Microgaming Banking



Founded in 1994, Microgaming is one of the first, and best well-established online casino software platforms. Based in the Isle of Mann, strict licensing rules and regulations apply to all partner casinos under the Microgaming label. These strict regulation apply to the protection of personal information, as much as any other tenet of the industry. Protection of personal information falls more under financial matters than the ordinary player might understand.

Bearing this in mind, banking options such as Skrill, NETeller and more, are specifically designed to facilitate ease of play for gamers in terms of both making payments, and taking withdrawals. All banking options are subject to Single Socket Layer security that is provided by the casino – also under license from Microgaming. They have a “L A R G E” good reputation to uphold, and therefore do not monkey about with punters safety or feeling of security.

eCOGRA: In addition to ensuring that player finances are kept in mint order, Microgaming is also a co-founding member of the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) organisation. Or as we know the acronym to be – eCOGRA. This certification appears at the footnote of all genuine casinos homepage, or other gambling websites powered by the platform. It provides a definition of transparency, fairness, and honesty standards that all gaming house aligned to the brand must adhere to. It is through this interface that players have recourse to a dispute resolution mechanism.

Banking eWallets: Although not the norm, historically a significant amount of credit card fraud has taken place over the internet, and while credit card transactions are still considered to be safe online, a need came about for alternative payment methods. Payment methods that basically provide and additional shield for the credit or debit card being used to make a payment online. In other words, money is loaded from the card, into an eWallet, and from the eWallet to the supplier. In this instance and online casino, bingo room, sports book or other.

PayPal: Online banking transactional brokers are popularly used today. Just about everyone has heard of PayPal. Although used widely worldwide, there was a period of time when it was taken off the list of eWallets in use for the UK Internet gambling industry. PayPal is now again an option used by Microgaming casinos.

Banking Options: There are a number of banking options in used at Microgaming websites, and these include but are not limited to the following, some are better than others in terms of withdrawal features:

  • Visa – both debit and credit cards with 48 hour withdrawal time for credit into account
  • MasterCard
  • Maestro and Maestro pre-paid cards
  • All of the above, plus EntroPay, Neteller and UKash for Mobile transactions
  • Citadel Direct – transactions effected direct by each players own bank for both deposits and withdrawals
  • ClickandBuy – a virtual wallet for both deposits and withdrawals
  • Direct Bank Transfer – Self-explanatory - online, by telephone or OTC
  • ecoPayz – A very simple virtual wallet that transacts beyond borders, and works in local currency, through a chain of affiliated banks. Also offers a Prepaid MasterCard service.
  • EziPay – used for both deposits and withdrawals and offers the option of a card, selection of currency and is accepted all over the world through online instruments.
  • NETELLER – safe and secure, trusted by millions of users
  • PaySafeCard – this is a pre-paid voucher in scratch card format with a 16 digit pin. Can be used for both deposits and withdrawals through the casino cashier.
  • Skrill – used to be Moneybookers, and can be used for both payments and withdrawals. This online facility is email enabled to make monetary transactions in real time.

There are many more Microgaming banking options available, some international, some more country-specific. As well as options such as UKash where a voucher may be purchased at a local corner shop, or generated by the casino for withdrawals. There is sure to be something that fits every player’s needs.