Real Banking Facts for Real Money Players
Ready to be a real money online casino player? Brill! Now that you’ve decided to join the iGaming party for realsies, it’s time to learn about online casino payment methods, and your pal OJO’s got the lowdown on casino banking from the various payment solutions available, to making deposits and withdrawals, and everything else in between!
Whether you’re a newbie in need of a crash course in online casino payment methods or you’re a seasoned player looking to brush up on a few deposit and withdrawal tips, you’ll find everything you need right here. This is your guide to all things related to online casino banking in the UK.
In true OJO fashion, this guide has been designed to keep it real, keep it simple and keep it fair. After all, when it comes to depositing your hard-earned cash and withdrawing your winnings, you should never have doubts about the payment method you choose or worry about the security of your funds.
Ready to get started? Let’s do it, amigo!
Casino Payment Nitty-Gritties:
Essential Answers to your Burning Questions
In this section we’ll take a look at all the casino banking essentials you need to know. This includes a look at the different types of casino banking methods, commissions and fees, processing times, security and of course, a rundown of OJO’s available banking options.
Take your pick of payment methods – Which one is right for you?
You’re excited. You’re ready to play and you’re ready to make your first deposit. But, do you know which online casino payment method is the best option for you? Are you aware that there is a wide selection of options you can choose and that some may actually be a better choice for you than others? No? Don’t worry! OJO’s here to help make sense of it all.
Let’s start by taking a look at the most widely used and accepted payment options at online casinos today:
Credit and debit card payment methods are widely accepted around the globe. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that they are one of the most trusted, used and accepted popular online casino payment methods available today.
What is a credit/debit card?
OJO’s not going to insult your intelligence here. You know what a credit and debit cards are, obvs. In fact, you probably already have these cards in your wallet, whether it be VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, etc. That said, to keep things OJO-style simples, the basic key difference between credit and debit cards when used as an online casino payment is as follows:
- Credit cards – When you use an online casino credit card payment, the funds you deposit are charged to a line of credit for which you are billed at a later time. When the credit bill comes, if you don’t pay it right away, you are charged interest on the amount owing.
- Debit card – When you use a debit card to make your deposit, the money is withdrawn directly from your associated bank account. You are not borrowing funds. They are debited directly from money you already have in your bank account.
What makes credit/debit cards a top online casino payment method?
- Fast and secure casino banking
- Make instant deposits
- You can make both deposits and withdrawals
- Credit/debit cards are typically easy to obtain
- Credit/debit cards are widely available for players in most countries
Examples of popular online casino credit/debit card banking options
Quickly becoming one of the preferred payment methods for online casino deposits and withdrawals, eWallets, also known as electronic wallets or digital wallets, are a secure, quick, and reliable way to transfer funds and make purchases online.
What is an eWallet?
Simply put, an eWallet is an online service that allows you to make a digital transaction with ease and convenience. To make eWallet casino deposits and withdrawals, you will need to have an account with a company that provides an eWallet service, such as PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, etc.
Setting up an account is typically easy to do and can be done online in a matter of minutes by following the chosen company’s step-by-step registration process. You can expect to provide information such as an email, name, address, telephone number, etc. Furthermore, depending on the eWallet you choose, you may be required (or have the option) to link it to your bank account.
Once you have your eWallet account set up, you can fund the account (e.g. money from your bank, via a credit card, etc.). Once your eWallet has funds, you can then make an online casino deposit.
What makes an eWallet a top online casino payment method?
- Rapid and secure fund transfers
- Instant deposits
- Fast withdrawals – eWallet withdrawal processing times are typically the quickest and can occur within 24 hours.
- Setting up an eWallet account is easy and most are free to register
Examples of popular eWallets:
If you want to fund your account using funds directly from your bank account, bank transfer online casino payment methods are the way to go. This method gives you the peace-of-mind and convenience of depositing and withdrawing funds directly from your bank account straight to your casino account and vice versa. The extreme security of this transfer minimises risk to all parties involved.
What is Bank Transfer?
As previously stated, it is a wire transfer of money from one account to another. In the case of online casinos, it is the transferring of funds from your bank account directly into your casino account. That said, there are different types of bank transfers.
For instance, there are those that can be performed internationally, such as a Bank Wire Transfer as well as those that can be performed at a faster processing speed between two local accounts, such as Fast Bank Transfer. There are also Instant Bank Transfers, which tends to be the fastest of all bank transfer options. That said, it involves a third party service that completes the transaction on behalf of the customer and typically can only be used for making deposits.
What makes bank transfer a top online casino payment method?
- Top secure funds transfers
- Money is protected and safe
- Deposit money directly from your bank account
- The option of no third party involvement
- No worry of having to use credit cards or setting up additional eWallet accounts
Examples of popular bank transfer methods:
Want a secure, fast and super-anonymous way to make an online casino deposit with no banks involved? OJO says you’ve got to give prepaid cards a try. Instant casino banking is made easy with this method of payment that can be particularly useful to players who may not be able to use other options to upload funds into their account.
