Entropay is a virtual prepaid card brought to you by Ixaris Systems, Ltd. It’s branded by Visa, so you can make payments anywhere online that accepts that form of payment. They also have a physical prepaid MasterCard if you prefer going that route.
Either way you go, EntroPay can be used to fund your blackjack account. There are at least 50, if not more than 100 casinos that accept EntroPay for payment. We’ve recommended our top picks below. Further down the page I cover how to get started with EntroPay, how to use it to make a deposit, any fees associated with your deposit and the pros and cons of using this deposit method to play real money blackjack online.
Casinos and Software Providers That Accept EntroPay
Here are some of the top casinos and software providers that accept EntroPay.
- 32 Red Casino
- All Slots Casino
- Betway Casino
- EuroGrand Casino
- Party Casino
- Roxy Palace
- Blueprint Software
Keep in mind, that some (if not all) casinos will accept EntroPay merely as a Visa debit/credit card, since that’s basically what it is. So although only so many sites explicitly state that they accept EntroPay, you might find that there are several more if you just approach this as a credit card.
How to Get Started with EntroPay
Before you can make a deposit with EntroPay you’ll first need to set up an account with them. To do that you’ll need to go to www.EntroPay.com, click the sign-up button and fill out their form. They will ask you for your name, email, date of birth, country, state, username and password.
Once you’ve created your account you’ll need to fund your card. You’ll do that by registering your “Funding Source,” which is any major credit / debit card. After that you’ll be given (shown) a virtual card, which will be complete with a card number, expiration date, cardholder name and the CVV code.
How to Make Deposits and Withdrawals Using EntroPay
Making a deposit with EntroPay is identical to using a credit or debit card. Head to the cashier and choose EntroPay, Visa or prepaid card. On the next screen you’ll be asked to enter your details. That includes your card number, expiration date and the CVV code. The CVV code is the 3-digit code located on the back of your card. Then enter how much you’d like to deposit and hit submit.
Since EntroPay is basically a debit/credit card, your funds should be available almost instantly.
Most casinos won’t charge you a fee for using EntroPay to make a deposit.
However, you will be charged to load your card. There is a 4.95% fee for using a credit card. If you choose to use EntroPay to receive a withdrawal there will be a 1.95% fee. Transfers from your prepaid to personal credit or debit card will set you back $6 USD.
The near-5 percent fee will sting. Assuming you deposit $1,000, you’ll be charged $50. However, on the withdrawal end of things 2 percent is nothing. It’s cheaper than most e-wallets and it beats the heck out of wire / bank transfers at $30-$40 per pop. When averaged out the fees are reasonable.
Advantages and Disadvantages
There are advantages and disadvantages to every banking method. I thought I’d share which ones stood out most to me so that you can better decide if EntroPay is an option that you’d like to use.
- EntroPay provides anonymity. Since the purchases is made on your prepaid card and not your personal credit or debit card, your spouse, significant other, bank, family, etc will know that you’re funding your casino account. This will prevent backlash from your bank (and maybe account termination) and questions from everyone else.
- Competitive fees. When you compare EntroPay to a bank wire the fees you pay for the convenience of this prepaid card is nothing. But it’s also competitive with the 2-7 percent fees from e-wallets like PayPal, Skrill and Moneybookers.
- Receive your funds quickly. This is like making a deposit with a debit or credit card, therefore your funds should be available to you instantly.
- Widely accepted. EntroPay is accepted at tens, if not hundreds of online casinos. On top of that you have all the casinos that accept Visa (or MasterCard, for the physical card).
- Gambling impulse deterrent. A prepaid card can be a great roadblock to depositing more money on impulse. We’ve all done it; lose our bankroll quickly and, without thinking, shove more money into the machine. With a prepaid card you’re capped at however much you deposited onto your card.
- EntroPay is not accessible to Americans. They can sign up for EntroPay accounts, but in despite of being allowed to use their Visa/MasterCards to deposit online, EntroPay is not available to them.
- Card declines. Deposits made with credit or debit cards are notorious for being declined. This is often due to financial institutions complying with local or federal laws, or just because they don’t want to be associated with online gambling.