Once you are familiar with the Bingo payment processes – see our Blog “Bingo Methods of Payment” if you need further help and guidance – you are ready to make your first deposit. We thought it may be helpful to provide new players with a step by step guide of how deposits are made on the majority of bingo sites and if you have any problems, how to resolve them.
In addition, we have added some guidance notes for withdrawals and how to resolve any problems you may encounter.
Making Your First Bingo Deposit
Having created your new bingo site account, log in.
Locate the “Make Deposit” button on the homepage.
Select the payment processor of your choice based on the information we have provided in our “Bingo Methods of Payment” guide.
Enter all relevant information the processor asks for, including billing address and contact information.
Enter the amount you would like to deposit, keeping in mind limits and restrictions that the bingo site may have.
Double-check to ensure that all of the information you entered is correct, including the deposit amount.
Click the “Confirm” button and wait for the process to complete.
Once you receive your transaction confirmation, all you have to do now is wait for the funds to become available. If you have used an e-Wallet, the funds should be available right away.
Common Deposit Problems & How to Fix Them
Whatever payment method you choose to use, you may experience a delay or an error in the process along the way, which can often cause a player to panic about the state of their money. So here are some common issues that you may experience during the deposit stage and how best to deal with them:
If the payment method is declined, the first thing you should do is to make sure the financial account you’re trying to access (credit card, debit card, bank account, etc) has the necessary funds available. If there are enough funds, then check to see if the personal information you provided (billing address, etc) is correct, as that is a very common and simple error. Finally, try to make a smaller deposit, as some banks will have limits on how much money they will allow being sent to a gambling site.
If the payment limit has been exceeded, it means that the amount you’re trying to deposit is greater than the limit imposed by the gaming site. A number of bingo sites don’t want to be exposed to the risk of having large sums done in a single transaction. If you encounter this problem, then it’s best to check the site’s “deposit and withdrawal” page for information on transaction limits. And if you aren’t happy with the limits then you may be happier simply playing on another site.
If the site indicates that the deposit isn’t immediately available, then this may be a result of your selected payment processor. e-Wallets almost always deposit funds straight away, whilst credit card transactions may be stalled until the financial institution that issued the card to you approves the transfer. The same can be said for wire transfers, which often take a few days before all the details are finalised and cleared. So it’s worth being aware of what to expect with your available payment providers, so there are no nasty surprises!
Common Withdrawal Problems & How to Fix Them
Most players want to choose the withdrawal method that will get them their money in the fastest and most secure way possible. It is worth noting that most bingo sites will make it easier for you to deposit your money than to withdraw money because they require extra information that is mandatory to complete before you can get your funds out. Here are some common issues you may experience and how to solve them:
If a withdrawal is denied, it may be because further information is required. When you make a deposit, normally all you have to do is sign-up for an account on the bingo site, pick a processor, add some generic information, and you’re good to go. For withdrawals, the requirements increase and as a result, you may face an error saying that your withdrawal was denied for lack of some documentation. Additional paperwork you may have to provide includes proof of identity ( for example a driver’s license or photo ID), proof of address and a signed withdrawal form.
If Cashout limit is indicated this may mean that you are limited as to how much you can withdraw in a week. To stay solvent and prevent a lack of cash flow, gaming operators often limit how much you can withdraw in a week. It’s worth researching these limits on their website and sees how higher withdrawal amounts are handled (for example, as recurring weekly payments).
Some Additional Tips
* If you are claiming a No Deposit Bingo Bonus then you won’t need to deposit to claim your bonus
* Try depositing a small amount to test the turnaround time of the availability of the funds and how smooth the transaction was.
* Try a small withdrawal and as above, watch to see how long it takes for the funds to reach your account.
* If you are not happy with the results then it’s worth repeating the same methodology with other provided payment processors until you find the one that gives you the best results.
* Constantly check the deposit/withdrawal pages of your favourite bingo sites as restrictions and guidelines can be changed regularly.
And that’s it! We hope that these guidelines and tips can help you. Now get out there and have some true bingo fun!