What is a prepaid card?
It’s an online prepaid payment method. More specifically, it is a card or voucher on which you load money in advance. Depending on where you live, you can typically purchase one of these cards at local convenience shops, post offices and other retailers.
Essentially, once you purchase the card, you can then use it at any one of thousands of online shops and casinos. You simply follow the instructions on how to use the card or voucher, which often involves entering a secure PIN. You can then purchase items or deposit funds into your casino account without having to provide any personal information, bank or credit card details.
What makes prepaid cards a top online casino payment method?
- Security is 100% guaranteed
- Your privacy is 100% protected
- You can make purchase or transfer funds 100% anonymously
- No personal details, bank details or credit card details need
- No credit checks required
- Instant deposits
Examples of popular prepaid card methods:
Secure payment methods – How do I know if casino banking is safe?
Without question, you should only ever deposit real money at an online casino you trust. Just as you check into other companies before you make purchases online, you need to do the same when it comes to selecting casino banking methods and the online casinos offering them.
That’s right amigo, it’s a double security check:
- Second, make sure you look into the company providing you with the banking service (e.g. VISA, PayPal, etc.). What type of security measures do they provide to ensure your funds are safe in your account and during its digital travels?
You can never be too secure
Here are a few more things you might want to keep in mind concerning online casino payment security, courtesy of your pal OJO:
Country & currency availability – Are all methods UK-friendly?
While it would be nice if you could use any and all payment methods for online casinos, the reality is that where you live often dictates what methods are available to players in your jurisdiction.
For instance, while PlayOJO is pleased to provide its UK online casino players with PayPal as a banking option, this payment method is not available to Canadian OJOers.
Why is that…
Online casinos aren’t the only ones who make the banking rules
Certainly, OJO has important regulations when it comes to his depositing and withdrawal methods, which you can easily view here in PlayOJO’s transparent terms and conditions. That said, OJO and his fellow reputable online casinos don’t make all the rules when it comes to country availability in regard to the banking solutions offered for making monetary transactions.
Every country has its own rules when it comes to banks and financial institutions and these companies are required to follow these regulations. In some cases, following these rules is too much of a hassle so some companies simply don’t offer their services to residents of these nations. Additionally, some banks and financial firms don’t exist in certain markets simply because it’s not profitable to them.
Therefore, if you don’t see a certain payment method you were hoping to find among the available options for your country, don’t take it personally. Rest assured, OJO’s still offering you the very best online casino payment methods!
Show me the green OJO!
Keep in mind that just as not all casino banking solutions accept players from all countries, they also aren’t available for all currencies. Moreover, not every online casino offers the same currency options to its players.
Wondering what currencies PlayOJO accepts? Wonder no further. Voila! Feast your eyes on this nifty little chart:
Were you hoping for more info on the top UK online casino payment methods for 2019? Get the scoop in Part 2 of OJO’s ultimate guide.
Commissions & Fees – Will I have to pay to transfer funds?
Wouldn’t it be great if we lived in a commissions-free, fee-free, tax-free world? Yes, yes it would. Even though we’re all dreaming for that day to arrive, OJO promises to keep it real. As such, we feel it’s only fair to tell you that sometimes you may be subject to fees when you transfer funds in and out of online casinos, including PlayOJO casino.
Who charges me the fee?
If there is ever a fee charged to make a deposit or withdrawal, it should only ever be charged to you by the company linked to the specific payment method you are using. For instance, both the eWallet’s Skrill and Neteller have transaction fees.
Of course, it’s not just Skrill and Neteller who charges fees. Sometimes credit and debit cards will, such as VISA, MasterCard and Maestro. That being said, whether the fee exists and the percentage of that fee can vary from casino to casino and country to country.
That being said, banking company transaction fees aside, an online casino, itself, should never charge you money to either deposit or withdraw your funds from your account. If it does, find a more reputable casino. *wink wink*
Processing times – How fast do I get my money?
You want your money fast, we get it! Once you’ve scooped up some winnings or you simply have funds in your casino account that you want to take home, you want that money ASAP. A reputable and wager-free casino, like yours truly, sees to it that when you request a withdrawal from the cashier, we do everything on our end to make sure your request is processed straight away to get the funds transfer ball rolling.
Will I get my money superfly fast?
If it were up to OJO, we’d make it so that you had your funds in your bank account the same day you made your withdrawal request. But, alas, it’s not just up to us. You see, each banking or financial institution processes funds transfers at different speeds. How fast you receive your money may depend on a variety of factors. These will be explored further in part 3 of OJO’s guide.
Essentially, when you make an online casino withdrawal there are two levels of processing you need to clear:
Casino withdrawal verifying process – This is the time it takes for the casino to process and validate your withdrawal request once you’ve made it via the cashier. This processing time varies from online casino to online casino. OJO, on the other hand, processes all withdrawals within 24 hours.
Funds transfer process – Once the casino releases the funds, the countdown starts on the length of time it will take for the funds you’ve withdrawn to reach your designated bank account, eWallet, credit card, etc. The length of time varies from one payment method to the next, but here’s a general idea of the average wait times of the most popular casino payment options previously mentioned:
As you can see, my friend, despite all these banking solutions being popular and secure, when it comes to processing times, they aren’t all created equal. Bummer!
What are PlayOJO’s online casino payment methods?
Want to know what payments you’ll find in the PlayOJO Cashier? You’ll be pleased to know that you’ve got more than one option! Your pal OJO’s got you covered with credit/debit cards, eWallets, prepaid cards, and bank transfers for the real digi funds transfer lovers.
PlayOJO Deposit Options
* Note: The lists above are of UK Deposit Methods. OJOers from other countries may see different lists.
PlayOJO Withdrawal Options
* Note: The lists above are of UK Deposit Methods. OJOers from other countries may see different lists.
As you can see above, OJO has teamed up with only the most trusted and secure online casino banking options around. What’s more, we’ve made sure that our OJOers can choose from a variety of methods. Whether you’re a fan of credit or debit cards, eWallets, prepaid cards, bank transfers and beyond, there’s more than one way to transfer your funds when making safe deposits and withdrawals at PlayOJO.
Top UK Payment Methods for 2019
Which casino banking options are the best for Brits who are looking for secure and quick online gambling fun? OJO knows, and we’re going to share everything there is to share. We’ve made sure that Part 2 of this Ultimate Online Casino Payment Methods Guide is dedicated to revealing what every Brit should know about popular UK casino methods to help you make the best choice.
UK players love these casino payment methods – find out why!
Wondering what the top UK online casino payment options are for 2019? Here’s the best of the best that are both UK real money casino player and OJO approved!
Every one of these banking solutions listed below provide online UK gamblers a safe, easy and secure online casino deposit experience. Plus, for some extra icing on the cake, most of these options let you deposit your funds instantly and many support speedy withdrawals as well.
OJO knows how important it is to be able to choose a safe and reliable payments company. Your hard-earned cash should always be handled with the utmost security. Check out these top-notch payment solutions, all of which have taken a variety of measures to protect user data around the clock.
The Most Popular UK Payment Methods for 2019
Credit Cards/Debit Cards
Up first is credit and debit cards, such as the ever popular Visa and MasterCard. These are the top two credit cards worldwide and they are easily one of the most widely accepted casino banking options amongst UK players.
Since most Brits own at least one of these cards, it should come as no surprise that they are a preferred payment method for making easy deposits and withdrawals. You can give your bankroll a boost in no time and enjoy your favourite games immediately with this payment solution.
Maestro, Visa Electron, American Express, etc. are other popular payment methods that fall under this umbrella of payment solutions that are a top choice for UK online gamblers when available.
The major advantage of credit and debit card payments is that if you already have one of these cards, you already possess a banking solution to start real money play and often there is no transaction fee involved.
PayPal is the king of the online payments world. When it comes to eWallets, PayPal is at the top of the UK punter list. It’s free to create an account, easy to fund your PayPal account via your bank account, credit cards, etc., and money is easily, securely and swiftly transferred in a matter of minutes.
With PayPal, you can make instant casino deposits and speedy withdrawals that can occur in as little as 24 hours. Essentially, what makes PayPal part of the popular online casino payments crowd boils down to two distinct and important features: security and speed.
Hungry for more facts about the world’s most widely known eWallet? Learn more about PayPal with OJO.
Skrill is a UK-based eWallet that lets you easily and securely transfer money online, and you will find it at many reputable iGaming destinations. The reason it’s among the top-of-the-range payment methods for UK online casinos is that it’s famous for being incredibly reliable and secure.
Its cutting-edge security systems place it as the top of its class, giving you a high level of protection so you never need to worry about your sensitive information becoming compromised. With Skrill, you can make immediate deposits into your casino account so you can start playing right away. Withdrawal processing times are quick, giving you swift access to your winnings.
Tell me more OJO! Get the lowdown on Skrill here.
Just like Skrill, Neteller is not only an eWallet, it’s also one of the most widely available eWallets at reputable UK casinos online. Safe and reliable, like the others in this popular casino payment options list, Neteller shines with its simplicity and its security.
It is available in over 180 countries and accepts the most common currencies, the Pound being among them. UK players trust Neteller due to its long history in the online gambling world and they love how quickly payments (both deposits and withdrawals) are processed with this solution.
Has Neteller stirred your interest? Read more about Neteller here.
Fast Bank Transfer
More than mere bank wire transfers, Fast Bank Transfer is a specific type of bank transfer that lets UK players transfer funds directly from their bank account to their casino account at a faster rate than a traditional wire transfer. Instead of taking several days for the money to transfer, it occurs within as little as one business day.
Fast Bank Transfer is popular because of how fast it is. For players who want to use the money in their bank account instead of with credit cards or via a third party, Fast Bank Transfer provides them with this option and makes it even better by accelerating the wire transfer process.
Want a better look? Get the OJO lowdown at Fast Bank Transfer.
