Using Netspend Pre-Paid Cards

by James Carter on February 19th 2015.

Netspend cards are one of the few that consistently work for online poker deposits. I’ve seen many reports of players having success with using VISA Netspend when depositing money to US poker sites and it may be worth your while to use these cards as well, because:

  • They’re easy to get. You can buy Netspend pre-paid debit cards just about anywhere – supermarkets, retail stores, gas stations, banks, etc.
  • They’re easy to use. Buy the card and enter its details when you make the deposit and you’re done. The money will be on your player account instantly.
  • They work. VISA Netspend cards have recently had a high success rate at US poker sites. US sites require credit, debit and gift cards to be eligible for both online and international purchases – which Netspend cards are – and these cards work well according to reports.
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A Popular Deposit Method

VISA Netspend pre-paid debit card is one of the popular pre-paid card options that still work whereas many credit, dedit and gift cards have stopped working for online poker deposits. I’ve seen many recent reports of players having success with Netspend pre-paid cards at Ignition.

Minimum Deposit:
The minimum deposit limit at Ignition is $20, however, depositing with a VISA Netspend card (or any credit/debit/gift card for that matter) means you’ll have to pay a 4.9% fee; therefore the actual minimum deposit for credit, debit and gift cards is $25 at Ignition.

Deposit Fee:
The deposit fee for VISA Netspend at Ignition is high considering that most of US poker rooms take no fees for the same process; in fact, BetOnline Poker is the only poker room besides Ignition that takes a fee (6%) for processing a credit card deposit.

As far as VISA Netspend fees go, you can choose between different plans and either pay a monthly fee or per transaction or both – the exact fees depend on the plan you choose.

“We accept only Visa branded credit, gift or debit/check cards. If you decide to buy a gift card, we do not recommend any particular brand as long as the packaging indicates that it is good for online, international purchases. This is important because US/domestic use only cards will not work on our site.”