Shopping on the internet is rapidly becoming many peoples preferred option, particularly with increased fuel costs and parking fees, with delivery charges often less than the cost of visiting the shops. Many will also use a credit card for online transactions to take advantage of the money back insurance if something goes wrong, and accepting the additional cost which using a credit card often entails. There are however exceptions to this policy, one of which is gambling at an online casino. All online casinos require you to register and deposit funds into your online casino account before you can play casino games for real money, and of course all online casinos will accept credit cards as a casino deposit option. The online casinos will normally not charge for using a credit card, but most of the banks will charge for using a credit card, or even a debit card in some cases, for the purpose of gambling. When shopping online one can argue that the charges are a form of insurance premium, but this is certainly not true when playing casino games online. We should also point out that using a credit card to fund online gambling is effectively gambling with borrowed money, which is never a good idea because it is all too easy to exceed your affordable budget. All the major online casinos offer a range of deposit options to fund an online casino account, including the popular e-wallets such as Pay Pal and Neteller. Both of these e-wallets are also accepted by most online retailers so that nearly all of your online transactions can be funded from this type of account. You can of course fund an e-wallet using a credit card if you wish, but the card issuer will not know what you are spending the money on. Security and privacy are both important to most of us, so we would urge anyone opening an online casino account to give careful consideration to which deposit option is most suitable, and beware of using credit cards as a primary source of funding gambling activities. Choose wisely and have fun.