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Online Poker Security – Safe Deposit Methods for Online Poker Rooms
A look at some of the safer deposit methods for online poker rooms and how an online poker player’s money can be kept safe.
An Introduction to Deposit Methods in Online Poker
For all online gambling games, including online poker, you need to register an account and then make a deposit into this account to be able to play for money. Most online poker rooms support a range of transaction methods. So which of these is the best method that you can use?
It is actually difficult to say which is the best transaction method in an online poker room because they all have their own pros and cons. However, there are some that users use more consistently than the rest, and that can be one way of saying they are more preferred than the rest.
One of the things that plays a huge role in determining even whether a particular deposit method or withdrawal method will be accepted by the online poker room is the safety quotient. The method has to be safe; you cannot have a flawed method, as it would then encourage malicious elements to try and break in when transactions are in progress, a move that can wreak havoc.
Safe Deposit Methods in Online Poker
Though different online poker rooms offer different deposit methods to enable you to deposit money into your account, there are some methods you will find consistently across poker rooms. This is because the method is considered safe universally and is accepted across countries.
The second point is also important, because there are a lot of methods that are great but not available to you because it is not valid in your location/country.
Most Widely Accepted Deposit Methods in Online Poker
One of the most widely accepted deposit methods in online poker is NETeller. This method was at one time the most widely used deposit option, though its popularity has now reduced somewhat because US players do not have access to it any longer to deposit money into their accounts. You can deposit money using your NETeller account using your credit card as well as your debit card.
MoneyBookers is another safe deposit method that you will find popping up with uncanny regularity in online poker rooms. This method is also, unfortunately, no longer available to US players. MoneyBookers also allows you to deposit money using your debit and credit cards.
Another safe deposit option available at online poker rooms is PayPal. You will not find this option in too many online poker rooms, but that is only because the company has been quite picky about the number of sites it would allow to use this deposit option.