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How do I play using real money at an online casino?
Online casinos will let you practice many of their games for free using practice casino cash. When the time comes and you feel you are ready to start playing with real money you will need to deposit money into your player account. If you have already tried the games for free you are likely to have a basic player account set up already. If you have just arrived at the casino's website for the first time you will most likely be prompted to set up a player account with some basic personal details (name, address, email address and so on) before you can play the games.
When your basic player account is set up and you have set the games up you will be able to access the online casino's games lobby area. This is the online casino's main screen which gives you access to the different games. You will see a link from this screen to the 'Cashier', 'Banking', 'Deposit' (or other obvious term), click this. It will take you to a page where you can decide which payment method you want to use.
Online casinosalmost all accept the major credit cards and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc) so this is probably the simplest payment method to use. Deposits are instant and will show up in your account straight away. Online casinos generally also accept wire transfers and bank transfers (your bank can advise you about these). Online casinos will also accept payments from a wide range of e-wallets or online payment systems. These services will charge money from your card into your payment account with their service and then you can transfer the funds directly into your player account at the casino. It is quite straightforward and payments are almost instantaneous.
Once the money has been paid into your player account at your chosen casino you are free to start playing for real money. Playing for real money brings a certain extra excitement to the game as you wonder if you'll hit the jackpot or not!
This FAQ comes from the 'Casino payment methods' category.
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