Postepay is a prepaid Visa debit card service based in Italy and produced directly by the Italian post. The company's services are now available for use at over 30 different online casinos, providing Italian players a convenient method for getting funds into their online casino accounts.
Unlike most payment card solutions, Postepay does not require its users to transfer funds to and from linked bank accounts. Rather, users may fund (“refill”) their Postepay cards directly through the Italian postal service. This method is much more confidential and reduces the risk associated with sharing financial information online.
Italian online casino players can conduct these refills in their local postal office or through the postal service website. Alternatively, Sisal providers and participating mobile phone providers may also be used.
As is usually the case with prepaid debit cards, refilling your Postepay card will incur some fees. These may vary depending on which refill service is used. Contact Postepay for more information.
Depositing into Casinos
To use your Postepay card to play at a participating online casino, you'll first need to check their cashier to see if they accept Postepay. If you do not specifically see Postepay, your card will likely work if Visa or Visa Electron are listed.
To make your deposit, first check to make sure your Postepay card has enough money in it to complete the transfer. Then select the Postepay/Visa/Visa Electron from within your chosen casino's cashier and enter the amount you'd like to deposit. Finally, enter your card information and process the payment. The money should be available for play immediately.
Advantages of Postepay
Postepay is a unique payment solution that combines the convenience of a credit card with the security of an e-wallet. Because you are in complete control of your funds and do not have to input your bank account information, there is virtually no risk when using your Postepay card.
The wide acceptance of Postepay is also a perk. Although Postepay is not listed specifically at most casinos, you should have very little trouble using your Postepay card at any casino that accepts standard Visa or Visa Electron cards. Just enter your card information as normal and the payment should go right through.
Disadvantages of Postepay
Unfortunately Postepay does take a while to set up. It could take several days after completing the application process before you are able to use your Postepay card at any of the online casinos that accept it.
Additionally, Postepay is only available to Italian players. Although there are many prepaid card services internationally, very few of them offer the security that Postepay does.