US Poker Sites Accepting Paypal
If you live within the United States and you’re searching for a US PayPal poker site you won’t find one. Unfortunately US players no longer have the option to deposit to a poker room using their PayPal accounts. Up until 2002, PayPal was the #1 payment processor for gambling transactions worldwide, including poker deposits, sportsbook deposits and casino deposits. In fact during the 2002 fiscal year PayPal generated $16 million in gaming transactions which accounted for 8% of the company’s overall revenue. It was during that same year that the United States government pressured eBay, the parent company into blocking transactions from US poker and casino players to and from PayPal.
PayPal Poker and PayPal Casinos for European Players
PayPal is still a viable solution for Non-US poker and casino players. In fact is the #1 payment option for European players who want to deposit to an online poker site or casino without all the hassles of waiting for their banks to process payments. The number of PayPal poker sites on the market today is limited to a select few. If you’re a Non-US player, you can visit PayPal Poker for a complete list of poker sites that accept this payment method. Likewise, if your an online casino player that prefers to deposit using PayPal, you have a much wider selection in PayPal casinos to choose from than the poker players. For more information on which casinos accept PayPal deposits or how to use this method you can visit PayPal casinos.
US Deposit Options – Alternative PayPal Methods
Even though PayPal poker deposits is no longer viable to the US player there are other methods out there that are just as easy to use and just as secure. Below we’ve listed all of the top payment options available to US poker and casino players along with links to full reviews, and information on which online poker site or casino supports this payment method from US players.
Credit Cards are one of the most universally accepted deposit methods for US players. All US poker sites accept credit card deposits be it MasterCard, Visa or American Express. Because of the restrictions in place on financial institutions for processing US gambling transactions with a credit card, you will find not all cards will work even if your card is one of the ones listed in the poker room cashier. For this reason, we’ve created a page which specifically outlines poker sites that have the highest credit card acceptance rate.
MoneyGram is a quick and easy method for US players who need a reliable payment method and don’t have a credit card. Moneygram accepts cash payments and gives you one of two options for depositing to a poker room. You can either visit the MoneyGram website or a local MoneyGram store. Both locations are fine and your funds will be available in your poker account within 2 – 3 hours.
eChecks / Instant Checks poker sites are limited to a few. That said the eCheck method works exactly like depositing to a poker room using your PayPal account. PayPal poker deposits can be processed instantly if you use the eCheck method. The poker sites that accept eCheck deposits from US players do the exact same thing except, you don’t have to use PayPal to use an instant check. This page provides information on the top poker rooms accepting US eChecks as well as the casinos supporting this method.
Western Union works similar to Moneygram. Both methods are the same thing and is a very convenient option for US players who want to deposit to an online poker room but can’t do it with their PayPal accounts. Western Union is the largest money transfer company worldwide with over 200 land based locations in the United States