One more deposit option for US customers

winbig

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I am happy to say that Netspend (Visa) gift cards WILL work to fund a Neteller account. I just successfully made a deposit into mine without problem.

I'm also assuming that the pre-paid (reloadable) Netspend cards will continue to work also.

:thumbsup:
 

REOdeathwagon

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Location
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Winbig, can you give us any info. on fees, limits, etc.
 

winbig

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Winbig, can you give us any info. on fees, limits, etc.

If I remember right, the reloadable cards have a limit of either $5000 or $10000, with a reload fee of ~$5.00.

You can either pay $1 per transaction, or $9.95/mo for unlimited.

You can check out the FAQ at Old / Expired Link

;)
 

Cynthia777

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I love it! They also have a direct deposit option (don't have to put your whole pay amount in, just specify how much) and that posts as soon as it is available, and no fee for reloading that way.
 

REOdeathwagon

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Thank you for the info. - winbig and Cynthia777.

Very much appreciated.:thumbsup:

REOdeathwagon
 

Mousey

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Sep 12, 2004
Location
Up$hitCreek
Holy cow! Those fees would hurt! NETeller truly has me spoiled. But it's good to know there are other options out there. We may be needing them soon. However, there are no NETSpend reload centers in my area.
 

Cynthia777

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Location
My house
When I signed up online, they mailed me my Visa card, which is referred to as "all access Visa". So if you happened to have seen any of these at your local grocery store, that could be your reload option. It has worked directly as using it as just plain Visa/credit card, too (hope I don't jinx anything by saying that!!) And don't forget the direct deposit is free (you can just elect to have something like $50 out of your pay put on it).
 

sjack827

Dormant account
Joined
Jul 21, 2006
Location
ohio, usa
I use this as my preferred way of depositing. Actually it is the only way I deposit to online casinos now. I closed out firepay, click2pay and the citidel direct deposit option so I really have no other way of depositing. They are a godsend due to the fact that I must physically go somewhere and add money (cash) to the card. This slows things down for me; I can't get in as much trouble as I could when I was using electronic debits to my checking accounts.

I wish I knew what is the best way to cashout though. Will the casino's refund to the card?
 

winbig

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I use this as my preferred way of depositing. Actually it is the only way I deposit to online casinos now. I closed out firepay, click2pay and the citidel direct deposit option so I really have no other way of depositing. They are a godsend due to the fact that I must physically go somewhere and add money (cash) to the card. This slows things down for me; I can't get in as much trouble as I could when I was using electronic debits to my checking accounts.

I wish I knew what is the best way to cashout though. Will the casino's refund to the card?

Nope. You can't get a withdraw via any credit/debit card if you live in the US. You're better off keeping a Neteller account and getting their debit card.
 

1819

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Jan 25, 2006
Location
ny,nj,fla
netspend has always worked great for me. when im in florida you can reload them on any corner. up in new jersey though, the closest place is like 50 miles away. didnt know they offered a gift card either.
 

winbig

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netspend has always worked great for me. when im in florida you can reload them on any corner. up in new jersey though, the closest place is like 50 miles away. didnt know they offered a gift card either.

Yep...check out Link Removed ( Old/Invalid) for places you can get the gift cards. I'm not sure if there's more places offering those or not...

re: Mousey:
Holy cow! Those fees would hurt! NETeller truly has me spoiled. But it's good to know there are other options out there. We may be needing them soon. However, there are no NETSpend reload centers in my area.

IMO, $1 per transaction isn't steep at all. If you use the direct deposit option, loads are free. The only fee other than that is if you went into a merchant and reloaded...They either charge $4-5.95 per reload.

Also notice that they don't charge a per-month maintenance fee like other reloadable cards do. The only time they apply the monthly fee is if you don't use it for 90+ days.
 

tennis_balls

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Mar 18, 2006
Location
Albuquerque, NM
I finally broke down and got a Netspend card tonight. It seems fairly reasonable though I still have some questions like could they still charge a monthly fee even after your balance hit zero? i'll get around to calling them soon enough.

I was very surprised to see that they allow you to link your paypal account to the card so in effect you can fund your gambling via paypal. Isn't it ironic? Don't ya think? It's like rayeeeayyyyn.......

I sure hope I don't win anything so I don't have to deal with the hassle of getting a check mailed to me. :D
 

reda

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HOUSTON
NETSPEND INFO ( WORKED GOOD)

I JUST ALSO PURCHASED A VISA NETSPEND CARD ( RELOADABLE) IT WORKS GREAT. IT COST 1.00 PER TRANSACTION TO FUND YOUR CASINO ACCOUNT. CALL TO ACTIVATE IT WHEN YOU GET IT, THEN GO ONLINE AND USE IT LIKE A CREDIT CARD TO FUND THE CASINO. MY ONLY PROBLEM IS SINCE I LIVE IN THE U.S THE CASINO TOLD ME THEY COULD ISSUE ME A CHECK FOR A WITHDRAWL. I DONT KNOW HOW THAT WORKS BECASUE IM AFRAID THE BANKS MIGHT TRY TO TRACE IT. BUT THE CASINOS ASSURED ME THEY ARE WORKING ON IMPROVING THE SITUATION. AND I HAVE TO SAY BODOG SAID THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROBLEM FOR SEVERAL MONTHS ALREADY BEFORE NETELLER LEFT. THEY SEEM REAL SINCERE. ANYWAY I AM ABLE TO DEPOSIT EASILY BUT I HAVENT TRIED TO WITHDRAW YET. WHEN YOU PURCHASE A NETSPEND CARD YOU WILL GET A TEMPORARY CARD WHICH YOU CAN USE IMEDIATLEY. YOUR PERMANANT CARD ARIVES ABOUT 10 DAYS LATER IN THE MAIL.. OH ONE MORE THING.,.. WHEN YOU CALL AND ACTIVATE YOUR CARD IF YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE A PHONE CALL AFTER EACH TRANSACTION GIVING YOU YOUR REMAINING BALANCE , IT MIGHT BE ANOYING. I GOT 10 PHONE CALLS FOR ONE TRANSACTION. GONNA CALL AND HAVE THAT CHANGED TOMORROW. AS I SAID THIS NETSPEND IS VERY CONVIENT BECAUSE I HAVE 2 REAL CLOSE LOCATIONS BY MY HOUSE WHERE I CAN RELOAD OR PURCHASE. HOPE THIS POST HELPED.
 

