US Gambling Prohibition

Note: As of January 17, 2007 NETeller a primary alternative payment processor for U.S. players will no longer be accepting wagers from U.S. players. However there are other processors that are just as reputable that will process for U.S. players. A list of these can be found here.

The US government recently passed a bill that was signed into Law by George W. Bush on October 13, 2006 known as the UIGEA ) Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act).

The goal of this bill is to prevent players from being able to make purchases at gaming sites including but not limited to online casinos, poker rooms, sportsbooks and online bingo sites. As a result of this bill and in recent events taking place in January of 2007 NETeller one of the largest payment providers for the gaming industry pulled out from the U.S. market no longer accepting wagers from U.S. players. In light of these new developments the highly acclaimed payment provider Click2Pay has taken the reigns and will be the next NETeller facilitating transactions for both U.S. and non-U.S. player alike. For a list of banking options still available to U.S. players please click here for more info.

As a result of this bill several of the largest gaming companies including Party Gaming, 888.com, 32 Red, etc... have pulled out from accepting wagers from US players. Here at Online Casino Topic we've featured online casinos which still do accept wagers from US players. Online Casino sites that are US player friendly have been marked as such and additionally you'll find a small U.S. flag beside the casino listing of casinos that accept US players.

Banking options available to U.S. players:

As a result of the UIGEA players from the U.S. will find it more difficult to deposit funds into their gaming accounts whether that be online casino, poker room, sportsbook or other gaming related accounts. Because of the passing of the bill several of the largest alternative banking solutions that facilitate deposit and withdrawal transactions for gaming sites have pulled out from the U.S. market and no longer take U.S. business. As a result there are only a few online banking solutions still available to players at this point in time with more on the way in the near future.

Below is a list of ways you can deposit and withdrawal funds from your account at casinos found here at Online Casino Topic

Credit Cards - Credit Cards are still one of the most effective ways to deposit funds at online casinos. The casinos found here at Online Casino Topic including Rome Casino, Win Palace Casino and others are all able to still process credit card transactions. We highly recommend trying to use your credit card with these casinos.

- Listing of top USA Amex Online Casinos

- Listing of top USA Visa and MasterCard Casinos

Wire Transfer - This although a reliable means of transferring funds to and from your online gaming accounts takes a few days from the point that a transfer is initiated to the point that it reaches your gaming account or bank account should you be making a withdrawal.

Check - This is by far the most time consuming way of getting funds to and from your gaming account as funds are only deposited into your account once the check you sent has been cashed by the gaming site you've sent one to.