As the name implies, DIRECTebanking, also known as Sofort Banking, is a direct money transfer from your bank account to your casino account that happens quickly, securely and without the hassle.
You don’t need to register to use DIRECTebanking, so there’s no need to go through any long verification processes. As long as you have an account with one of the supported participating banks, you can use it and make instant deposits with ease and convenience. Plus, as an extra bonus, UK players really go for the security of this method as it uses the most advanced security technology from SOFORT.
Want to know more? Look no further. It’s all here: DIRECTebanking, courtesy of PlayOJO.
With a name like Citadel, you can probably guess why Brits love this online casino banking method. Yup! Security. Another reason they love it? It allows you to make quick deposits directly from your bank account.
There’s no need to register with citadel to use it. As long as your bank is one of the financial institutions supported by the system, you’re good to go. Citadel doesn’t charge you to use its service, payments are finalized almost immediately, and the highest measure of banking security are applied. What’s not to love?
Want to learn more juicy facts about this fortress of a payment? Discover what else OJO has to say about Citadel casino payments here.
Trustly isn’t a separate account. Like Fast Bank Transfer, DIRECTebanking and Citadel, it facilitates transactions directly between you and an online casino via your bank account.
Truslty ensures a quick and secure funding method. Since the actual transaction occurs with your bank, UK players are provided with peace of mind knowing that their personal and financial details will never be disclosed to any other parties. Trustly merely acts as the channel through which you make your deposit. How good is that?!
Paysafecard is arguably the most popular (and preferred) prepaid online casino payment option among UK players. This is one of the easiest casino deposit options you can pick. Simply purchase a card at any number of outlets throughout the UK and use the card to make a deposit.
Why has it been a continued hit with UK online casino players over the years? It gives you control over your money (you can’t use more than what has been pre-loaded onto the card), you can make anonymous payments (it isn’t tied to a bank account or credit card), it’s totally secure, and deposits are processed instantly.
Like the sound of a fully anonymous payment option? Find out more about Paysafecard.
UK players tend to love the multiple advantages of using ecoPayz. Once you have signed up for an account with ecoPayz, you’ll have the option of using it as a bank account or as a reliable prepaid debit account via the ecoCard.
Plus, your eco account can be used to pay in GBP currency, saving you money for currency conversion fees, which is always a win-win. This no-nonsense, secure and user-friendly payment option makes deposits and withdrawals a breeze.
Just how easy is it to use? Learn more about ecoPayz with OJO here.
Now that you know what’s popular, it’s just a matter of picking your fave!
What’s in it for the online casino – What about the Fees?
Now that you know which online casino banking options the top picks among your fellow Brits are, it’s time to look at these methods a little more closely. OJO knows you’re a smart cookie, and you’re likely wondering about the “catch” regarding these payment methods. After all, even if it’s free to create a bank account, all financial institutions take their cut in some way. That’s just part of good old-fashioned business.
What types of fees can you expect?
While OJO can’t speak for other online casinos, here’s what you can expect when using these top UK payment methods at PlayOJO Casino:
Feeling great that you know what to expect when it comes to using online casino payment methods? Think you’re ready to make your choice and enter OJO’s world of play? Let’s do it!
Interesting Stats – Which payment method(s) do you use the most?
Got a favourite way to pay? What’s your go-to payment method that you use the most with all those daily payments on and offline? Credit Card? Debit Card? eWallet?
Chances are your favourite payment method is very similar to your fellow Brits and maybe even the rest of the world’s shoppers! Have a look at these statistics OJO’s compiled to see where you fit in amongst the masses and to find out which UK payments have been forecasted to be the most popular in the future.
Preferred online payment methods of global shoppers Vs. UK shoppers
How often do you use credit cards to make a purchase online? If you’re like the rest of the world’s online shoppers, chances are it’s your top choice! A survey conducted by Ipsos in 2017 revealed that 42% of the online shoppers surveyed worldwide made their online purchases with a credit card.
This was closely followed by electronic payments at 39%, with the majority of these shoppers preferring PayPal if it was available. Meanwhile, debit cards ranked as their most popular payment, coming in at 28%.
The least common payment was cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, with only 3% of survey respondents choosing this as their preferred method for making online purchases.
What about us in the UK?
According to an online survey involving 1,000 UK people between the ages of 15 – 79 years, during the survey period in 2018, it was found that 52% of people preferred to make online payments with a credit or debit card. A sign of the times, the least preferred method (only 1% of respondents) was paying cash on delivery.
So, these days it seems credit cards are the top choice for online shoppers across the globe and in the UK. OJO isn’t surprised, especially since credit and debit cards are among the top preferred and most widely available online casino payment options worldwide and among British players nationwide.
PayPal – a global leader in online payment
Do you fancy PayPal? If so, you can count yourself among the more than 20 million PayPal users in the UK!
PayPal is not only popular in the UK but also with people around the world. In fact, PayPal revealed that its total worldwide active user accounts in the third quarter of 2018 was 254 million! This is up 15% from Q3 2017.
