5 Alternative Ways to Fund Your Online Casino Account
We all know how difficult it can be to make a deposit at Australian online casinos. Various banks now block gambling transactions, so deposit options are limited. However, some online casinos are clever and come up with alternative ways for you to fund your online casino account.
Today, we will take a look at five of the most unusual ways to fund your online casino account. These options are not available at all casinos, but they are available at some.
One of the more unusual ways to make a deposit at an online casino is through gift card exchange. The way it works is that you exchange a valid gift card to the online casino in exchange for money on your account.
For example, let’s say you have a $50 gift card for Subway restaurants. The casino may offer $40 to $45 onto your online casino account in exchange for the gift card. Often, you will not get full value for your gift card. However, if you are not going to use the gift card, this is a way to get something for it.
If you play at Bitcoin online casinos, there is a good chance that it will offer a faucet. Faucets award a small amount of Bitcoin or altcoin for free. That crypto can then be used to play at the casino. Often, the amount is only good for a few minimum bets at extreme micro stakes. Other times, you will have to make several faucet claims to get enough money to play.
While this is not an ideal way to get your account funded, it is a way to fund it for free. Blockchain Poker is a great example of a site you can gets started with faucets and build your way to a reasonable bankroll for free.
Prepaid Credit Cards
Have you ever purchased a prepaid credit card at a convenience store? Did you know that in some cases you can use these for online casino deposits? The reason for this is that prepaid credit cards are not generally regulated the same as a standard credit card.
That’s because you are not using credit, but the card is essentially a Visa or MasterCard debit card. Note that you will be limited to the amount that’s available on the card. If your casino charges fees, make sure that you have enough on the card to cover both the deposit and any associated fees.
Player to Player Online Casino Transfers
This options is most popular at online casinos with poker rooms attached. The way it works is that another player on the network will send you money to your account. You can then use that money to play at the site.
If a casino has an online poker site, they will usually offer P2P transfers on the poker site. After you have money sent to you on the poker site, often you can transfer it to the casino and continue playing. Note that you will be required to play through any P2P transfers at least once before you can cash out. Casinos are not banks.
Make a Online Casino “Purchase”
One option that is not advertised by casinos is a third-party funding option. If you cannot make a deposit using standard methods offered by the site, contact customer support to see if they have alternatives. Sometimes, they offer a third-party service that you can use to make a deposit using your credit card.
The way it works is that you are making a purchase from that third-party for the amount you want to deposit. That third party then sends money to your online casino account. You will not hear about this type of option at the casino unless you speak with customer service.
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