PayPal is one of the most popular ways to send and receive payments in the world. And it is something that has taken the online gambling world by storm. It makes things easier and quicker, taking the hassle out of depositing, withdrawing, and even signing up. PayPal is a godsend for online gamblers and online gambling sites, which is why this is one of the most popular payment providers in the industry.
What is PayPal?
These days, everyone knows what PayPal is, most of us have used it and a majority of us have PayPal accounts. It essentially makes it easier to send and receive money and is also one of the best ways to make purchases, to load gambling accounts and to use auction sites like eBay. PayPal has also grown a lot over the last few years, so even if you have dismissed this service in the past, it might be worth taking another look.
How Has PayPal Improved?
PayPal has come a long way over the last few years. It has always been big, it has always been dominant and it has always had something that other providers haven’t had. But it had a lot of downsides as well, not least of which was the poor customer service, restricted use and higher fees.
The development of Skrill and other providers, and the fact that many users swapped PayPal for these services, forced PayPal into action. These days they are a much better provider. Not only have they relaxed their fees and improved their features, but they have also greatly improved their customer service. There is no longer a need to wait for weeks to get a response, no longer a need to spend countless frustrated hours waiting on hold and then dealing with someone who is incompetent and clueless. These days PayPal’s service is fast and impeccable, and that applies whether you contact them through the phone or via email.
PayPal and Online Gambling
PayPal never used to be accepted by online gambling sites and if you were caught using PayPal to gamble then your account was suspended. They were dead against gambling, and didn’t want anything to do with it. This might have had something to do with the fact that they are based in the US and that the US shares similar contempt for online gambling, but whatever the reason, they eventually realized the errors of their ways and came over to the dark side.
Skrill and Neteller filled the void that PayPal created, and when they began to earn a lot of money, PayPal took note and decided to change tact. PayPal’s acceptance of online gambling has earned them billions, and this industry generates vast sums of money through PayPal every single day.
Of course, there are still restrictions in place, and if you are based in the United States then you will not be able to find an online gambling site that uses PayPal (and you may struggle to find any gambling site) but there are no such restrictions for players based in countries where online gambling is legal.
That includes here in Australia, of course, where PayPal is one of the most popular providers, coming a close second to debit cards and credit cards, with POLi close behind in third.
So, where should you go if you want to play the latest pokies using PayPal? Well, fortunately, most sites accept PayPal these days, but that certainly doesn’t apply to all of them. Many of them accept Skrill and Neteller instead, and these payment providers are actually more common on online gambling sites than PayPal, which is odd when you consider how much more popular PayPal is on other sites.
One site that does accept PayPal, as well as a number of other options, is Spin Palace. This online casino has been around for close to 2 decades and is now a part of the BetWay brand, often considered to be one of the five biggest gambling brands in the world. Spin Palace uses the Microgaming software, which means it is not short on high quality slots, including huge progressives like Mega Moolah, which holds the record for the highest payout ever at close to $20 million (which actually happened on the BetWay casino).
Another huge benefit of the Spin Palace casino is its loyalty scheme, known as the Spin Palace Loyalty Club. This is one of the biggest and the best loyalty schemes in the industry, a welcome sight when you consider that there are very few loyalty schemes out there these days. This club rewards you for every spin that you take on a pokie and for every hand of cards or game of roulette that you play. The more you play and the more you spend, the more reward points you will earn and the more cash and prizes you will get as a result. Make it all of the way to the Gold, Diamond or even the Prive level and you will be in line for the best perks that online gambling has to offer.