The company’s growth over the past eight years only goes to show how popular it is among eWallet users and why it continues to rank as one of the best forms of payments for online shopping, mobile shopping and casino banking.
The Future of UK Payments
A lot can change in a decade, and preferred payment methods are no exception. Ever wonder if the payments that are the most popular today will be the same in the future?
UK Finance, which represents almost 300 of the UK’s leading firms, revealed in its UK Payments Market Summary just how payments are likely to change in the UK between 2016 and 2026.
The company analysed recent and emerging developments and forecasts for all forms of payment. Here’s a little look at some of their findings.
The forecast shows that the future of UK payments is becoming increasingly cashless as more and more people turn to credit, debit, eWallets and other digital and contactless forms of payments.
That said, what about the future of online casino payments? Good news there! Part 5 of OJO’s guide explores this hot topic. Can’t wait to see it? Skip forward to Part 5 now
Well, that’s all from stats! Pretty interesting though, we think. Were you surprised to discover where you fit in among these statistics? Is your favourite method of payment for shopping the same as the one you use for making deposits and withdrawals at the casino or are now you eyeing up another method?
OJO says there’s nothing wrong with expanding your online casino payments horizons. Feel free to look at your PlayOJO payments options.
Casino Deposits & Withdrawal Processes explained
OJO thinks that online casino deposits and withdrawals should always be a straightforward simple, regardless of the online casino payment method. In this section, we’ll take a close, step-by-step look at the casino depositing and withdrawing process, so you’ll be clued up for when you’re ready for real money play, with no surprises on the way!
The Deposit Process in 4 Easy Steps
When you’re ready for real money online casino play, you’ll need to make a deposit. Making a deposit is an easy, fast and straightforward process. Follow OJO’s steps below to find out how to deposit to online casino and you’ll be a depositing wizard in no time!
Step 1 – Sign up
First things first – you’ll need to create an account. Click the “Join Now” button and follow the registration steps by entering all the required information in the appropriate fields. This includes:
After providing your personal details, you’ll then be asked to:
Once you’ve completed all these steps, you’ll have an official account and will be ready for your next big adventure – depositing funds into your account!
Step 2 – Choose your payment method
Once you’ve created your account, you’ll have access to the online casino cashier. The Cashier is where you’ll make deposits and request withdrawals.
To open the Cashier, select “Deposit Now”. From there, you’ll be taken to the Cashier where you can select your preferred payment from the list of online casino banking options available in your country.
Step 3 – Make your deposit
Once you’ve selected your payment method, you simply need to follow the steps to make your deposit. For example, if you selected VISA, you’ll be required to enter your:
Did you notice that the minimum deposit amount and transaction fee were highlighted? That’s because each payment method has a minimum deposit amount, which means you’ll need to make a deposit of at least this amount for your request to be processed. Usually, the minimum amount is small, such as £10 in this case for VISA.
The transaction fee is also displayed so you’ll know about it with no nasty surprises later on. There is no fee for VISA payments, but remember that this isn’t the same for all banking solutions. OJO doesn’t hide these important details from you when you make a deposit, nor should any other reputable online casino.
Finally, before submitting your deposit request, you’ll need to tick a box to say that you understand and agree that the casino will hold your funds in accounts separate from the casino’s accounts. This is done to ensure that all your assets in your casino account are protected and returned to you should the casino business should go bankrupt. Good to know, ey?
OJO says never play at an online casino that does not offer you this protection!!
Part 4: Deposit processing time
Deposits are usually processed instantly as long as you meet all the deposit requirements and have sufficient funds in the account from where you are taking the funds to deposit into your casino account.
The only payment methods that are typically not instant deposit methods are bank wire transfers, and this is due to your bank’s processing rules. In these cases, deposits may take up to 3 working days.
Once your deposit has been made successfully, the OJO crew will fire off an email to you to let you know your funds are ready and waiting for you in your account.
The Withdrawal Process in 3 Easy Steps
You came, you played, you conquered and now you’re ready to cash out your winnings! Withdrawing can be a breeze. It’s simply a matter of making sure you follow OJO’s guide on how to withdraw from online casino below. Ready, set, go!
Step 1 – Choose your withdrawal option
Just like when you make a deposit, you’ll be provided with the payment methods that are available to you for making a withdrawal.
Usually, the casino payment method you make your deposit with is the method that you will be required to use for withdrawals. That being said, in certain cases, such as if you were to use a payment method that is a deposit only option (e.g. Paysafecard), typically wire transfer is the available withdrawal method.
Step 2 – Make your withdrawal (no minimum!)
Once you’ve selected the withdrawal method, follow the steps required to withdraw your funds. With OJO, there is NO MINIMUM WITHDRAWAL AMOUNT! You can take out what you like! As an example, for a Wire Transfer you will need to provide:
You’ll notice in the sections highlighted in the image that the minimum required withdrawal amount and the average processing times are listed for the withdrawal method you select. With OJO there is no minimum withdrawal restriction – just another thing that makes us fair. If you want to have a peek at OJO’s withdrawal limits in general revisit Part 2 of his guide.
