NETELLER and The Safe Port Act
In regards to NETELLER’s stance on the Safe Port Act, NETELLER is
still allowing players residing in the US to hold and use their
NETELLER accounts. Because provisions of the act, including the
obligations of financial transaction providers, such as NETELLER,
are unclear, US players are still accessing the service.
is, however, that within 6-8 months, things could drastically
change. They will closely monitor the situation and take the
appropriate action once they are required to do so. Until then,
feel free to use them like you always have.
Right now at NETELLER, they’re offering a refer a friend bonus.
Get up to $20 US for referring your friend. There is no expiry on
this promotion at the current time, but act now to make sure you
don’t lose out. If your friends aren’t signed up with NETELLER,
they need to be if they intend to play online. It’s the most
accessed money transfer service for online gaming merchants.
NETELLER has over three million customers at present with over
3,000 signing up per day. In the third quarter of 2006, they’ve
increased over 16%. Rest assured that if you sign up with them,
your personal information will remain confidential as they are
very security conscious.
It only takes a few moments to sign up
and you’ll need your social security number or government issued
ID, as well as access to a phone so a call can be made by the NETELLER security department.
Transferring to and from online
gaming sites is fast and easy with NETELLER. You can be completely
confident that all transactions are recorded and accessible by
Posted: December 1, 2006
Deposit Options for Players
Affected by the Safe Port
Many players from the USA are worried that they may not
be able to deposit once the US has decided to restrict them
from using the normal channels they’re used to when
depositing. Although NETELLER and many others have said that
they are closely watching the government’s actions, they are
STILL accepting deposits and transactions from ALL US
This is good news because NETELLER is the most widely
used form of depositing into the casinos, sports books,
poker rooms and bingo halls. They also still transfer money
back into your bank account in the USA and you can transfer
money from your bank INTO NETELLER. MasterCard and Visa,
Paypal, Firepay and others have already been denying
deposits into online gaming establishments for quite some
time, but there are many companies still accepting
transactions originating in the US.
Click2Pay uses a virtual visa in which you fund with your
visa or MasterCard. Because they not only handle online
gaming transactions strictly, they aren’t generally blocked
by US banks. Another alternative is Moneybookers which works
about the same way. Although many casinos and sportsbooks
aren’t taking Moneybookers currently, there are many that do
and this is always a good option as they are safe and
A bank wire is also an option, and many players have
found this way to be quite successful because most casinos
don’t have themselves coded as such. If you have problems
depositing and you are in the USA, don’t hesitate to email
each gaming establishment and ask them for the alternatives
or suggestions. Most deal with this problem daily and are
more then willing to help.
Posted: March 1, 2007
NETELLER Halts Instacash For Us
The largest online payment provider, NETELLER, has
recently suspended Instacash privileges for US customers.
Instacash was a feature used by a large percentage of US
residents and online gambling establishments
that made it easy for players to
access their money.
Instacash let customers transfer funds instantly from
NETELLER to the gaming site online before the funds actually
left the player's bank account. Instacash privileges were
given to customers based on several factors, and the amount
was increased if the customer had instadebit transactions
clear frequently. The more transactions that cleared, the
higher the limit for transactions. Many US players became
VIP customers of NETELLER because of the amount of
transactions they were conducting.
Now, the only thing available to US customers is EFT and
bank wire transfers. US players are scrambling to find a way
to fund their casino accounts without hassle and hopefully
something will open up. The word is that NETELLER has taken
some hits relating to Instacash withdrawals in regards to US
banks and regulations; however, they still continue to
service the US.
Instacash was an option also available inside many
casinos actual software as a feature to transfer the funds
from a player's NETELLER account directly to the casino
instead of going through NETELLER directly and then
transferring funds to the casino. Since this has been
halted, many casinos could see a temporary drop in casino
revenues, however, this could only be speculation, as this
won't deter players from being loyal and remain playing.
An option for several players has been prepaid Visa
and MasterCard, which seems to work in many gaming sites
Posted: March 1, 2007
Another Extension for NETELLER Co-Founders
Transfers to Gambling Sites for Americans