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MasterCard Acceptance at Online Casinos
MasterCard recognizes the varied needs of their customers and have created multiple products to fulfill those needs.
They have four different products, making it easy for everyone to have access to one.
- Credit card
- Pre-paid card
- Debit card
- Gift card
- Each of these products then has different types of cards within each card category.
Types of credit cards:
- Titanium MasterCard
- Platinum MasterCard
- World MasterCard
- World Elite MasterCard
Types of Debit MasterCards:
- Titanium Debit MasterCard
- World Debit MasterCard
- Platinum Debit MasterCard
- World Elite Debit MasterCard
All of these can be used at any ZA online casino that accepts MasterCard.
Even though there are minor differences when using the card to make your online casino deposits, you would be wise to review the Terms and Conditions for each of these cards to determine which one best suits your needs.
MasterCard Casinos – Safety
MasterCard is a worldwide company that employ’s the latest in encryption technology. Their resources give them access to the latest 128-bit encryption and the most up-to-date SSL certificates.
Even with MasterCard’s enhanced security features, players need to do their due diligence with each and every online casino that they are considering playing at. Players need to confirm the casino is offering the same level of encryption and SSL certificates. You want to make sure the casino is doing everything possible to protect your credit card details. When it comes to your financial information, you do not want to leave anything to chance.
Another thing for players to remember is that all transactions using any credit card are logged and are documented on their monthly credit card bill.
Advantages of using MasterCard at a SA online casino
MasterCard is one of the top choices for SA gamblers when it comes to making deposits to their online casino accounts and it is no wonder why.
They offer their customers:
- Ease of use
- Special promotions for deposits made via MasterCard
- Immediate access to online casino deposits
- 128-bit encryption and SSL certificates keeping your data safe from breaches
- Excellent customer service
- Proven track record
- Ability to deposit to any SA casino account
- Most SA casinos will allow withdrawals to your card (check the casinos T&C)
- Earn reward points (requires affiliate program)
- No deposit/withdrawal limits (as long as the funds are available)
- Ability to make deposits in multiple currencies
- 24/7 Customer Service
Deposits via MasterCard
Deposits to a players casino account can be accessed immediately. There is no processing time where players have to wait for their funds to clear from either MasterCard or the online casino.
Withdrawals via MasterCard
Not only can players make deposits from their MasterCard, they can also withdraw to it. Most e-payment methods are not able to offer this valuable perk.
More often than not, there will be a waiting period for the funds to clear. There may also be service charges added from the institution that initially issued the card to the player.
MasterCard – Limits, Verification, and Fees
MasterCard does not add fees for any transactions using their cards. If/when there are fees associated with using your card at a MasterCard casino; the fees are put in place by the banking institution that issued the card or the casino itself. These fees are usually put in place when players want to withdraw from their casino accounts.
MasterCard Casinos SA - FAQ
Which is safer for me to use, my MasterCard Credit Card or MasterCard Debit Visa?
In terms of safety and security, both offer the same level of protection.
Can I use a Prepaid MasterCard to make a deposit at an online casino in SA?
Yes. You can use a pre-paid MasterCard to make deposits, but you may not be able to withdraw funds from your casino account to it.
Which is best for me to use, my MasterCard credit card or MasterCard Debit Visa? I have both.
It really depends on your situation. When using your MasterCard credit card, you are only limited by the available credit limit on your card. With your debit visa, you can only deposit up to the amount of available funds that are available in your bank account.
What is the difference between a MasterCard: credit card, debit card, pre-paid card and a gift card?
All of them are accepted at any business that accepts MasterCard. The difference is in how they are funded. Credit cards have to be applied for and are issued based on a persons’ credit rating. Debit cards are issued by banks to anyone that opens a bank account and are directly linked to a person’s bank account. A person’s allowable spending limit is based on the actual money in the account associated with the card. Pre-paid and gift MasterCard’s are basically the same thing. Anyone can buy one and can be purchased at most major retailers. You will need to deposit funds to these cards before they can be used to. Pre-paid and gift cards will have the highest service fees or per use charges.
If I have a pre-paid MasterCard, why do I need to register it?
MasterCard offers all of its card users Zero Liability Protection . The pre-paid MasterCard needs to be registered to be able to take advantage of this feature. Once registered, you can dispute any unauthorized purchases made with your card.
Are there fees to withdraw money from my online casino account to my MasterCard?
Your banking institution will most likely have added fees to make withdrawals to your MasterCard credit card. However, there may be no fees involved if you withdraw your funds to your MasterCard Debit Card.