Part of our mission at onlinecasino.ie is to provide advice where we can to potential new online casino games players based on our experience of the problems they could encounter in the early stages of registering with an online casino of their choice. Because of this we are going to return to one of the most common pitfalls that new casino games players face when they are asked to deposit money into their online casino account to fund playing their casino games. All the major online casinos offer a comprehensive range of deposit options designed to make the process as easy as possible, but some of these deposit options can turn out to be expensive. Many of us who use the internet to purchase products and services have become used to reaching for our credit card in these circumstances, but be warned that using a credit card as an online casino deposit option will result in you incurring unnecessary additional costs. Quite apart from the moral question of whether or not it is ever a good idea to gamble with borrowed money, which is effectively what you are doing if you use a credit card to fund playing casino games, the banks will almost certainly apply a surcharge of up to 2% on any credit card transaction involving gambling. You will also be charged interest from day one at credit card rates because it will be considered to be a cash transaction. Taken together these additional costs put you in the red before you have even started playing casino games, and they are unnecessary because there are better deposit options available. Even using a debit card as an online casino deposit option may attract a surcharge, so the best deposit option by far is to open an e-wallet account such as Pay Pal or Neteller and use that account to fund your casino games. The advantages of an e-wallet is that your personal banking details are more secure and you will have much greater privacy in terms of what you are choosing to do with your money. How you fund your e-wallet account is of course down to you, although we would still not recommend a credit card for this purpose.