PayPal is one of the most popular online payment systems in the world. They have over 140 million users across 193 countries worldwide, and are widely accepted by many online retailers.
Established in 1998 they were one of the earliest online payment systems to appear on the internet. They were bought by Ebay in 2002 and obtained a banking license in 2007 and 2014. They offer a hugely flexible service and allow users to send, receive and hold funds in 26 different currencies.
The amount of online and mobile casinos that are starting to accept PayPal is on the increase. Our guide will take you through the ins and outs of making PayPal payments at a mobile casino and what you should know before you do.
How does it work?
Firstly in order to use PayPal as your preferred mobile casino deposit method, you’ll need to have a PayPal account set up. You may already have one from previous online purchases. This is great as you won’t need to do anything more than know your PayPal log in details. The registration process is fairly simple but you’ll need to have your bank account or credit card details to hand. After that it’s all pretty simple:
- Sign up to your chosen mobile casino making sure to have first checked that they accept PayPal
- When you’re ready to make a deposit, go to the banking section of your mobile casino
- Select PayPal from the list of deposit options
- It will most likely prompt you to log in securely to your PayPal account (if you have downloaded the PayPal app, it’s even easier and you can use a four digit pin code)
- Enter the amount you wish to deposit and confirm. Your account will be credited immediately!
Please note – something players should be aware of when opting for PayPal, is that their standard Buyer Protection Policy that you are covered by when you purchase tangible goods online does not extend to the use of gambling services. This is a little misleading as a company that sells itself on its security benefits. Don’t get us wrong you won’t find many casino depositing systems that do offer payment protection. We think it’s only right to be aware of this fact in case this was part of your decision making process when choosing PayPal.
Does it cost me anything?
It won’t cost you anything to make payments with PayPal. Fees only come into play for sellers, for instance if you sell an item through Ebay and take payment by PayPal there would be a small charge.
What’s good about it?
- Their online payment service is completely free of charge
- Their European banking license means they must meet the very highest level of security for banking online
- Payments are made immediately so your deposit will be in your account ready to play straight away
- As you’ve registered your banking details with PayPal rather than the casino itself, you are at a reduced risk of online fraud
- You can also use PayPal to make withdrawals from your casino account
- Once you have a PayPal account set up any future payments are quick and easy
What’s bad about it?
- Their ‘Buyer Protection Policy’ that you are used to seeing when you purchase goods online via PayPal does not extend to cover online casino users
- Many customers will already have a PayPal account but if you don’t you’ll need to go through the registration process and set up before you can use it
- There is still many mobile casinos that don’t offer PayPal as a payment method (see our below list for several that do)
Where can I use PayPal?
bgo Mobile Casino
With an impressive range of Microgaming, NetEnt and IGT slots and casino games, bgo are taking the mobile casino world by storm.
mFortune Mobile Casino
mFortune never disappoints, their in-house developed exclusive games offer players something totally unique and exciting.
Spinzilla Mobile Casino
Spinzilla is one of our favourite new mobile casinos. Not only do they look great, they play great too, no matter what device you choose to use!