When the United States government put a ban on playing for real money with online gambling sites it hurt a lot of people who used the services to make money. One of the reasons people think that this ban on online poker betting was put into place was that the gambling industry was making so much money and the United States government wasn't able to tax it and get a cut. Whatever the reasons, those looking to still bet online for real money can sleep easy knowing that there are ways to still do this.
The most popular and convenient way to deposit money onto these online gambling websites is to buy a prepaid Visa card from your local convenience store. These cards come in the increments of $ 25, $ 50, $ 100 and you can pay in cash to buy the cards and have them activated. What these cards allow you to do is that they are looked at as a credit card but are not reloadable.
The convenience of this is that you go to your local convenience store and purchase the amount you want to deposit. The cashier will activate your card at the register and you will then go home and put it to use. Once you deposit all the money on the card it is worthless and you can basically throw it out since there is no money left on it.
The ease of use with these prepaid Visa cards makes this an easy method for deposit real money into your poker account. Because these prepaid cards are run by Visa they are accepted anywhere Visa is accepted. It would be a bad business move to ban all credit cards around the world so because they will not be doing that anytime soon, I cannot see this deposit method stopping from working.