No wagering requirements with OJO
In addition to minimum withdrawal limits, you may need to meet other requirements before you can withdraw your funds. These requirements may include age verification and validating your withdrawal. That being said, unlike other online casinos, there are no wagering requirements at PlayOJO.
No wagering requirements means that we do not require you to wager a certain amount of your own money a certain number of times in order to withdraw winnings from your account that are related to rewards and offers you’ve claimed from us. We believe in fair play, always. You can learn more about OJO’s Rewards and Game Play Policy here.
Step 3 – Withdrawal processing time
OJO’s not gonna lie, there are no instant withdrawal methods at online casinos. By this, OJO means that no matter which method you use, once you submit your withdrawal, you should not expect your funds to immediately show up in your bank or eWallet account. Withdrawals simply don’t happen that fast.
No need to worry though, friend. Withdrawals are processed swiftly (as swiftly as the best online casino can), especially if we’ve already got everything we need to validate your withdrawal. Withdrawals are doubly swift if you’ve selected eWallets like PayPal as your payment option. Unlike bank transfers which can take up to 7 working days to process, eWallets are usually processed within 24 hours.
Pending withdrawals vs. manual flushing
When it comes to cashing out, do you know the difference between pending withdrawals and manual flushing?
A pending withdrawal is one that remains in “pending” status for usually one or two days, after a withdrawal is submitted by the player. During this time period, the player has the option to reverse their withdrawal so that the money is still in their account. However, once the withdrawal has entered “processing”, the player can no longer cancel the withdrawal and the money will still be transferred.
Manual flushing skips the pending period and the requested withdrawal money is automatically sent for processing, automatically preventing the player from reversing the withdrawal whether they change their minds or not. Simply put, if the player wishes to have more money in their account, they will need to make a deposit.
The advantage of pending withdrawals is that it gives players control over their money in that they have a certain period of time in which they can reverse the withdrawal if they so desire. On the flip side, the advantage of manual flushing is that it helps to prevent compulsive gambling by ensuring players cannot reverse their request.
That being said, it’s important to note that a withdrawal pending period is not a casino’s evil scheme to encourage players to reverse their withdrawal requests. It is simply the time the casino requires to verify and approve transactions.
Validation – OJO Needs to Make Sure it’s You!
We take banking very seriously. Your money is your money and it belongs to you and only you. That’s why we have a strict validation process in place to verify that when one of OJO’s players makes a withdrawal request, the right amount of money is being sent to the right person.
The validation process prevents major catastrophes, such as money laundering, identity theft, and other fraudulent activities.
So, when you make your first withdrawal and there’s a bit of a delay because OJO might need you to upload some personal docs, remember that this is because we’ve got your back and want to make sure your money gets to you!
What documents do we need?
We need a few personal documents that can provide us with the following details:
- Proof of ID (e.g. passport, driving license, government issued ID card)
- Proof of Address (e.g. utility bill, bank statement)
If you are depositing by credit card, you will also be required to provide a copy of the card before your withdrawal. On the bright side, you’re only required to do this once for each credit card used.
Submitting the required documentation is easy and you’re only required to do it once as long as you don’t change your credit card or your personal details (e.g. name, address, etc.). The documents can easily be uploaded via the Cashier. To learn more about how to upload docs, check out OJO’s Uploading your Documents section.
Mobile Casino Payments
Are you the type of player who likes to go beyond online play? OJO wants you to get your OJO on ‘mobile style’ with your iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet on the go! Anytime and anywhere you can enjoy real money online casino action, including making swift and easy deposits and withdrawals with a few simple swipes and taps from your fave device!
The Lowdown on Casino Mobile Payments
If you think that you’re limited to deposit and withdrawal options by choosing a mobile casino experience, guess again, amigo! The sweet reality is that any banking solution available for online (desktop) deposits and withdrawals are also available when you pay by mobile casino.
For UK players at OJO this means using any of the following mobile casino deposit options:
And any of the following mobile casino withdrawal options:
Mobile app online casino payment methods
OJO’s Tip: Want to learn more about these payment methods and what they offer you? Get all the info in Part 1 and Part 2 f OJO’s handy payments guide. Or, if you’re an eager beaver, check out OJO’s payments page right now.
Mobile app online casino payment methods
Contrary to what you might believe, you don’t require a mobile payments app to make a casino deposit or withdrawal. That being said, for certain payments companies that have an app available, you might find that using the app instead of the mobile web version is simpler and less clunky.
For instance, if you’re interested in using one of OJO’s eWallet casino payment options to make a deposit or withdrawal, you may want to look into downloading the free apps that are available for these options in the Apple App Store and in the Google Play Store.
The PayPal Mobile Cash app lets users send and receive money in seconds. Since PayPal is one of the most preferred online casino payment options for UK players, this app is a true winner for those who like to enjoy real money play with PayPal. To use the PayPal Mobile Cash app, you’ll need to download the PayPal mobile app, either at the App Store or Google Play and have a PayPal mobile account.