mgibson99

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Location
Washington DC
Don't get too excited

Here is the corporate blurb on Netspend:
NetSpend Corporation, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is the nation’s leading and fastest growing processor and marketer of prepaid, re-loadable debit cards.
and this
NetSpend has helped establish the regulatory standards for the prepaid debit card industry by implementing best practice anti-money laundering/fraud controls and prides itself on having a rigorous risk and compliance management approach that is fully compliant with all Federal (Patriot Act, BSA) and State regulations.
A U.S. based company issuing pre-paid debit cards used to illegally fund online gambling? Yeah, that's going to last.

At this point, I wouldn't even bother getting a Netspend card just for gambling, especially given the hassles you are bound to encounter if you are actually fortunate enough to have a win and try to cash out. For us here in the U.S., wouldn't we all feel like schmoes if we started getting paper checks from casinos, then our banks refused to accept them.
 
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mgibson99

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Location
Washington DC
I JUST ALSO PURCHASED A VISA NETSPEND CARD ( RELOADABLE) IT WORKS GREAT. IT COST 1.00 PER TRANSACTION TO FUND YOUR CASINO ACCOUNT. CALL TO ACTIVATE IT WHEN YOU GET IT, THEN GO ONLINE AND USE IT LIKE A CREDIT CARD TO FUND THE CASINO. MY ONLY PROBLEM IS SINCE I LIVE IN THE U.S THE CASINO TOLD ME THEY COULD ISSUE ME A CHECK FOR A WITHDRAWL. I DONT KNOW HOW THAT WORKS BECASUE IM AFRAID THE BANKS MIGHT TRY TO TRACE IT. BUT THE CASINOS ASSURED ME THEY ARE WORKING ON IMPROVING THE SITUATION. AND I HAVE TO SAY BODOG SAID THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROBLEM FOR SEVERAL MONTHS ALREADY BEFORE NETELLER LEFT. THEY SEEM REAL SINCERE. ANYWAY I AM ABLE TO DEPOSIT EASILY BUT I HAVENT TRIED TO WITHDRAW YET. WHEN YOU PURCHASE A NETSPEND CARD YOU WILL GET A TEMPORARY CARD WHICH YOU CAN USE IMEDIATLEY. YOUR PERMANANT CARD ARIVES ABOUT 10 DAYS LATER IN THE MAIL.. OH ONE MORE THING.,.. WHEN YOU CALL AND ACTIVATE YOUR CARD IF YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE A PHONE CALL AFTER EACH TRANSACTION GIVING YOU YOUR REMAINING BALANCE , IT MIGHT BE ANOYING. I GOT 10 PHONE CALLS FOR ONE TRANSACTION. GONNA CALL AND HAVE THAT CHANGED TOMORROW. AS I SAID THIS NETSPEND IS VERY CONVIENT BECAUSE I HAVE 2 REAL CLOSE LOCATIONS BY MY HOUSE WHERE I CAN RELOAD OR PURCHASE. HOPE THIS POST HELPED.
What's up with the all caps?
 

Random#rs

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I was just about to say the same thing as mgibson99. So I'll second the opinion. They are a U.S. Regulated Payment processor. They may be only now becoming aware of the increased usage of the card for online gambling. Under UIGEA they will shut down this type of transaction as will all other Visa and MC cards in the U.S. by at least the end of the 270 day period. Many Visa and MC banks have pulled out (mine included) already, before they even received the new Regulations. They may shut down this type of payment at any time.

We will have to go to Banks outside of the country. The closest thing to that at the present is EcoCard. Further options of this type will no doubt develop as the situation progresses.
 

reda

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Location
HOUSTON
oh sorry about the caps.. i got to typing and was way into it before i seen what i had done and did not change it.
since im posting i wanted to say that i used my netspend card as i stated before and since it was the temporary card i got all the phone calls. i was told by email that temporary cards can not be used for anything except atm transactions. i did not know this. netspend did say that once my permanent card comes in the mail (approx 10 days ) then I can use it for online transactions. but i dont know if i will purchase or reload because i dont think this option will last. i was also concerned because at the time of my puchase i was asked for my social sec #. i dont see why that was needed when they already have your phone # and address.
 

lojo

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If you are in one of the 11 US states where it is illegal to gamble, probably not a good idea. Otherwise, you can send a check to the casino. Contact any microgaming casino and ask if there are any faster, better ways.

Good luck:thumbsup:

And WELCOME, btw!
 

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babs7262

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TC?

what are you doing? This thing is 2 years old. You must be having a bad week. I wish the slap smiley from 3dchat was here!
 

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