By Mark Wadie, Site Editor | Last Updated: 21st March 2024

There is a wide variety of payment services available for slots players in the UK, including debit cards, eWallets and mobile payments. Use our guides to help decide on the right option for you, and find a slot site where your preferred service is available.

Paypal Casinos

Paypal Slots

Next to debit cards the most popular payment service for casino players is the Paypal eWallet. It’s widely accepted, providing a fast and convenient method for both deposits and withdrawals to your casino account. Like all eWallets you do not need to share your bank details with the casino operator at any time.

To use the service you will need to open a Paypal account. It takes just a few minutes and there are no fees involved.

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Apple Pay

Apple Pay Casinos

Apple Pay is a digital payment service available to anyone who owns an Apple device like an iPhone or Mac computer. Once you have paired your bank account with the Apple Pay wallet, payments can be made quickly and easily.

This option is ideal if you like playing slots on your mobile – you can simply verify payments with your PIN or face ID.  Not many sites accept Apple Pay right now, though the number is growing. Use our list to find a casino that does.

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BOKU Casinos

BOKU Casinos

BOKU is a popular mobile phone service that allows users to charge payments to their monthly bill or pay as you go credit balance. There is no requirement to set up an account, download an app or share bank details. You simply verify the payment via SMS text message.

This makes BOKU one of the most convenient options for casino deposits, though the limits are low at just £30 per day. In short, it’s ideal for mobile slots play with small deposits.

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MuchBetter Casinos

MuchBetter Casinos

MuchBetter is an eWallet service that launched in 2016 and is built exclusively for mobile use. You can download the app, sign up and verify your account in just a few minutes. Then you are set to transfer funds into the wallet and start depositing into your casino account. As with all digital wallets, withdrawals are instantly available.

MuchBetter is not accepted as widely as other eWallets like Paypal and Skrill, but it is accepted at all Aspire Global Casinos and SuprPlay sites.

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Paysafecard Casinos

Paysafecard is the most popular pre-paid card option for UK slots players. You can open a Paysafecard and purchase credit online or though high street shops like WH Smiths or ASDA. It’s suitable for those who don’t want to use a debit card or eWallet.

There are no fees involved with Paysafecard and it’s a totally secure and safe payment service. However, it is not always available for withdrawals so you may need to use another option to take out your winnings.

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Skrill Casinos

Skrill Casinos

Skill is another convenient eWallet option for casino players. It allows you to store funds in a virtual wallet to be used to pay for goods and services online without sharing your bank details with the vendor. You do need to set up an account, but that is free to do and only takes a few minutes.

Like other eWallets, Skrill is popular because it is fast for withdrawals and is available in most online casino cashiers in the UK.

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Trustly Casinos

Trustly is a Swedish payment service, available at many UK slot sites, that facilitates payments from a bank account to a casino account. You do not need to sign up with Trustly to use the service. It simply prompts you to log into your bank account and verify a transaction directly.

Trustly is popular because it is secure and allows high value transactions. And like eWallets, withdrawals through this service are very quick.

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How To Choose The Right Slots Payment Option

When deciding which of these payment services to use you might simply opt for the most convenient method of deposit. However, it is certainly worth considering other factors. Like deposit fees – yes, some casinos still charge (!) - withdrawal processing times, bonus eligibility, and how widely an option is available. Here is more information to help make your decision.

Payment Processing Times

Withdrawal times are a contentious point for casino players in the UK. In the early days of online gambling operators held back funds over a ‘pending period’ before they were processed to a bank card, eWallet or other service. Many gamblers would reverse the withdrawal back into their casino account during this time, ultimately wagering and losing the funds. Nice for the operator, but not for the player.

The UK Gambling Commission has now put an end to this practice and withdrawals are now processed much quicker, usually in under 24 hours, sometimes in less than 1 or 2 hours. However, the story doesn’t end there. The speed at which your funds become accessible after they leave the casino account varies from one payment option to the next. If you want to get your hands on your winnings quickly, its something to think about.

These are the average withdrawal times for each service.

  • Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, MuchBetter, Trustly – instant
  • Debit Cards (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro) – 1 to 5 days
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay – 1 to 3 days
  • Bank Transfers – 1 to 3 days
  • BOKU – not available

Deposit and Withdrawal Limits

As any regular casino player will know, deposit and withdrawal limits can vary from one site to the next. The same is true for payment services. If you are looking to make large deposits then it is usually best to stick with debit cards although some eWallets, and in particular Paypal, allow for larger transactions. Trustly and direct bank transfers are also suitable for funding bigger amounts.

At the other end of the scale, the BOKU payment service restricts players to just £30 in deposits per day, whilst Paysafecard sets limits of just a few £100 daily. If you are looking to manage your gambling budget then these can be a good solution as they prevent you from making impulsive and irregular payments.

Bonus Eligibility

You should also consider bonus eligibility when choosing which payment service to use. Online casino operators work hard to ensure that their promotional campaigns are not open to abuse from cynical customers looking to take advantage of loopholes in the system to create multiple depositing accounts. Historically, eWallets options like Skrill and Neteller have facilitated this and they are now regularly excluded from bonuses as a result. Always check the terms and conditions of any offer you want to claim to be sure your deposit will be eligible. And if you are looking to take the maximum hit from a bonus package then remember that you will need to use a service that lets you make the maximum deposit.

Trust, Security and Personal Data

There is always a risk, however small, that when you make a payment online your account will get hacked and your personal details compromised. Fortunately, all payment methods available at UK casinos are subject to high level audits and operate under strict regulations set out by the Financial Conduct Authority to ensure that your money is safe.

For the ultimate security then we recommend that you choose an eWallet because these  do not require you to share your personal bank details with the operator each time you deposit. Instead, you simply use your eWallet log in details to verify the transaction.

Transaction Fees

Finally, it’s worth considering fees when choosing a payment service to deposit with. Whilst most operators in the UK do not pass on the cost of processing transactions to their customers, some do. In particular we see this practice at Aspire Global sites which can charge as much as 3.1% for Paypal and Debit Card deposits. You can find out if a slot site will charge you by reading our reviews and scrolling through to the ‘Cashier Options’ section.

We also recommend that you always read the terms and conditions of any site you play at to be aware of any hidden costs before funding your account.


  • Which is the safest payment option for online gambling?

    All payment options are secure for online gambling in the UK. The industry is well regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and all opeartors are fully audited to ensure that their platforms are secure. Similarly, all payment providers are audited and regulated by financial services authorities. If you want to be super-secure then you can use an eWallet option that doesn’t require you to share your bank details.

  • What happens if my deposit doesn’t work?
    If you have issues making a deposit then there are two options. Either you should contact the casino operator through live chat or email, or you can contact your payment provider to see if there is an issue with your card or eWallet account.
  • Can I use a credit card to gamble online?
    No, credit cards have been banned for gambling online in the UK since 2020.
  • Do slot sites have withdrawal limits?

    Yes, most slot sites will have a withdrawal limit per month. However, in exceptional circumstance such as a huge progressive jackpot win then the limits will normally be lifted to allow a one off transaction to take place. To understand what the default limits are then we recommend that you check the terms of a site before joining.

  • Do online casinos really pay out?

    Yes, casinos must pay out on request. All the casinos listed on our site are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. Refusing to make good on a withdrawal request without good reason would lead to an operator having their license revoked.

  • How long do bank transfers take from casinos?
    Bank transfers are one of the slowest withdrawal options from casinos. They can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks to process depending on the bank and your location.