Growth in Localised Payment Methods in 2010

Published January 4, 2011 by OCR Editor

Growth in Localised Payment Methods in 2010

More localized payment and deposit methods for online casinos enter the market. Ease, convenience and security in crediting online casino accounts.

Online casino payment methods have developed considerably in recent years. In fact, during 2010 we saw a number of new payment methods enter the market with their services tailored to a particular country or grouping of countries.

A sample of localised solutions which increased their market dominance this year included Dankort (Denmark), Postepay (Italy), Abaqoos (Hungary), Lobanet (Latin America),eKonto (Czech Republic), iDEAL (Netherlands) and Nordea (Sweden and Finland). Asia365, on the other hand, caters to a range of countries across the Asian continent including Japan, Korea and China and other countries where online casino gambling is legal.

Benefits of localised solutions

These new services meant that it became increasingly convenient over the year for players to credit their online casino accounts with their local currency. Additionally, by working through local banking intuitions not only can players cut transaction fees and hassle but be confident that their payments will be expedited meaning they will be playing sooner.

Finally, these localised online casino payment methods, and their support services if you require assistance, are in the country's national language further enhancing their attractiveness. No more getting stuck in translation!

Credit cards days are numbered

As a result, the use of credit cards continued its slow decline in popularity. Nevertheless, they are still the preferred payment method for some players. US based players, for instance, can rely on their American Express cards as they are sort of localized payment method and can generally be used at online casinos which still accepted American players, such as Rome Casino.

Safe, easy and secure

OCR is confident, based on our tests and the feedback from players and casinos alike, that any of the payment methods referred to here are safe, quick and secure despite their relatively recent arrival on the scene and help you avoid divulging your sensitive personal details to your online casino. What's more, there are no fees to join the growing number of satisfied customers. Some like eKonto will even give you a bonus each month provided you meet certain criteria.

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