Visa and MasterCard make up 65 to 85 percent of all mobile casino payments. Despite these two financial institutions being the same, there are differences. The first thing you need to understand about Visa and MasterCard is that these companies do not distribute cards themselves, that onus is on the banks, and therein lies the differences. The banks are the ones who establish the interest rates, the charge fees and the rewards. Both Visa and MasterCard provide benefits like fraud protection but when selecting a card for mobile casino gaming and payments, the issuing bank really is the one to consider.
Almost Equal – Visa & MasterCard
Just about every mobile casino will accept Visa and MasterCard. The only time you may encounter a situation where one is preferred over the other is if the merchant has a special deal with one of the payment networks. To illustrate, JackpotCity might have an agreement with Visa that sees them only accepting payments from this network. However, this is not the case and exclusions for these two payment networks is incredibly rare. Rest assured, would-be mobile casino player, you can use Visa or MasterCard at our operators.
Differences Between Visa & MasterCard
As far as popularity goes, Visa and MasterCard pretty much enjoy an equal amount of popularity. Variations come into play in the multiple ties of incentives and/or benefits. These tiers can go as far as to include vacation offers and discounted travel fees.
When it comes to Visa there are two levels of benefits, namely base level and Visa Signature. The majority of base-level Visa cards get issued with car rental accident cover, fraudulent/unauthorised purchase coverage, emergency assistance and urgent card replacement. In terms of Visa Signature, all the aforementioned attributes are included as well as an all-hours concierge service, access to entertainment, sport events and dining.
MasterCard seems to step things up a little by offering three tiers as opposed to two. There’s Base, World and World Elite. The MasterCard Base package is practically no different from that of Visa’s with the exception of something called price protection. This means that if you buy something with MasterCard and the price of the item is reduced within a span of 60 days, Master Card will cover the difference. Their World level increases the perks through the inclusion of a personal travel advisor and added amenities at selected hotels. World Elite offers everything else its lower level versions have but includes reduced airfare prices, elite vacation programs and other discounted package trips.
Paying with Visa or MasterCard
When it comes to paying with Visa or MasterCard, the process is pretty much the same. Log into your mobile casino account, proceed to the banking menu, select Visa or MasterCard and proceed to key in the following bits of information. Please note that our mobile casino operators employ Secure Socket Layer Security and this means that all information that you convey is kept safe. When electing to make a Visa or MasterCard mobile casino payment, the following information will be required:
- The sixteen digit number found on the front of the card
- The cardholder name (your names) precisely as it appears on the front
- The expiration date of the card as it appears on the front of the card
- The Card Verification Code as it appears on the back of the card
Once you have keyed all this information, confirm the request and within seconds you’ll have real money casino credits and we don’t need to tell you at this point what comes next.