UK Bingo sites will lose players’ ability to deposit via credit card. This unusual scenario continues the move to ensure greater gambling responsibility.
Credit Cards & UK Bingo Sites
The UK Government, in association with the UK Gambling Commission, has taken the view that as credit cards allow for payments to be made to bingo sites and is a credit rather than money you have, it can be damaging. This is because people with gambling issues can abuse credit cards and spend money they do not have.
It might seem a bit over the top by the UK Gambling Commission and a bit big brother-like, but we agree that this is a good thing to aid in the quest for responsible gambling.
The fact is that bingo players’ usage of credit cards in the United Kingdom is small compared to debit cards. It is because most bingo sites allow debit cards and a variety of e-wallets in the form of Paypal, Skrill and Neteller.
Online Bingo is currently experiencing a resurgence in the UK following a trying period of implementing various new rules. These rules have seen bingo sites slash back on sign-up bonuses and weekly and monthly offers. But, again, it is due to the new taxes imposed.
The new ruling regarding removing credit cards will not affect players outside the United Kingdom. Popular bingo-playing regions like Canada and New Zealand will still be able to deposit via the credit card method.
The removal of credit cards for UK Bingo players begins on the 14th of April 2020. As of this date, bingo players using this deposit method must switch to alternative funding accounts.
How To Fund Your UK Bingo Account
As we pointed out earlier, there are many options to choose from, and we list them below.
- Debit Cards – are currently the most popular means to deposit to a bingo account.
- Paypal – the most popular Bingo E-Wallet, widely available at UK bingo sites.
- Neteller & Skrill – additional E-Wallets – be warned that some bingo sites dont allow bonuses to get claimed when depositing via these methods.