Bingo Payment methods are crucial, without which playing Online Bingo is impossible. This page lists individual bingo payment methods that players can use securely. We list payment methods by region as the rules for online bingo differ, as do the deposit methods.
UK Bingo Payment Methods
The UK is the biggest and most advanced bingo-playing country online. However, in the UK, credit cards are not acceptable to make deposits at any online bingo site as per the UKGC and Responsible Gambling rules. Click on the payment method button below for further information on it.
Debit Card Deposits
Debit Cards are the most prominent method of making deposits at a UK Bingo room. Debit cards are a safe and secure way to ensure instant transactions at your chosen bingo site. Depositing via a Debit card is instant, and withdrawals are sent back to the same card. Most debit cards can be used to top up your bingo balance. Any card marked as Debit or Maestro is useable at a UK Bingo site. Prepaid Debit Cards are also a good way to control your spending at any bingo site.
Currently, UK Bingo players cannot make deposits via Credit Card as the UKGC deems any transaction made via a credit card as using money that does not belong to you. Because of the rules and regulations around Responsible Gambling, using credit cards to fund bingo accounts has been made illegal.
The top UK Bingo sites all have Debit Cards listed in the cashier/banking areas of their bingo sites, and it is easy to set up and use debit cards to deposit.
Log in and go to the banking/cashier area. Select the Debit Card option and insert the details required to register the debit card. You can then make deposits and receive withdrawals via this secure method.
Paypal is a popular E-Wallet choice for UK Bingo players as it provides security and instant transactions when depositing and at some rooms when making withdrawals. Paypal was the first e-wallet to take bingo and casino deposits before its takeover by eBay. It then declined payments but has become a popular bingo deposit method since regulation.
To deposit via Paypal, you must have an existing account to fund your bingo account. That means you must fund your Paypal account. Players can either link it to a bank account or debit card. Funding your bingo account is identical to the debit card method. Navigate to the Banking area and select Paypal as the deposit method. The bingo site will open a new window where you can enter your Paypal details, and your selected amount will instantly be deposited into your bingo account.
Recently we have noted that bingo sites are asking for Paypal to be allowable to be an instant method. That means you do not have to enter your details each time. We prefer to enter our details and not allow them to be instant. That means if anyone does access your Bingo account, they will not be able to make instant deposits without knowing your Paypal login details. Paypal does have other security factors built in that should prevent this scenario. We always err on caution, and we believe you should too. Do not enable this feature when asked.
Specific Paypal Bingo sites send back withdrawals to the E-Wallet within the hour, making Paypal both a secure and very convenient method for bingo players. No fees are associated with making deposits and withdrawals at any Paypal Bingo sites on Eyes Down Bingo.
Additional E Wallets exist that perform similarly to Paypal but are not as popular. In addition, because of transaction costs to the bingo room, not all bingo rooms will feature e-wallets like Skrill or Neteller. Skrill and Neteller are available in the UK, and costs are associated with using them per transaction when moving money from the E-Wallet to your bank account. From a safety and security aspect, both offer secure and safe transactions, as you would expect, are instant when making a deposit. Withdrawals take a long time and are usually processed within 3-4 working days.
Mobile Bingo is widespread; therefore, there are specific Mobile Bingo Deposit methods. Players can deposit via their mobile phone bill. This method is available but not as widespread as Google Pay and Apple Pay, which allow payments to be made directly from a mobile phone. Payforit & Boku are the dominant pay-by-phone methods in the UK.
Players can also select to pay via phone credit, adding an amount to their next phone bill. Another option is to pay by phone top-up, where an amount will be deducted from your top-up bill. Both methods will be dependent on your mobile phone operator. The most convenient and safest pay-by-phone methods are Google Pay & Apple Pay, and most bingo players will have either an android or apple phone with which to utilise this service.
BACS/Wire Bingo Deposits
The oldest and safest, although not as convenient, bingo payment method. BACS is the abbreviation for Bankers’ Automated Clearing Services and works in the same way for UK Bingo players that Wire Transfers will work for bingo players globally. To make a BACs or Wire Transfer, players need to know the bank account details of the bingo site being played at. A transfer must be initiated and a reference inserted into the bank transfer details, generally an account number. BACS/Wire transfers allow for larger amounts to be sent in a single go.
Interac is a unique Canadian Deposit method found at Canadian Dollar Bingo & Slot sites. It is not restricted to online gambling and is used across various online services in Canada. It got formed by several Canadian banks to function in much the same manner that the BACs payment method does in the UK. There are 2 versions of Interac available at Canada Bingo rooms. One Interac version allows for deposits only, whilst the full version allows for deposits and withdrawals. Be sure to use a bingo site with the full version. You can view more information on Interac Bingo sites here.
Credit Card Deposits
Credit Card deposits have been the mainstay of online bingo deposits for many years. Visa, Mastercard, and Prepaid Credit Cards are popular with players as they provide instant deposit transactions. Recently, some bingo-playing regions, like the United Kingdom, have banned the use of Credit Card deposits to ensure Responsible Gambling.
Many regions, though, do still allow credit card transactions. Although convenient, there is a danger of overuse, and some credit cards do not allow for refunds and may even charge a fee for depositing a bingo venue. Our advice is to make credit card deposits as a last resort.
Prepaid Card Deposits
Prepaid Cards are a helpful method to ensure your banking details remain anonymous. It provides a layer of security even if it’s not as convenient as other methods. Prepaid cards are usually found in stores, but in recent times they can be bought and topped up online. To use a prepaid card like Paysafe, you would still need to create an account and deposit funds into the card. You can then go into the bingo cashier and insert the relevant details to transfer funds to your bingo account, provided they have your prepaid card listed.