UK Bingo sites will very shortly be losing the ability for players to make deposits via credit card. This unusual scenario is a continuation of the move to ensuring greater gambling responsibility.
Credit Cards & UK Bingo Sites
The UK Government, in association with the UK Gambling Commission, has taken the view that as credit cards allow for payments to be made to bingo sites and is a credit rather than money that you have, it can be damaging.
People with gambling issues can abuse credit cards and spend money that they do not have.
It might seem to be a bit over the top by the UK Gambling Commission and a bit big brother like, but we do agree that this is a good thing to aid in the quest for responsible gambling.
The fact is that the usage of credit cards by bingo players in the United Kingdom is small in comparison to the usage of debit cards. Most bingo sites allow for debit cards as well as a variety of e-wallets.
Online Bingo is currently experiencing a resurgence in the UK following a trying period of implementing a variety of new rules.
These rules have seen bingo sites slash back on both sign-up bonuses as well as weekly and monthly offers. It is due to the new taxes that got imposed.
The new ruling in regards to the removal of credit cards will not affect players from outside of the United Kingdom. Popular bingo playing regions like Canada and New Zealand will still have the option of depositing via this method.
The removal of credit cards for UK Bingo players starts from the 14th of April 2020. As of this date, bingo players who use this deposit method will need to switch to an alternative way of funding accounts.
How To Fund Your UK Bingo Account
As we pointed out earlier, there are a considerable number of options to choose, and we list them below.
- Debit Cards – currently the most popular means to deposit to a bingo account.
- Paypal – the most popular Bingo E-Wallet, widely available at bingo sites.
- Neteller & Skrill – additional E-Wallets – be warned that some bingo sites dont allow bonuses to get claimed when depositing via these methods.