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There are quite a few safe deposit methods, but if you are after an extra layer of protection then we recommend opting for a web wallet.
One of the best e-Wallets is Skrill. It, alongside Neteller, are widely accepted at all our recommended regulated casino sites, and once you do have an account with Skrill making a secure deposit is easy.
Why does Skrill act as an extra layer of protection?
Skrill is an e-Wallet and therefore is a secure online account – as confirmed by millions of users – to store your funds and then transfer these to make a deposit.
When you open an account, you will be able to access it via your username – your email address – and a self generated password. You then need to link your personal bank account, via a credit or debit card, or make a bank transfer, in order to fund it. This means you get to choose how much money goes in your account, which means you can regulate how much you deposit online.
You then use your username and password of your account to make a deposit, meaning no financial details, such as your card number and CVV, are entered. So while you may play at our recommended sites which have data encryption technology employed to protect these details, you are adding yet another layer of protection by opting for Skrill.
Background of Skrill
Skrill was once known as Moneybookers, operating for seven years under this name since it first entered the market in 2001. Within two years of operation two million users created an account and used the web wallet as an online payment method.
In 2011, CVC Capital Partners acquired Moneybookers, rebranding the company as Skrill, and it has operated under this name ever since. However, in 2015 Neteller’s parent company announced they were in discussions to acquire Skrill, and are planning to do so for over $1 billion by the end of 2015.
Can US players use Skrill?
US players often find making deposits at online casinos difficult due to the restrictions imposed by legislation (the law hasn’t made gambling online illegal, rather they have restricted gambling transactions).
Skrill banned US players for quite some time, but as of March 2015 they are actually listed on the supported countries list.
How to deposit with Skrill
The first thing we recommend is playing at a secure online casino, such as the many we list below. This is because even though Skrill acts as another layer of protection, if you make a deposit at a rogue, or unregulated, online casino that site can easily disappear with your funds once it has cleared.
Once you have funded your Skrill account you can then follow our quick and easy links to a regulated casino and log in. Head to the cashier page and click the deposit link next to the Skrill logo. Then enter the amount you wish to deposit, your username and password, and confirm the transaction.
Processing times: Provided you have entered the correct information, and that you have enough in your web wallet, your funds will be credited to your account immediately. There is also a way you can speed the whole deposit process up.
Skrill 1-Tap is a service offered via the Skrill web wallet where you can deposit with one click on your desktop device, or just one tap on your mobile device.
To use this service, simply choose Skrill 1-Tap out of the deposit options, which is available at many of our regulated online casinos we recommend, and enter your Skrill username and password, as you would with a normal deposit.
Check the box to indicate you want to opt in for the Skrill 1-Tap option, and the next time you deposit this way you’ll only have to deposit with one click or tap, instead of entering your username and password again.
Smartphone and tablet players can deposit via Skrill, and also check the balance of their Skrill account via an app, downloadable from your device’s application store, such as Google Play, or Apple’s App Store.
Here you can check your account history and even re-fund it so you can deposit again.
Skrill prepaid service
If you would like a physical card that you can withdraw winnings with, you can opt in for the prepaid MasterCard. Simply load the winnings from your Skrill account onto the card and withdraw it at participating ATMs.
Additionally, you can use it anywhere Skrill is not accepted and MasterCard is.
You can simply sign up via the Skrill website, as long as you have a Skrill account. Your card will be mailed to you so you can use it wherever MasterCard is accepted.
Eligible regulated Skrill casinos
Participating regulated online casinos offering Skrill as a deposit method include;
- Roxy Palace – accredited by MGA and eCOGRA
- Leo Vegas – accredited by MGA, UK Gambling Commission, and eCOGRA
- Thrills – accredited by MGA
- G’Day – accredited by the Curaçao Internet Gaming Association
- Casino-Mate – accredited by MGA
- 32 Red – accredited by Gibraltar Regulatory Authority and eCOGRA
- Guts – accredited by MGA and iTech Labs
- Royal Vegas – accredited by the MGA and tested by eCOGRA