- Instant Checks are the fastest and easiest way to fund your online poker account. All rooms in New Jersey offer this method and best of all—they incur no fees.
- Online Banking Transfers are available at all New Jersey online poker rooms but the fees can be expensive.
- Credit and Debit Cards are convenient, but have a low success rate as some banks still refuse to work with online gaming operators.
- Virtual Payment Processors offer a buffer zone for those that want the convenience of electronic transfers but want to keep their banking information private.
- Live Cash Payments can be made at some casino cages and convenience stores.
|Deposit Method||WSOP NJ||partypoker NJ||Borgata||888 NJ|
|Online Banking Transfers||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Visa and MasterCard||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Prepaid Discover Card||No||Yes||Yes||No|
|Live Cash Payments||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Want to cash out? Read our guide to withdrawing at New Jersey online poker rooms.
Instant Checks, or ACH payments as they are commonly called, are a safe and secure method of allowing checking users to instantly move money via an electronic network from their bank account to their online poker account. Currently all of the online poker rooms in New Jersey offer ACH payments.
In order to utilize this method, users need to have their checking account number and nine digit ABA routing number handy. This information can be found on the bottom line of a check from your account.
Limits on how much you can deposit with each Instant Check are decided by your ACH provider.
Normally there are no fees associated with Instant Checks.
Online Banking Transfer
An Online Banking Transfer, also known as a wire transfer, is also an electronic way of moving funds from your bank account to your online poker account. In most instances you will need to be enrolled in your bank’s online banking the program in order to initiate an online banking transfer.
Although all New Jersey online poker rooms accept online banking transfers and most will not charge a fee for using this service, many financial institutions will assess fees in the range of $10-$50 per transaction.
Credit and Debit Cards
Visa and MasterCard are accepted by all online poker rooms in New Jersey; however, the success rate for you players using Visa cards has been very low. MasterCard has shown a much higher success rate.
Prepaid Cards are also an option at partypoker.com and at the Borgata. Each has their own branded prepaid cards that players can use to fund their online poker accounts.
Virtual Payment Processors
Making payments online has become easier with the introduction of virtual payment processors such as NETELLER and Skrill (formerly MoneyBookers). All New Jersey online poker rooms accept deposits from NETELLER. Skrill is accepted at partypoker NJ and Borgata.
These payment processors act as middlemen allowing you to fund those accounts direct from your bank account or credit card, yet shielding that information from the online gaming company.
Though most online poker rooms will not charge a fee for using Virtual payment processors, check the terms and conditions of the virtual payment processors to determine what applicable fees will be charged.
Live Cash Payments
There are a variety of methods available to those that choose to fund their online poker accounts with cash. For WSOP NJ and 888 NJ, cash deposits are accepted at the Caesars Atlantic City casino cage.
In addition, WSOP NJ and 888 NJ also offer a service called PayNearMe which allows players to deposit cash at any 7-Eleven location and have those funds appear instantly in their online poker accounts.