Learn more about PayPal with OJO casino here.
This is another popular mobile payments app among UK players. Quick and secure transactions help to make for a very satisfying online casino experience. You can easily send and receive money using the Skrill app. Once you’ve downloaded the app and you’ve created a Skrill account, you should be good to go!
Learn more about Skrill with OJO here.
Another winner among UK OJOers is Neteller. The Neteller app, which is also available for both Apple and Android mobile devices, makes it easy for you to make quick deposits using a platform that was made to fit your phone. The Neteller app also comes with some interesting perks including VIP, affiliate and loyalty programs.
Learn more about Neteller with OJO here.
Mobile Web vs. Mobile Apps:
Which is the better platform for play and payments?
Let’s face it, while most online casinos are going mobile, not every one of them is up to scratch! Without employing the latest technology, a mobile casino can be a clunky and frustrating experience! Today, there’s no excuse for a Stone Age mobile casino platform, regardless of whether it’s a mobile casino web platform or a mobile casino app. If you intend to make deposits and withdrawals from your mobile phone or tablet, OJO says you should be able to do so with ease and confidence, knowing that the platform you’re playing on is responsive, user-friendly and secure.
Casino mobile web vs casino mobile app
Typically, most online casinos offer players an instant play mobile-compatible web version of their casino as well as mobile app options for iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android (smartphones and tablets). OJO is proud to offer our OJOers both options – winning!
Essentially, the primary difference between these two mobile casino platforms is that the web-based version is accessed via your preferred mobile web browser and has been formatted to be mobile-friendly. In other words, it’s not formatted for any one particular mobile operating system.
The mobile app, on the other hand has been developed specifically for a mobile operating system, which means that it has been specifically formatted to display and function at its best on the platform for which it has been created.
Advantages of using OJO’s mobile app vs. OJO’s mobile web casino
Whichever option you choose – web or app – you’ll enjoy a fun, secure, fair and full iGaming experience at your fingertips, whenever you and wherever you want as long as you have an internet connection, of course!
Both platforms provide you with access to:
- All the goodies OJO offers – Kickers, Reel Tournaments, OJOPlus, Club OJO. and more.
- OJO’s diverse range of games – Slots, Jackpots, Table Games and Live Casino.
- A variety of payment methods – Credit/debit cards, eWallets, Prepaid cards, Bank Transfers, etc.
- Premium, around-the-clock security – The transferring of your data – funds or otherwise – is fully protected.
Total Support – The OJO crew is there for you on the go via Live Chat and email.
The “My OJO” mobile app advantage
The primary advantage of using the mobile casino app compared to your browser, is that the PlayOJO app is has extra useful-navigation functions for whatever you might want to access with quick ease.
For instance, the mobile app has a “My OJO” feature, which you can access by tapping OJO’s smiling face on the top of the screen. This is your very own personalised section where you will find 3 very useful tabs that will revolutionize the way you play with OJO on mobile!
1. Your OJO page tab – Get all the info you need, including your current OJO level, your OJOplus balance, and your account balance. In this section, you’re one tap away from making a deposit or withdrawal.
2. Pings! tab – Get the facts about all your OJO activity. Track your progress, and get some pointers and news on your level growth from you pal, OJO!
3. Rewards tab – This is where you can find and claim any rewards that might be waiting for you.
Which mobile platform is better?
Ultimately, it boils down to preference, amigo. While some UK players prefer to access their mobile thills from the web, many others like the perks of using OJO’s app for making mobile deposits and withdrawals and playing their favourite games.
Can’t decide? OJO says try them both on for size! Both options are FREE and ready to go when you are!
Experience PlayOJO via your mobile web browser
Download the PlayOJO app on the App Store or Get it on Google Play
Mobile Casino Payments FAQ:
Q&A with OJO
As we’re always looking for ways to be there for our OJOers, we’ve provided you with the answers to the most common questions UK mobile casino players have asked about making mobile casino payments at PlayOJO.
Can you still claim OJO’s welcome package if you deposit and play via mobile?
Absolutely! OJO’s welcome package and all his promotions are open to all his players, whether they’re online or mobile OJOers!
Are you limited to the number of mobile casino real money games you can play?
Of course not! OJO’s massive library of games are totally mobile-friendly. Enjoy Slots, Jackpots, Table Games and our premium Live Casino!
Do I have to download the PlayOJO app to make a deposit or withdrawal with my mobile device?
No. You can also make deposits and withdrawals if you choose to play with OJO via your mobile web browser, too.
Do I need to create two accounts if I play on both desktop and mobile?
No. OJO keeps it simple and you’re able to access your account on any platform you choose!
Are payment options limited on mobile?
No. Whichever options are available to you online are also available to you via mobile.
Can I make fast mobile casino deposits?Preview (opens in a new window)
Yes! Most deposits are processed within a matter of minutes.
Can I make mobile casino withdrawals?
