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Each poker player, sooner or later, decides to play poker for real money, because he reaches certain skill level and wishes to try his luck and proficiency with worthy opponents since it is the only way to improve experience and reach new levels of mastery. Poker is an agewide, genderwide and worldwide game – that’s why depositing on leading poker sites offering real money games is available through a number of most popular nationwide and international payment systems such as VISA, MasterCard, NETeller, MoneyBookers, eChecks, wire transfers, etc. Let’s try to find out all advantages and disadvantages of depositing money through certain payment systems on different poker sites.

VISA, as a most popular and reliable worldwide payment system founded by Bank of America and processed in more than 150 countries of the World is accepted in vast majority of poker rooms offering real money poker games. There’s hardly a poker site, where you may experience problems depositing money with your VISA card. In case if you have a non-dollar (non USD) bank account, choose a poker room accepting international currencies, such as PokerStars and FullTilt Poker that allow to deposit CAD, GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK, DKK and AUD. It will save your money, because VISA exchange services are usually charging up to 3% of the exchanged sum. Your deposit in international currencies will be automatically converted in US dollars equivalent and deposited to your account without any additional charges and fees. However, some European poker rooms may have GBP and EUR currency options that allow you to deposit Euro and GB pounds without preliminary exchange – this is PartyPoker and some other poker sites. Note that almost all poker rooms have minimum and maximum purchase limits depending on local regulations. Safety and anonymity of all transfers is guaranteed by VISA, because all transfers including deposits and withdrawals are processed through VISA bank services and your personal data will not be used in any fraudulent ways. Should you have any further questions concerning payment and withdrawal options and conditions in certain poker rooms – read our poker room reviews, or contact customer support of the appropriate poker rooms.

MasterCard is the second popular payment system in top rating of poker sites offering real money games. It is fully integrated with the majority of payment processors of leading poker sites and online casinos. As well as VISA, MasterCard allows you to deposit in US dollars or any other currencies accepted in worldwide poker rooms. You can deposit USD, CAD, GBP, EUR, SEK, NOK, DKK and AUD. International currencies will be automatically converted in US dollars equivalent, or directly deposited in your account on poker sites supporting international currencies. Usually there are no fees for currency exchange, but it is better to check depositing rules and options of certain poker rooms in advance. Cashouts are processed in the same way, so you won’t have to deal with any other payment systems enjoying thrilling poker games.

Although there is a number of other payment methods, credit cards is the quickest and safest way to deposit money into your real money poker account. However, some poker sites that may reject your credit cards or those, which do not accept US credit cards due to recent changes in gambling policies, can be enjoyed through one of other payment systems described on Other Payment Methods page.

Enjoy playing real money poker games and good luck!