund your account. Whilst this allows you to avoid using your normal bank cards, the downside is that if you win, you still need to have a card or bank account in the system to withdraw the money to. Otherwise, it’s a simple and fee free way of funding your account.

Popular bingo sites that accept Paysafecard.

Other Funding Methods

If none of the above popular payment methods take your fancy, then there are other options available to you. Some sites will also accept a wire transfer or BACS payment to fund your account. There are various other methods as well such as e-Wallet systems Click And Buy and Click2Pay. There are other similar systems available that we don’t have the time to cover here, but whatever method you choose, we advise that these more popular methods are the ones to go for.

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