Prepaid Cards for PokerJust as more US casinos are aligning themselves with prepaid gift cards as a payment option, so too if you are an online poker player, prepaid cards are preferable to fund your poker account. The reason is simple: they are the best way to transfer money from your prepaid card to your poker account without having to worry about credit cards or other forms of payment.
What Are the Best Prepaid Cards To Use for Poker?There are several. Green Dot, Net Spend, Virtual Pin, and WiredPlastic are just a few of the most commonly used prepaid cards.
- The Green Dot Prepaid card is available in both Visa and MasterCard. You can apply for this card online and there is no credit check or bank account required. You can also purchase the Green Dot prepaid card at retailers such as: CVS; Kmart; RadioShack; RiteAid; Walgreens; and 7Eleven as well as any retailer that carries these prepaid cards. The cost is $4.95 and you can load up to $2500 or through direct deposit up to $10,000.
- NetSpend is a prepaid debit card that you can apply for online. It also comes in the form of a Visa and MasterCard. Available at more than 60,000 locations, NetSpend allows you to fund your online poker account without any hassles. The “pay as you go” NetSpend MasterCard prepaid card has no activation fee, no monthly fee, and you can load up to $10,000.
- WiredPlastic is a prepaid Visa card that you can obtain at more than 100,000 locations. You can load the card via direct deposit; through retail locations; Paypal; and bank transfers. There is an activation fee of $9.95 and a monthly fee of $5.95. You can load up to $2500 daily.
- Virtual Pin is a prepaid phone card that can be used to fund your online poker account. This prepaid card is for US players who have a Visa credit card and want to use an alternative method to fund their accounts. You can obtain a free account using a Visa card to purchase the phone card. You can load the card from $100 up to $500.