Deposit Methods for Canadian Poker Players
Ready to start playing online poker in Canada again? It's not as easy as it used to be! You might have opened your favourite poker website, tried to make a credit card deposit, and had it blocked. Now you're here looking for answers.
Firstly, no, online poker is not illegal in Canada
! You probably have a credit card that was issued by a bank which has chosen to block online poker transactions. That's their choice, not their legal obligation, and it doesn't mean you won't be playing poker today.
Now that we're clear on the issue of legality of poker in Canada, how do you want to make your deposit? If you want to pay cash, you should consider purchasing a Prepaid Card / Voucher like PaySafeCard
. These can be purchased at local sales outlets like Canada Post, and then cashed in at one of your favourite poker sites. If you want to deposit through your bank account, you should consider an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) through InstaDebit
, or setting up an eWallet with EcoPayz
Finally, you probably want to know how you can withdraw your winnings. For Canadian poker players, withdrawing is generally less difficult than depositing. A Paysafecard
voucher is a good option once again, as is eWallet EcoPayz
. Otherwise, most poker sites for Canadians will allow you to cashout via wire transfer or a paper cheque in the mail.
The following chart lists most all of your options for depositing to poker sites in Canada. If you would like any help choosing where to play, feel free to contact us
with any questions you might have. We'll be happy to offer you some advice.
Canadian Poker Players can Deposit IN with this method
Canadian Poker Players can Withdraw OUT with this method