One of the first things you will need to do after deciding on the online casino you want to play at is to make a deposit into your account and although this might seem the simplest thing to do, a little bit of thought could bring benefits. All online casinos offer multiple casino deposit options so there is plenty of choice and there is almost certainly one method which will suit you but the advice is not to automatically reach for the credit card as you might do with other online transactions. Online casinos accept a credit card deposit as it makes no difference to them but it might to you. The money from a credit card deposit is available immediately in the online casino playing account as the online casino is guaranteed to receive the cash and you can use it to play any of the casino games but because of this the transaction is considered a cash transaction rather than a credit transaction. The cash transaction is the same as if you had used your credit card to withdraw cash from an ATM. Most people do not do that but if you did you would pay interest from the day of the transaction until the credit card balance was settled. Normally if you settle your credit card balance on a monthly basis you would pay no interest but with cash transitions you will. That is not the end of the story with credit card casino deposits.
For reasons known only to themselves the credit card issuers do not like gambling in any form and there is a good chance that deep in the small print of your agreement is a line which says they will charge a percentage for gambling payments and that unfortunately includes online casinos. When margins at online casinos between winning and losing are so fine you are doing yourself no favours by paying this percentage as well as the interest charges but fortunately there are alternatives. Possibly the most common of the casino deposit options is the debit card. Casinos.ie considers this one of the better options for Irish casino players for a couple of reasons. First and foremost is the fact that there are no charges for using a debit card but a secondary consideration is that an online casino should never be played on credit and a debt card cannot be used unless there is cash in the bank to cover it. Most people who still use a credit card have no issues with paying it off monthly and are in complete control of their online casino play but the temptation to overreach can prove too difficult for some so a debit card is the answer. The only possible drawback is that you must register the card with the online casino which means they have the details on file. As long as you are using an online casino such as any of those listed at casinos.ie there will almost certainly be no problem as their encryption systems for personal data are extremely good. As you can perhaps imagine hackers are frequently trying to hack into the online casino itself to make a quick buck so security at online casinos is generally better than many other places.
This brings us onto the next of the casino deposit options which is the use of an e-wallet. Again most online casinos will have a selection of e-wallets that you can use to make a casino deposit which include the likes of Skrill/Moneybookers and Neteller. All Irish Casino in common with other online casinos does not accept PayPal but this is something to do with charges they impose. Margins are slim for the online casino as well so they also do not need to have additional charges. The security aspect of e-wallets is good as your actual bank details are not known to anyone who is being paid but again there can be charges made. If you do not have an e-wallet of any sort it can worthwhile opening an account not only for your online casino deposits but for internet shopping in general. The process is quick and easy and if you set up a direct link to your bank account you do not need to think about paying it off.
There are other casino deposit options such as direct bank transfer or even a Paysafe card which is effectively cash as you must have loaded the card in the first place. There is even the ability to make a deposit into your online casino account using cash if you happen to use either Paddy Power Casino or Ladbrokes Casino which are the ones that have betting shops around the country. They have slightly different procedures but in effect you can walk into one of their shops and deposit cash over the counter which they can immediately credit to your online account. This may not be always convenient as online casinos are open far longer than the betting shops so even if this appeals for most of the time you should have an alternative method set up which can be used 24/7.
Another thing to be aware of is that any withdrawals from your online casino account will be made back using the same method as the deposit so for example if winnings are deposited back to your credit card you will not see it immediately. It also takes some methods longer to credit you despite the fact that the online casino has acted swiftly. The banking pages of the online casino is generally a good source of information or in the case of www.allirishcasino there is a withdrawals page. Be aware that the online casino must confirm your identity before the first withdrawal can be made so this may take a little longer than normal. There is a specially designed section to make this as easy as possible but it still has to be done as it is part of the terms and conditions of the gaming license which has been issued.