Once you’ve selected a reputable online casino and created your online casino account, you are ready to start gambling online for money. To get started you will need to fund your casino account with Rands.
All South African online casinos offer a variety of options to withdraw and deposit cash. It’s definitely worthwhile checking out which are the cheapest and most effective for you, depending on where you’re based. eWallet solutions have far surpassed VISA, Mastercard and EFT bank transfers because of their quick and easy access and integration with online casinos. They are also much quicker in terms of processing and charge significantly lower fees than SWIFT transactions, for one.
Essentially, all major casinos offer a range of funding options including:
- Popular e-Wallet solutions like EcoPay, Skrill (Moneybookers), NETeller, Click2Pay, PayPal, uKash, and my Citadel. These are secure, well-established payment mechanisms however not all of them accept applications from all countries. NETeller and Skrill are generally the two best options in this category. Links are provided below if you’d like to check out their offerings and to confirm that they accept accounts from your country.
- In many countries, the most popular way of transferring cash remains the major credit and debit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Maestro, Amex, Solo, etc). You should check with your respective financial institution to confirm that they allow gambling transactions on your issued card.
- Although it usually takes longer to process and reflect, bank transfers (wire transfers, EFT, SWIFT etc) work well as deposit and withdrawal options. Besides the timeframes, the costs and minimum amounts with this method are usually higher than other options.
Anti-money-laundering regulations have somewhat slowed down the account setup process for most e-Wallet solutions. Regardless, the likes of Skrill and NETeller are probably worth the time and effort if you’re going to be gambling online for real money. As an added bonus, South African online casinos tend to prefer these deposit methods as it’s faster, less administration for them, and equally secure – as a result they often offer extra deposit bonuses up to 5% – 15% when you use these e-wallet solutions.
To find out more about e-wallets, or if would like to open an e-wallet account, then please visit any of the following recommended providers:
Once your e-wallet account is approved, you would fund that account with a bank transfer or credit card and then, after that is processed, use your e-Wallet account to make deposits directly into your online casino account. If you’re security conscious then this approach has the added benefit of not having to disclose your credit card, or bank details, to the online casino operators.