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When it comes to online gambling, playing pokies for real money is what New Zealanders love the most. Whether you play classic pokies, video pokies or progressive jackpot pokies, the best part about playing online is actually winning real money.
While almost every online casino offers players the opportunity to play free casino games, if you enjoy gambling online, at some point you are going to have to make a casino deposit. When it comes to actually making a casino deposit though, most players are left with two options.
If you have a credit card, this would be the most convenient way to fund your account. If you don’t have a credit card, you would probably end up making a bank transfer payment. The problem with bank transfers is that the transaction can take a number of days to process, especially for foreign-based casinos.
The good news is that there is another way to speed up the process. Envoy is a money-transfer service that acts as local bank account which can transfer funds into your online casino account in less time, with less hassle.
How Envoy Works
Envoy acts as a third party banking system. You transfer funds into your Envoy account and then the funds get transferred into your online casino account. The reason for going through the middle-man is that it is quicker and far cheaper than transferring the funds yourself.
Essentially the payment service acts as a local bank for both you and the online casino regardless of where the casino is based. This means that instead of making an international money transfer, your transaction is viewed as local and processed in a timely manner with low transaction fees.
To get started using the Envoy payment service, the first step is to register for a free account. You can do this by logging onto the website and clicking on the signup button. As part of the registration process, players can choose how they would like to add funds to their online account. In New Zealand, there are a number of ways to fund your online account. Perhaps the easiest way is to select bank transfers via Internet banking. Players can also choose to pay by phone, make debit card payments, credit card payments or in some cases even transfer funds in from web-wallet payment facilities.
The Benefits of Using Envoy
By using a third party money transfer system, you never have to worry about exposing your banking details to an online casino. This gives you the freedom to play at multiple casinos in New Zealand and all over the world.
Unlike web-wallet systems, your money stays in your bank account until you need to make a casino payment. You can continue earning interest and accessing your funds at home, and then use your funds to play online the same day.
Making a Casino Deposit with Envoy
Once you have set up your Envoy account, you have already gone through the process of selecting the preferred method of funding your account.
Once your account is active, you are ready to make an online casino payment at any online casino in New Zealand. To make a deposit, log onto your chosen online casino and head straight to the cashier section. Under deposit options, you will see an option to select Envoy payments. Sometimes this option is incorporated into instant bank payments or pay by phone payments. From here you can choose your deposit amount and pick your money transfer option. You can then fill in the necessary details and click pay.
Cashing Out with Envoy
For a small fee, Envoy will process your transaction and deposit the funds directly into the online casino’s account. This is a safer and far easier way to make a bank transfer. The service actually costs less than if you had to transfer the funds in yourself, especially if your online casino is based overseas. Because the transaction is seen as local, the funds will reflect in your account far sooner than standard transfers. This gives you the freedom to pay and play at multiple online casinos without worrying about exposing your banking details to every site.
When it comes to cashing out, you can also use Envoy to withdraw your casino winnings and have the system transfer the funds directly into your personal bank account.
To cash out your winnings, you can head back to the cashier section and click on withdraw options. Again you might have to look under bank transfer payments or other withdrawal options before finding the option you are looking for.
Once you are ready to proceed, you can decide how much you want to withdraw and fill in your details. Envoy will then process the payment and for a small fee, transfer the funds directly into your personal bank account. This is the secure and easy way to cash out in a fraction of the time.