Bingo Sites That Accept Paypal

PayPal Depositing Guide

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When placing real-money deposits on bingo sites, it can be difficult to choose between the range of banking options available and identify the best method for making your payment. One of the most popular alternatives to credit or debit cards is to place a deposit through PayPal.

So, what exactly do you need to know about the service, which sites offer it, and why should you consider using it to make bingo deposits?

To answer all these questions —and more—we’ve put together the ultimate guide to PayPal, so you can find all the information you need to make smart bingo choices.

 

What is PayPal?

PayPal offers a service that allows users to make financial transactions online. It works by linking credit or debit card details to a PayPal account, which acts as an intermediary between your bank account and the end recipient.

Think of it as a designated ‘e-wallet’; a purse, where you have full control of the strings. When given the option to pay through PayPal, users can input their email address and a password to grant permission for the account to forward the desired amount from its funds to the chosen recipient.

You can opt to 'top-up' your PayPal purse at any time, or transfer excess capital back to your bank account.

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Why use PayPal for making Bingo Deposits?

In many countries, including the UK, PayPal is now the top choice for those wishing to make payments online. The key to its popularity is no secret: it is quicker, simpler and more secure than any other available online banking method.

This is precisely why PayPal is the ideal option for anyone looking to play bingo online.

Quicker

Unlike other banking options, PayPal is able to process transactions more or less instantaneously. There’s no lag in placing a deposit, and there’s none if the site allows you to withdraw via PayPal either.

This makes it easier to keep on top of your spending—users are able to view incoming and outgoing payments immediately. No more waiting for funds to clear.

Plus, any deposit made over and above the funds available in your PayPal account will simply instruct PayPal to redeem the excess amount from your associated bank account, allowing you to keep playing, without the need to manually ‘top-up’. Since it can take several days for bank transfers to be processed into your PayPal purse, this feature is ideal for anyone like us, impatient to play more of our favourite games.

Simpler

With any site that accepts deposits through PayPal, the information you are required to have to hand is substantially reduced; rather than inputting every single card detail, all you’ll need is your email address and PayPal PIN or password.

As PayPal works world-wide, and can be used for transactions on many different sites, users are able to spend winnings on other products and services. Equally, earnings from other sources into your PayPal, can be used for future bingo deposits.

More secure

The main benefit of using PayPal to place deposits is that it provides trusted, up-to-date protection, through secure encryption technology. This ensures that your data remains secret, which is why the service is recommended for making online payments —it shields your financial details from potential hackers.

In fact, PayPal will never release your card or bank details. They are able to store all the personal data required to make payments without ever revealing the source of your funds: a secure buffer between online spending and your personal finances.

This isn’t to say that card issuers have no control over your spending. Just as when paying with a credit or debit card, they are able to determine where your money is going, which ensures that any suspicious transactions will still be flagged. Using PayPal to make your deposits, therefore, affords you the peace of mind associated with a double layer of security.

One byproduct of this is that the transactions won’t appear on any bank statement, enabling players to keep their bingo spending under the radar if they so choose.

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Restrictions

Several years ago, PayPal combined forces with every bingo site going; now, they are more discriminate with their choice of partners.

The option to deposit and withdraw via PayPal is only available for players in certain countries —like the UK, where online gambling is legal and regulated— and on sites which are properly licensed.

So, if a site does not offer PayPal as a depositing option, it does not automatically mean that the site cannot be trusted; it may simply be a reflection on legislation in the country of origin.

However, for those that do, it can be a good indication of integrity—although users should always do their own research. Here at BingoPort, we only use trusted and reliable bingo providers, so rest assured you are in safe hands. Check out our full list of bingo sites here.

 

How-To...

Register with PayPal

First thing's first. If you don’t already have a PayPal account, you’ll need to register for one. Sign up is quick, simple and —best of all– free!

Simply head on over to the PayPal site, click Sign Up, and follow the step-by-step onscreen instructions. The whole process shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes.

Finally, PayPal will ask you to verify your email address, which you can do by clicking on the link they send to you via email.

Easy as pie!

Use PayPal on Mobile

Downloading the PayPal app is a hassle-free way of paying for bingo from your mobile device. Available for iOS, Android and Windows, it gives you the option for creating a PIN that you can enter for making mobile payments.

Like most apps, you will be automatically logged out after an extended period of inactivity, helping you keep your data protected.

For extra security, there is the option to link your mobile number to your account. This will alert you to any attempts to access your PayPal from a different device.

Place deposits through PayPal

To use Paypal to make deposits, first ensure that you are logged into your bingo site of choice.

Navigate to the banking or balance page, and there will be the option to place a deposit. You will be asked for your preferred payment method (for those sites that do not immediately display PayPal as an option, it may be that it is hidden under ‘more payment options’, so be sure to check there.

Once you’ve selected PayPal, the page will direct you to log in, using your email address and PayPal password. If you’re using a mobile device, you’ll be prompted for the PIN you set up rather than a password —other than that, the process is identical.

Make Withdrawals

On sites that offer PayPal depositing options, users will also be able to withdraw any winnings into their PayPal account. This handy feature is incredibly simple to use, and allows you to spend the funds you win straightaway —on playing more bingo, or anything else across the web that takes your fancy!

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Top Tips

  • Keep things simple: use the same email address across PayPal and the bingo sites you are playing on. If there are ever any issues with your transactions, this will ensure they are sorted as quickly and easily as possible.
  • Always keep your PayPal password different to any that you have used to register on any bingo sites. PayPal’s security is top-notch, but it cannot be responsible for your errors in judgement. If you struggle to remember multiple passwords, use a password encryption service.
  • Keep a check on your PayPal balance: if you become withdrawn, you may be charged for this. See PayPal’s T&Cs here.
  • Verify your PayPal account by logging in and completing your profile by following the steps it recommends. This will ensure that there aren’t any restrictions on the amount of money you can spend, receive and withdraw.

 

Conclusion

Hopefully you’re now clear on why PayPal is such a secure, convenient method of paying for bingo deposits. Why not try it out on one of our bingo sites listed above?

 

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