Alternatives to cash at the cage payments
There are some advantages to cash payments at the cage, but it is generally not the quickest or most convenient option at your disposal. These are some of the main alternatives.
PayNearMe is a service that allows you to fund your online casino account via cash at a local participating store in your neighborhood. Participating retailers include CVS, 7-Eleven, and Family Dollar.
You can request a payment barcode by text or email and show it to the cashier at your nearest PayNearMe location. Pay in cash, and you will receive a print and digital receipt straight away. The funds will normally reflect in your online casino account within a few minutes. The fees for using PayNearMe vary, but it is often $2.99.
You can alternatively use a prepaid card for deposits and withdrawals at online casinos. Play+ dominates this part of the market, and all the leading online casino operators offer branded Play+ cards. However, a few may accept methods such as PaySafeCard or MoneyPak.
Add funds to your prepaid card, and you can then use it for instant deposits whenever you would like to top up your online casino account balance. If you win, you can withdraw to your Play+ account, too. Play+ cards can be used anywhere that accepts Discover, so you can make purchases in stores, withdraw at an ATM, or transfer the funds to your checking account. That said, you will incur some small feeds with this method.
Credit or debit card
A credit or debit card is the most common payment method at online casinos. You can use Visa, Mastercard, and Discover at many online gambling sites. All payments arrive instantly, and the online casino will not charge you a fee.
However, your credit card provider may treat it as a cash advance and charge you. If that is the case, a debit card would be a better option. You can also use a debit card for withdrawals at the leading casino sites, as they will transfer the funds to the checking account linked to your debit card via services such as Visa Fast Funds and Mastercard Send.