So you’ve decided to make your first bet but are unsure how to deposit money and start betting. Well you’ve come to the right place! We’ll go into detail and cover some of the major eSports betting sites and how you can deposit your money and start betting right away.
The first step is to create an account on Pinnacle to store all your personal information. When creating your account, it’s important to make sure that you select the right currency. The currency you select when creating your account will determine the choices you have for depositing money (if you’ve already made an account and are unsure what currency you need to use, you can always check your user profile).
Once you’ve created your account and logged in, you’ll see a menu at the top of the page that includes your ‘Betting Menu’, ‘My Account’, and ‘Deposit/Withdraw’. Click on the ‘Deposit/Withdraw’ link to proceed.
Once the page loads you’ll be presented with two columns. The column on the left is a list of methods for depositing money and the column on the right is a list of options for withdrawing money. Choose the right deposit method for you. There are generally four types of payment options: bank transfers, cards (debit/credit cards), eWallets, and vouchers. We’ll go into detail further below on each of these options (also note: not all payment options will be available for your selected currency).
If you click on ‘Bank Transfer’ for your payment option, you’ll be taken to a unique page to proceed with your transaction. A grey box will appear that will include various payment information. The quickest method for a bank transfer is to contact your bank, either through a telephone service or online over the internet, and instruct them to send funds to your Pinnacle eSports account. Make sure you include your ‘Unique Reference Number’ (also provided in the grey box) as well as the complete name on the account, your bank account number, and your complete address. Once your bank has given the go ahead on the transaction, there is a form at the bottom of the page that you must fill out. Once you submit the required information, Pinnacle will have the transaction submitted to their database. A bank transfer takes several days to complete, so keep that in mind before using this method.
If you have an eWallet account, then this is by far the simplest of methods. After clicking on the eWallet option, enter your eWallet account information, the amount of money you want to deposit, and watch as your money is instantly available to use for your next bet.
Before you can make deposits with your card, Pinnacle requires user authentication to ensure that the transaction is legitimate and not credit fraud. A scan of the credit/debit card, a scan of a valid photo ID (Passport, Driver’s License, or Personal Identity Card), and a completed Card Authorization form is required. Pinnacle offers a secure upload service to make sure your information isn’t compromised, and this process only needs to be completed once per card (all transactions after the user verification process is instant).
Pinnacle is one of the unique companies that allows their clientele to use vouchers. Popular vouchers, like UKash, are available. After purchasing the voucher from a shop, enter the unique Voucher ID into the Pinnacle payment option panel.
If you haven’t created an account on Vulcun, go ahead and do so now (it’s quick, easy, and free to setup an account). After logging in to your account, you’ll notice a top menu with your information and some links. There are two different types of currencies that can be used to bet with on Vulcun, gold coins (a virtual currency) and cold, hard cash. Click on the green tab with the dollar sign to add funds to your account.
Vulcun’s deposit methods are not as extensive as other eSports betting sites (such as Pinnacle), but they offer secure payment options with a sleek and easy to use design. After clicking on the ‘Add Funds’ link, a pop-up window will appear that lets the user deposit money either via a Credit Card or through Paypal. Instead of manually enter a dollar amount, users can select $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, or $1000. If you select Credit Card as your deposit method, simply fill out the necessary information and hit ‘Add Funds’ at the bottom.
That covers how to essentially deposit money on two of the more popular eSports betting sites. Most will follow these general guidelines, with various security measurements along the way. Whichever sports bookmaker site you choose to use, always make sure your transactions are secure and your information remains private. You can check out a list of verified bookmaker’s pages on our site.