Deposit Options for US Poker Players

Best Ways Online Poker Payment Processors for Americans

US Flag Since the passing of the UIGEA, US poker players have struggled to find ways to fund their poker accounts that are legal and have not blacklisted US players. Though online poker play is not illegal in the USA, because of the banning of certain payment methods, many processors and poker rooms have closed their doors on the US market. There are still rooms that accept US players, and many perfectly legal options for them to use to fund their online poker room accounts.

Prepaid Credit/Debit Cards – Many prepaid credit, debit, and gift cards can have their balances transferred into an account at a poker room. The methods for the purchase and fund of these cards will vary by the distributor of the card.

Wire Transfer – Using a wire transfer to fund a poker account has also become a popular choice, particularly when moving large sums of money. As the funds are simply being transferred from account to account, not from account to website, there seem to be no processing hang-ups.

Cashier’s Check/Money Orders – Cashier’s checks and money orders allow you to remove funds from you own personal accounts or use cash, then mail the check or money order directly to the poker room you desire. Most sites require you to contact their customer service department for specific information on sending these payments. While this process is a bit on the slow side, it is a great alternative when online options are not available.

EWalletXpress – eWalletXpress is a standard online payment processor, which is accepted by many online poker rooms. These accounts can be funded through a bank account or by using the 900pay service.

ePassporte – ePassporte is an online prepaid debit account, which provides you with a VISA account number you can use to transfer funds into your poker account. Accounts can be funding through both banking accounts and standard credit and debit cards.

Echecks – Echecks allow you to use your checking account to transfer money into an account at a participating poker website. You simply enter your routing and account information and check number, and the transaction is processed as if you have given the site a paper check.

Western Union/MoneyGram – These services are available in many locations across the US. You can use these to wire funds directly to the poker room of your choice by simply wiring cash from a store offering one of these services. Each poker room that accepts these payment services will provide information on their site as to where the money should be sent.

MyWebATM – MyWebATM allows users to fund their poker accounts through a privately issued card. These accounts can be funded through bank account transfers, wire transfers, and credit cards, once the account has been active for a certain period of time.

PINDebit – PINDebit is an online funding service in which you can transfer funds onto your PINdebit card from your bank account, and then use the card to fund your poker room accounts. Funds can be withdrawn from these cards at almost any ATM.

Now that you know which deposit options are available, here is a list of the best US poker sites.