We, and plenty of other sites like us, offer loads of advice on the best banking options to use at mobile casinos. Obviously we try and offer unbiased information on the deposit and withdrawal methods which will work best for you, but we very rarely dwell on what everyone else is using. Of course, popularity is a good marker of quality, but it’s not the be all and end all – let us run you through the top three most popular mobile casino deposit methods and show you why it’s all a little topsy-turvy.
The first entry into the list probably won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been using services like PayPal since online casinos started accepting them well over a decade ago. The popularity of e-wallets at online and mobile casinos has stayed a constant for a long time – at one point it accounted for almost 80% of all online gambling payments – and shows no sign of disappearing, despite other methods arguably being more convenient.
Mobile casino players are probably most familiar with brands like PayPal, Neteller and Skrill, but there’s dozens of other e-wallets and money transfer services out there like them, many of which are accepted at online and mobile casinos.
There’s a couple of reasons e-wallets rose to such popularity among mobile casino gamblers. Firstly, the convenience of the service cannot be underplayed; whereas previous to e-wallets arriving on the scene players had to enter long card details before they could play, e-wallets made it possible to quickly and reliably deposit cash with simply a user name and a password.
Tack on to this the fact that e-wallets offer a much greater level of security than previously available methods (as casinos cannot take payments without your consent), it makes perfect sense they’d be a hit.
2. Phone Bill Deposits
Regular readers will probably know that we’re big fans of mobile phone bill depositing here at MobileSlots4U, and in the last couple of years this method has become pretty much the single most sought after deposit method for mobile casinos. Though still limited by the fact that many mobile casinos still fail to accept payments using this method, its popularity among players is still very much on the rise.
By allowing players to deposit at mobile casinos directly from their phone bill (either spending credit or adding it to their monthly bill) these pay by phone deposits require nothing other than for those using the service to have a phone with access to credit. The benefits of this system are obvious, and the steps needed to complete a payment are minimal.
With no other payment method are deposits made so quick and easy, or players money safer. We wouldn’t be at all surprised if in coming years this method were to top the list of most popular depositing methods among the casual gambler demographic.
1. Credit and Debit Cards
For those of us who have seen the light and use alternative methods to deposit at mobile casinos, it seems strange to think that the vast majority of people are still opting for the long, laborious, inefficient and in many ways unsafe choice of using credit and debit cards to make deposits at mobile casinos. The truth is though, loads of players either decided against using quicker and easier methods, or else just don’t realise there are alternatives.
Credit and debit cards definitely have their advantages. The deposit and withdrawal limits are usually the highest available at casinos, withdrawals are usually pretty speedy, and of course it’s simple to withdraw and deposit money into and out of an existing account where all your payments for other things come in and out of.
It’s hard though to ignore the fact that entering card details into a casino just seems so old fashioned. It takes so much longer than either of the methods mentioned above, and actually puts your money at risk more from unscrupulous casinos.
Anyway, it doesn’t seem credit and debit cards are going to lose the top spot of mobile casino deposits any time soon.