How to Deposit at BetOnline in 2017
Off all the current US poker sites, casinos and sportsbooks, BetOnline has the longest list of potential payment methods.
They have been smart, coming up with new angles for common payment options which other sites have not yet caught on to. Notable among these is the ‘Person to Person’ Visa card process, which gets around the block on gambling sites by sending your money to a 3rd party. BetOnline has also become innovative, accepting BitCoin as well as money orders from different sources.
This article shows you in detail how each of the payment methods for BetOnline works. These are not only for poker players, once you successfully fund your wallet, you can use this for sports, skill games or casino type games as well.
BetOnline Deposit Methods 2017 – Credit Cards (Visa, Amex or MasterCard)
With all 3 of the main brands covered, this is by far the easiest method of getting your funds onto BetOnline. The minimum deposit is just $50 for all of these, with the maximum different for each card and topped at $3500 for Visa.
I recommend that the first time you try this method you just go ahead in the same way you would make any online purchase (Card number, expiration date + CCV). This will go through first time very often.
If not then your next step is to speak to a rep (you can use live chat for this if you prefer) who will talk you through the tried and trusted person-to-person deposit method. Here you’ll be sending a payment to an individual (via Visa), which will be reconciled with your account. This is fast, and very similar to the system already used for money orders (via Western Union or MoneyGram).
If you do not have a credit card, then pre-paid Visa cards (the type you get from Gas stations and convenience stores) can also be used. Speak to a BetOnline rep first, as they will be able to advise on which brands are working best at the moment before you buy.
BetOnline are super-easy to deal with when it comes to credit card deposits – see the cashier section at www.betonline.ag for more information.
BetOnline Deposit Methods – Cash Transfers
The BetOnline website mentions ‘International Money Transfer Services’. They are talking about Western Union and MoneyGram (who have nothing to do with gambling and would not knowingly allow their systems to be used for this purpose I should add!).
Here is how this process works:
- You get in touch with a BetOnline rep, who gives you the name of someone to wire money to.
- You find a branch of the specified transfer organization, there are 1000’s of these. Then wire the cash (you’ll pay a small fee).
- You then mail the number to BetOnline, who reconciles with your account. The cash can be ready to take to the tables within a couple of hours max.
This is a super-reliable deposit method. The disadvantage is that it does need a trip to your local branch office to hand over the cash.
BetOnline Deposit Methods – Money Orders
This is another method which is reliable, though does involve a personal visit – this time to a check cashing store, Wal-Mart or convenience store.
You are looking for a service that will create a money order (type of check) for you. These are anonymous, and will cost you a one-off free. Once you have your money order, you simply mail it via FedEx to BetOnline (who refund those express fees and credit the full amount of the Money Order to your player account too).
The drill should be clear by now – you’ll need to chat with a BetOnline rep before you get started.
BetOnline Deposit Methods – BitCoin
BetOnline were among the first mainstream poker sites to accept BitCoin deposits. You can buy these legally, and simply transfer them from your wallet to BetOnline. They will be transferred into US Dollars for your account at today’s price. When you withdraw back to your BTC wallet, the price at that point in time will be used. BitCoin has been stable recently, though there is some risk of volatility in the price which could work in your favor or against you.
For US players coinbase is the most popular place to get yourself a BitCoin wallet.
New! BoL now also welcome LiteCoin.
That completes the summary of the main US deposit methods at BetOnline. I recommend you get your account registered and try that credit card today; they do through first time a lot more often than most players expect. Head over to www.betonline.ag right now!
International Deposit Options at BetOnline
If you are outside of the US, then a lot of other ways to deposit onto BetOnline open up. These include e-Wallets, Diners Club Cards and bank wires.
eWallet Deposits at BetOnline
The main brands are Skrill (also known as MoneyBookers) and Neteller. These are two of the most popular wallets other than PayPal (which is not accepted here, this list shows where to use it).
These wallets act as an intermediary between your bank and BetOnline. You register, fund your Skrill account, and then deposit using this (and withdraw too). The key advantage is that you can deposit and withdraw as often as you like without involving your credit card or your bank.
Diners Club Deposits at BetOnline
This credit card brand is accepted from players outside of the US. There are no restrictions in most jurisdictions.
Bank Wire Deposits at BetOnline
Again, outside of the US, most jurisdictions do not have restrictions on wiring money to poker or sports betting sites. Note that BetOnline does not accept personal checks or money orders. As usual, you’ll need to chat with a rep (who are very knowledgeable) before you go ahead and start the wire.
Conclusion / Next Steps
Very few US friendly sites can boast a list of deposit options this long. Once you get to the tables and enjoy the soft games, you’ll be glad you deposited!
Check out the fast-growing www.betonline.ag for yourself now!