Best USA Poker Deposit Options

Easiest Poker Deposit Options in the USA

Let’s go through the top ways people deposit online in the USA I have ranked these in order from 1 being the best to 5 being the “worst” of the best. They are all still very good. I considered speed of deposit, fees and ease.

Echeck Deposits

Basically all you need is a checking account to use Echecks. You enter your bank details it asks for and the funds are immediately added to your account. There are no fees to use this method and it is available to all USA money poker players only at certain sites. The main USA poker site people use this option is at Pokerstars.com. When you want to withdraw it takes about 2-4 days and is deposited back into your bank account. Can’t get much easier than that. Some are skeptical about giving their Social Security number out but it’s no problem as long as you do it at a reliable site like Pokerstars.

Credit Cards / Debit Cards

Credit cards vary depending on what bank you use and even what site you try to deposit at. This makes this option a pain, but once you do find a site that accepts your card then you’re good to go. The only thing is once you withdraw you’ll have to do it via a check which is sort of a hassle as some places will charge you Fed-ex fees and snail mail tends to take too long.

The site that has the best credit card success rate is Playersonly.com (Visa & Mastercard). If you’re trying to use American Express you can do so at Absolute Poker if you’ve made a deposit there before but you’ll have to go through phone support to do so. It’s the only site to accept Amex though. Discover card is one credit card you won’t find accepted anywhere at the moment.

PICclub UIGEA Proof

PICclub is an ewallet I’m a really big fan of because according to the lawyers, it can’t be touched by the UIGEA. They’ve been up and running for over 2 years with no problem. It’s a little bit of trouble setting up an account but for the most part it’s pretty easy. CarbonPoker.ag uses PICclub and also here is a brief review of how PICclub poker deposits work.

Pre Paid Debit and Visa Cards

Make sure they aren’t the gift cards or they won’t work. The most popular card to use is something called “All Access Visa Card” which can be used at Pokerstars.com. They must be the actual Pre paid visa cards. These are a quick way to deposit $50 or $100 bucks to play with but other than that they’re more of a hassle compared to the options above. Also there is about a 10% fee which is not particularly good but ok for the quick and anonymous deposit. To find out where to pick up these cards just go to allaccessgift.com/gift/ and enter your zip code.

Western Union and Moneygram

If all else fails these are sure-fire options, but a pain in the butt. Running around trying to find a location and sending your money to some strange unknown person is a bit scary but it works. I personally wouldn’t use this option unless all other options above are exghausted. Moneygram is much cheaper fyi.

Depositing Conclusion:

As you can see, it’s really not difficult to deposit into poker sites from the USA. You just have to know what works and what doesn’t. Neteller, Epassporte, Firepay and many others have died along the way side as the UIGEA cut them off and players from the USA had to quit using them. But as you can see there are a plentiful ways to deposit.

Reviewed by Roger