As you know that as Canadians can’t use PayPal to fund poker accounts directly, and there are methods to make use of PayPal to transfer your poker money to a third party to get you some poker chips. So players often sought for other deposit alternatives at online casinos to fund their casino account.
The most recommended deposit option for Canadian poker players is called Skrill. Also known as Moneybookers, Skrill lets you open an online account and fund it directly from your bank account, debit card, and most brands of credit cards. You can skip out on PayPal altogether and fund your account right from your bank with Skrill as a middleman. The requirements for Canadian customers include a one-time security check. After that you can make all the payments and deposits you want without additional fees or wait times. Most of the online Canadian poker sites still accepting wagers are willing to work with Skrill.
Then another alternative to PayPal is UseMyBank which is similar to Skrill, and is a “third party account” to move money between your bank account or credit/debit cards and your poker player account. Making a payment or deposit with UseMyBank is actually more secure than Skrill, because all the recipient sees is your email address.
There are plenty of other e-wallet services like Skrill and UseMyBank that some Canadian facing online poker sites will honor. The best thing is to check out with the payment transfer method at Canadian online poker site you are interested in. You’ll see names like Click2Pay and ePassporte, all which work very much the same way as the two mentioned above. Also you can call the customer support team or contact them by email or live chat and ask them directly about any other PayPal alternative they provide as banking mode to the casino to play poker games.
Canadian online poker play is very strictly controlled, and according to industry experts there may never be a time when Canadian citizens will be able to move money straight from their credit cards to their chosen online poker site. That’s why alternatives like e-wallets and prepaid cards are still necessary to play poker online in Canada.