What To Do When Your Casino Deposit Fails

At one point in time, online gambling was technically not considered legal in Canada. Many players got around this technicality because online casinos were often hosted on offshore servers, placing them in a jurisdiction beyond local law. It wasn’t until 2009 that the legal loopholes were closed and online casino gaming was made legal. The only criterion for the law was that each state can further amend this law to regulate online gambling in their region. In 2010 British Columbia formed the BC Lottery Corporation and they started legalising online gaming, starting with online Poker. Soon Loto followed suit in legalising online poker, shortly followed in the next few months by Manitoba. The Kahnawake Gaming Commission now oversees and regulates the online gaming industry in Canada. Even though it is legal, there are still some issues with regards to players making deposits and withdrawals with their online gaming profiles.

Accepted Bank Services

Players should be able to make casino deposits using any VISA or MasterCard. These cards are accepted in over 150 countries and they will not give any issues if you are banking with the below banks. VISA also offers prepaid VISA cards that can be used to conveniently and discreetly to make online casino deposits. 

  • Wells Fargo Financial Corporation Canada
  • Bridgewater Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Comerica Bank
  • Alberta Treasury Branches
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Direct Cash Bank
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • All Trans Treasury
  • Financial Services
  • President’s Choice Financial
  • Citibank Canada
  • Peoples Trust Company
  • National Bank of Canada
  • Bank of America
  • Capital One
  • RBC Royal Bank
  • CIBC – Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
  • BMO – Bank of Montreal
  • GE Money 

Using E-wallet Services To Deposit

For a guaranteed hassle-free way to make your online casino deposits, you can use a wide range of e-wallet services if your credit or debit card fails. These services are essentially a mini bank account. You create an online profile, and then use a banking service to deposit money into your account. Some services also accept direct deposits within certain limits. They offer an alternative to cards and are becoming very popular. Then you can easily move money to and from your e-wallet service as you see fit. You will definitely need a valid bank account to use these services however.

  • Popular E-wallets services include:
  • FundSend
  • Citadel Direct
  • ClickandBuy
  • Paysafecard
  • PayPal

Cash Transfer Services

Money orders are a great way to make your casino deposits. These services are also called wire services. They require a bit of effort but once you are set up you can quickly and safely make deposits. You will need to create an account with a cash transfer service, for which you will need a credit card. Then you can collect the necessary transfer information from your casino to provide to the wire service. The best wire services to use are:

  • Western Union
  • MoneyGram

If your casino deposit fails using one of these systems you can contact their help centres and they will advise you as to what to do.

Frequent Deposits Issues

  • Card Declined – Check that you have entered the correct billing info, confirm your CVV number, check your remaining card funds and check your daily deposit limit.
  • Limit On Deposits – More often than not your online casino will have a cap on how much a player can deposit in a day
  • Slow Deposit Processing – All deposits tend to take some time. This time frame can vary from 24 hours to 5 working days. Check the terms and conditions for your chosen method of deposit to confirm how long the deposit will take to clear.

If you are having issues making an online casino deposit you can contact either the casino itself, your bank or service that you are trying to use. Queries are usually resolved quickly and easily, with minimal fuss.