Absolutely! Usually, the payment method you used to make your deposit is the one you’ll need to use to make your withdrawals. The only exception is certain deposit-only payment methods, such as prepaid cards, certain bank transfers and pay by mobile.
What is the average mobile withdrawal process time?
OJO makes sure you get your winnings transferred to you asap. Processing times vary from one payment method to the next. If you’re looking for the fastest, usually eWallets like PayPal, Neteller, and Skrill are the best, typically processing within 24 hours.
Is it less secure to transfer funds via mobile compared to computer online casino transfers?
No. With OJO you are protected with 128-bit SSL (secure socket layer) encryption protocols. This means you can trust that your funds transfers and any personal data is 100% secure and protected, always. That said, OJO does recommend that just as you should take all precautions to make sure that your personal computer and mobile is secure.
The Future of Online Casino Payments
Once upon a time, long before OJO was born, online casino payment methods were very limited. Now, thanks to ever-evolving technology, players can have their pick of different payment methods that range from the conventional, such as credit cards and bank transfers, to the more tech-savvy options like eWallets and cryptocurrency.
But what does the future hold? Will all these banking options still exist? How will those that manage to hang around be improved? Will new options come into play?
These are all excellent questions, but no one knows for sure what might change when it comes to payments in the online gambling industry.
Still, after conducting a little research, if OJO had to venture a guess, here’s the technology he thinks could play a role in the future of online casino payments.
Improved smartphone technology and accessibility is likely to lead to even more players choosing mobile as their preferred platform for accessing their online casino thrills in the future. As such, there will no doubt be an increase in mobile-friendly payments, such as popular mobile wallets like Apple Pay, Google/Android Pay, and Samsung Pay.
These mobile wallets are already accepted by some digital gambling operators, a trend that will likely increase as more players rely on apps on their phones to make convenient payments.
What’s more, according to Forbes, popular Chinese mobile wallets might start popping up in North America and Europe. The reason is that Chinese consumers are making more purchases via their smartphones than their computers and more of these mobile-savvy folks are also engaging in travel. This could mean big time Chinese mobile wallet players like Alipay and WeChat could become more readily available outside of China and may even join other available mobile wallets at online casinos.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a technology that is implemented by companies into their payment systems. AI offers businesses, financial institutions, and consumers a variety of benefits, including predictive analytics and fraud detection, among others. In many ways AI and machine learning are already transforming the payments landscape today, according to London-based e-payment specialist PPRO.
This tech is at the forefront of not only detecting fraud but also preventing fraud before it even occurs. AI and machine learning are capable of uncovering patterns and drive hidden insights and is already evolving towards further refining these insights. In short, the tech is getting smarter and is improving its ability to decrease false positives. It is even becoming faster and more accurate at detecting fraud.
AI can also help to reduce processing time, which could mean even faster casino payments in the future.
Ultimately, the future of payments is bound to become increasingly digital and less complex. Eventually, more and more payment solutions will be easily accessed across all digital devices, and it won’t be surprising if phone tapping, touch ID, and even voice commands become the norm for initiating transactions.
However, in terms of online casinos, it is likely that many types of today’s payment methods will remain the same. Saying that, there’s a very good chance that the security and speed of these payments will improve in the future.
There you have it, amigo – everything you need to know about today’s best and most popular online casino payment methods. OJO’s hoping you learned something new and are feeling confident about making casino deposits and withdrawals.
Of course, when it comes down to it, only you can decide which online casino payment method is right for you. No matter what other people might say or recommend (including OJO), it is vital that you only entrust your funds to the payment service provider(s) that you feel is the most trustworthy, reliable, and is the right fit for your personal transaction preference.
Settle for nothing but the very best, including the most reputable casino money processing operators. Whatever your payments preference, rest assured that with PlayOJO online casino banking, regardless of whether your funds are sitting in your account or are in transit, they are always 100% safe, secure and yours.
Good luck and happy playing!
Online Casino Payments FAQ
What deposit and withdrawal methods does OJO offer?
OJO accepts all major payment methods, including credit/debit cards, eWallets, prepaid cards and bank transfers. Check out all of his available payment options here
Can I make deposits and withdrawals using my mobile?
Yes, and it’s easy to do!
What’s the fastest deposit option?
Almost all payment methods offered by OJO are processed instantly.
Can I use more than one payment method?
Yes! You can pick any payment method that is listed in the Cashier.
Can I withdraw to a different payment method than the one I used to deposit with?
Usually, no. With the exception of deposit-only options like prepaid cards, the payment method you use to make your deposit is the same one your funds will be sent back to.
What are the fastest withdrawal options?
eWallets such as PayPal, Neteller and Skill typically process the fastest in as little as 24 hours.
Am I required to provide personal documents to make a withdrawal?
Providing standard verification documents is a part of OJO’s security procedure and these documents are only usually required when you make your first deposit.
Does PlayOJO have wagering requirements?
Absolutely not! Your winnings are always yours to keep. With OJO it’s all about real money and real play with no strings!