Time to return to the question of what is the best way to fund an online casino account so that you can play your favourite casino games. Clearly all the major online casinos offer us a variety of deposit options to make it as easy as possible for us to play their casino games, but it is also obvious that some of these casino deposit options are better than others for a variety of reasons. In Ireland both Ladbrokes and Paddy Power offer us the choice to manage our online casino accounts using cash at their high street betting shops, the best option by far if you have easy access to one of these outlets. Most of us however would choose to fund our casino games from our homes, so what are the options. Many of us have got used to using a credit card when we transact business online, and almost all the online casinos are Visa casinos and accept a Visa credit card as a deposit option, but a credit card is certainly not the best online casino deposit option. Quite apart from the fact that you would effectively be gambling with borrowed money, there are substantial bank charges to consider. Almost all the credit card issuers, including Visa will apply a surcharge to any transaction associated with gambling, often as much as 2%. Then you will also pay interest at credit card rates from day one because it is considered to be a cash withdrawal. Even using a debit card will sometimes attract penalties, although clearly no interest is payable if you use a debit card as opposed to a credit card. Using plastic as a casino deposit option is certainly convenient but if you wish to avoid additional costs open an e-wallet account such as Pay Pal or Neteller and use that account to fund playing your casino games. An e-wallet can be funded in any way you choose, although using a credit card is obviously not recommended, and it will give you much better privacy and personal security than almost every other deposit option available.