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When you sign up to a bingo site you will need to load your account with money to start playing (unless signing up to a site that offers no deposit bingo). You will either need to have a credit or debit card handy or use one of the other deposit methods offered by your chosen operator.

Every credible site accepts cards directly but the availability of other deposit methods including eWallets, prepaid vouchers, bank transfer, cheque and even cash at shops do vary quite a bit depending on the site you choose. So if you have a deposit method in mind you will need to check to make sure the site you are interested in will accept it.

These days there is not much risk involved when using cards online, in fact there is less chance than when using your card offline due to stringent security compliance measures online merchants now take. Nevertheless it's still good practice to reduce risk and avoid online card use with many sites if possible.

Using a reputable e-wallet for transactions (such as Paypal or Skrill) protects your card and other details from the bingo operator, increasing security and reducing the risk of card fraud. e-Wallet deposits must be loaded in the first place but there are a variety of options for doing so including cards, bank transfer and cheque.

There is also an increase in the popularity of prepaid vouchers like Ukash that can be found at convenience stores, off licenses and shops everywhere, which provides some key advantages to the user. These include security, privacy (from bank statements) and capping spend and preventing players from getting carried away. Winnings following these types of deposit is sometimes done via vouchers that can be reclaimed for cash at participating stores and others will pay out by other methods such cheque or bank transfer so its worth checking out first.