The Safest Deposit Methods for Poker Sites in 2022

safest deposit methods for poker

When you choose to play poker online, you want to know your money is safe. Fortunately, the vast majority of online poker sites around now are reputable, but always better to be safe than sorry. That’s why in this article we’re going to cover the safest deposit methods available now.


When you think of brand reputation and expert service with money, PayPal is one of the first names we think of. They offer fantastic customer service and practically no fees. Signing up to PayPal only takes a few minutes and you get an extra layer of security between your bank and the online poker site.

PayPal works on all devices and the speed of deposit and cash-out is practically instant. PayPal is the most commonly used payment online and accepted on all major poker sites.

Credit Card

This payment method continues to be very popular. Everybody seems to love their flexible friend and poker sites are happy to accept. Regardless whether you’re using Mastercard or American Express, the major poker sites will accommodate you. You’re assured of a fast and secure transaction when using credit cards. Many people keep their card details on their phone, which makes using sites like even easier.

The additional benefit of credit card usage is the work that credit card companies do when investigating fraud or loss. They act swiftly and will right wrongs faster than most payment methods.

Using a credit card for online poker is easy, you just enter in the credit card information; card number, expiry date and security code (CVC) and you’re ready to play.

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A few years ago, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general was almost considered taboo. Fast forward to today and it’s a mainstream payment method, widely approved and used in lots of places.

The main advantages to using Bitcoin is the anonymity, speed of transaction and no fees. Using Bitcoin is quite straightforward. You just need to get an e-wallet, purchasing some bitcoin that will be stored in your e-wallet then use on a poker site that allows BTC.

Whilst we consider this payment method safe, its worth noting that not all poker sites currently accept BTC.


Like PayPal, Skrill is a third-party processor that acts as an additional layer between you and the online poker site.

They’ve been around for over two decades and continue to be a reputable and trusted deposit method for online poker sites. The benefits of using Skrill is that funds are in your account instantly, poker sites can’t access your banking information and finally the app is awesome.

A small disclaimer on Skrill is that while its one of the safest deposit methods for poker sites, there are fees associated with transactions. They’re not our favourite method of depositing funds but they are an alternative if you don’t want to enter card details.

Debit Card

Another safe deposit method for poker sites is to use a debit card. We all have them and they’re a great way to pay for things. For some, using credit cards is anathema due to the repayments and charges that credit card companies impose. If that’s you, then why not use your debit card instead? Funds are taken from your card instantly and cash outs are often processed swiftly too.

All the sites we’ve reviewed at Texas Hold’em Questions accept debit cards. The only downside (for some) is the entering of card details on to a poker site. Despite the assurance that major poker sites are safe and secure, there will always be some who fear entering card details online. For them, we recommend using one of the other deposit methods in this article.

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Narciso Baldo is the Director and Head Coach of Texas Hold'em Questions. He has been playing poker for over 16 years. After spending many years as a professional, he now runs UK poker training site Texas Hold'em Questions. Narciso regularly writes poker articles sharing tips, strategy, news and experience with gambling enthusiasts. Narciso also writes for reputable gambling portal Casino City Times, (bio here). Contact: