Along with Visa, MasterCard is one of the two largest companies that supply their brand names to debit and credit cards around the world. That makes MasterCard one of the most wildly accepted deposit options for online casinos in Australia and just about anywhere else gamblers play.
While MasterCard has a reputation for not being as likely to be accepted at online gambling sites as Visa cards, it’s still one of the easiest and quickest options for moving money into your online gambling accounts.
In most cases, the answer to this question will be yes. Whether you have a MasterCard-branded credit card or a debit card, it’s likely to be accepted as a form of payment no matter where you want to do your gambling online.
That doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll always have success using your MasterCard when you try to make deposits. Because MasterCard simply lends its name to cards that are issued by member banks, and does not set global policies for its cards, each bank has the right to determine how their cards may and may not be used. Online transactions are normally tagged to describe what kind of purchase or transfer is being made, and some banks do not wish to have their cards used for transactions relating to online gambling.
That said, this isn’t a widespread problem in Australia. While individual banks may choose to block some online gambling transactions, by-and-large there is no policy restricting online gambling deposits like there is in, for instance, the United States. In Australia, such a policy would be very difficult to effectively manage, as some online gambling is fully regulated and approved (such as online sports betting); even if the government wanted to crack down on play at foreign sites, it would not be simple for banks to implement such a policy.
As such, the answer is usually yes: you can make deposits with your MasterCard. If for some reason you find your card rejected, you might want to try using the same card at other online gambling sites, or use a different card. Since each bank will have very specific policies that could vary from site to site, a different card/site combination could produce better results.
Making a MasterCard deposit is a simple process. Just enter your chosen casino site’s cashier section and look for MasterCard – or credit/debit cards as a general option – among the available options (it’ll usually be one of the top choices). At that point, you’ll be asked for your card information, as well as for the amount you wish to deposit. Once you’ve submitted your information, your deposit will be processed.
Within seconds, you should get a response letting you know whether or not your deposit was accepted. If your card was accepted, your funds should arrive in your online gambling account in a matter of seconds, allowing you to start playing immediately.
This is an easy question to answer. Using your MasterCard for an online gambling deposit as just as safe as using it for making purchases at any online merchant. Just like when you use a MasterCard to buy something at an online store, internet casinos use state-of-the-art encryption technology to ensure that your financial data is protected at all times. If you’re comfortable shopping online, you shouldn’t have any concerns about the safety of your MasterCard deposits at online gambling sites.