We are going to assume that most visitors to this site are at the stage of thinking about starting to play casino games at an online casino. With this in mind we are therefore going to provide some important advice on the subject of how to fund playing online casino games. All the major online casinos offer a wide choice of deposit options for their customers to open an online casino account, including credit and debit cards, or an e-wallet such as Pay Pal or Neteller. Ladbrokes and Paddy Power even allow their customers to manage their account using cash at any of their high street betting shops in Ireland. Using cash as an online casino deposit option is of course one of the best options in terms of privacy and security, but can also be inconvenient for most people, so let’s look at the alternatives. Using a credit card for internet transactions is very common and often a good idea, but not as a casino deposit option. Quite apart from the fact that it is effectively gambling with borrowed money, using a credit card for any form of gambling will cost you money. First of all the banks will apply a surcharge of up to 2% on any transaction involving gambling, and it is also considered to be a cash transaction in the same way as withdrawing money from a cash machine, and therefore attracts interest from day one at credit card rates. Add these two unnecessary additional costs to the house edge present at any online casino, it is clear that using a credit card substantially reduces your chances of winning. A debit card is a slightly better option in that there are no interest charges, but surcharges will often still be applied. In our opinion the best online casino deposit option to fund playing casino games is an e-wallet. Opening an e-wallet account with Pay Pal for example is quite straightforward, and the account can then be used for any internet transactions, including making deposits into an online casino account without your bank knowing anything about it. In terms of privacy, security and cost there is no doubt that an e=wallet is the best casino deposit option, and once opened the e-wallet can be funded in any way you choose.