Express Payment, one of the most popular options for USA Casinos to deposit into online casinos, has left the market. If you have used this method frequently to deposit into your favorite online casinos, you will need to find another way of getting money into your accounts. Thankfully, the vast majority of online casinos have found ways to get around any issues so you can continue depositing without too much of a hassle.
What was Express Payment?
Although it was incredibly popular, Express Payment was actually a bit more complex than it seemed. This complexity allowed for it to remain available for as long as it did. Rather than depositing directly to the casino, Express Payment automatically transferred money from a virtual card into your account.
During the deposit process, a player would actually be funding an independent e-wallet, called ICP Card, owned by the casino. The Express Payment framework would then automatically credit the player's balance from the casino's funds. This gave players more privacy than most online deposit methods do.
Another aspect of Express Payment's popularity was its flexibility. When a player first made an Express Payment deposit into a casino, he or she would be asked various personal and financial details. Although the process was integrated into the casino, the Express Payment website was actually independent any particular casino. This is one of the reasons they were so popular - players could register at one casino and use their Express Payment details anywhere.
What alternatives are available?
If you're concerned about getting funds into your casino account with the closure of Express Payment, rest assured that this change will likely not cause you any trouble. The vast majority of online casinos facing US players have already set up new credit card processors that will handle the funds just as securely and privately. Typically, this will be listed in the cashier window simply as "Credit Card".
Although many types of cards will likely work, we at AskGamblers have found that prepaid Visa debit cards continue to be the most secure and successful. One brand that continues to be popular is NetSpend, which allows you to load your card directly from your bank or PayPal account. If you decide to use another brand of card, make sure that it is available for international use and does not explicitly prohibit gambling transactions.
If you'd prefer to use other types of deposit services, the popular e-wallet MyPaylinQ is still in service. However, it lacks a prompt withdrawal system, so we highly advise you to contact the support services of your chosen casino to inquire about alternative withdrawal solutions.
Finally, more casinos are enabling the use of Person 2 Person transfers, available through Western Union or Moneygram. In order to use this method, you'll need to contact the casino to get the necessary information. Before making the transfer, ensure that you have a withdrawal method in place should you win. After sending the payment at a kiosk, retail desk, or online, your deposit should be credited within 24 hours. Just make sure that you keep your receipt of the transfer in case the casino needs it for anti-fraud or verification purposes.