PayPal and Neteller are well-known companies that offer electronic payment options internationally, and at the beginning that was enough. But as the Internet evolved, different countries, especially in Europe, introduced reliable local online payment options.
They offer customer support in their own languages, which is why they’re so popular among players. Scandinavia, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Germany and other places have local payment services that can be used in casinos.
In the Netherlands the main provider is called iDEAL, in which you can use euros, pounds or dollars. If you have a bank account in Rabobank, Fortis, Postbank, SNS Bank, or ABN AMRO, you can use iDEAL in online casinos without registering an account there. You can also use telephone banking, e-wallets, cash deposit or bank drafts with iDEAL. Some online casinos will even offer bonus options for people using iDEAL to deposit money.
Przelewy24 is a Polish electronic payment option compatible with 18 different banks. Moneybookers or credit cards can also be used. Przelewy24 can carry out transactions in euros, dollars or pounds, and it takes only 15 minutes to transfer funds.
Russia has a payment option called Moneta.ru. You can transfer money to your online casino account, but it takes as many as 5 days. For this reason Russian players would be better off using RBK Money, Webmoney or Yandex. Moneta.ru has a good feature, though – online casinos can remit withdrawals.
Sofortuberweisung lets you put money on your casino account by using a bank account. It’s powered by Fast Bank Transfer in Germany and Austria. All transactions are in euros. Unfortunately the system doesn’t accept withdrawals.