Western Union Poker Deposit

Western Union Overview:

This deposit method works much like a wire, the difference however is that you are using a third party to complete the transaction instead of sending the money directly from your bank account. This deposit method is best for those players that deposit large sums of money. It is not difficult to use this deposit method, however there are easier deposit methods such as echecks or ewallets that are better for players that do not need to make large deposits.

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Western Union- How they work:

Western Union offers two ways to use their service. You can either go to one of their physical locations or you can visit them online to www.westernunion.com. We suggest the online option purely for convenience. In either case you will use some type of funding option to transfer money to Western Union, which they send on to the online poker websites you wish. After the transfer is made, you will be given a MTCN number. You will need to provide this number to the cashier of the western union poker room with which you made the deposit.

Note: If you choose to make your deposits in person at a Western Union branch, you will be given a receipt with the MTCN number on it. Make sure you keep this receipt, because you will need to input the number into the required field on the poker site where you made the deposit.

Why Use Western Union?

It may seem redundant to use this funding option, rather than sending the money straight from your bank account. However, many people have different reasons for using this methods. The most popular reason is because many US players find it difficult to make direct transfers, so they use the Western Union service to facilitate the transaction instead.

Western Union Fees

The fee structure has many variables, including the amount of the transaction, whether it’s an online or “live” transaction and how quickly you wish to send the money. It is best to check the Western Union site where they provide a cost estimator for your intended transaction. Comparatively speaking, their fees do tend to be higher than other deposit methods, however, very few other methods allow you to make large transactions.

How to Use Western Union

1. Set up a Western Union account.
2. Initiate a transfer and direct where the money should go (wiring instructions needed).
3. Input MTCN number into the poker site cashier.
4. Submit the deposit and funds will be available for play.

TIP: When using the online Western Union service, use the “Send Money in Minutes” for faster deposits.

Reviewed by: Matt W