PayPal is a worldwide online payments system, owned and operated by the American company, PayPal Holdings, Inc. The eWallet was established back in 1998, and since that time has grown to become one of the world’s largest internet payment companies today.
Many people have taken to using PayPal as their primary alternative to making card payments online, as by using it, there aren’t any card details to be encrypted and sent through to the merchant. Thus, PayPal is deemed to be a safer way of purchasing goods or services online, and like card payments, is an instant payment.
Bingo Sites That Accept PayPal
PayPal Quick Reg – Some of the sites in the table are marked as having ‘PayPal Quick Reg’. This is where you can register for the bingo site simply by signing in to PayPal and authorising across the transfer of information, meaning you don’t have to fill in any forms!
How to Use PayPal
Depositing with PayPal is a very simple procedure, therefore adding to the benefits of using it. Provided your PayPal account is linked to a debit or credit card, or has been funded with credit from other sources, you’re already set up to make deposits at your favourite bingo sites. Generally speaking, the only thing you’ll need to do is select the PayPal option from the payment method menu and enter the amount you wish to deposit. This will then redirect you to a PayPal confirmation page, which requires you to sign in to your PayPal account with username and password. The only thing that remains is for you to confirm the transaction and the funds are sent instantly.
Withdrawals are just as easy, if not more so. Simply input the amount you wish to withdraw via the bingo platform, select PayPal as your preferred withdrawal method, and, if you’re not logged in to your account, once again, you’ll need to do so before confirming the withdrawal request.
Fees and Time Frames
Using PayPal to deposit funds into or withdraw winnings from your favourite bingo site(s) is simple and easy as mentioned above, and there aren’t any fees involved for doing either of these. If you do want to withdraw any of your winnings, you simply transfer the money from the bingo site to your PayPal account. Should you choose to withdraw funds from your PayPal account to your bank or elsewhere, for example, then there may be a possible fee involved. However, deposits and withdrawals to bingo sites completed using PayPal are completely free transactions.
Time frames a little harder to judge when it comes to withdrawals using PayPal. Deposits are completely instant, so as soon as you press the confirm deposit button, you should be able to start playing bingo. However, withdrawals all depend upon the processing time of the bingo site you’re playing at. It should be a relatively quick process in general, but different bingo platforms have different withdrawal time periods, so it’s always best to check the terms and conditions of the bingo website you’ve favoured.
While many payment methods tend to have certain restrictions, such as if you deposit using it, you’re unable to withdraw via the same method, PayPal doesn’t tend to feature such issues. One thing of note regarding using PayPal as your payment method is that it won’t necessarily be available to use in all countries. Therefore, if you’re set on using this as your preferred payment method, it’s always best to check if you’re able to do it on the selected bingo site from your country of residence.
As noted, PayPal is one of the world’s largest internet payment companies today, thanks quite largely in part to its former ties with online marketplace, eBay. It was in 2002 that it became a wholly owned subsidiary of the e-commerce company, but in July of 2015, it was spun off as an independently traded company.
One great thing about PayPal, which is headquartered in San Jose, California, is that it is available to use in a multitude of languages, being offered up in 203 markets and 26 different currencies. Of course, despite the fact that PayPal is offered in general to people regardless of whether they’re based in Botswana, Albania or Kyrgyzstan, as mentioned, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the bingo site you’re using will allow the payment method from your country of residence.
As well as the California headquarters, PayPal holds an operations centre in Omaha, Nebraska, a European headquarters in Luxembourg, and international headquarters in Singapore. A technology centre was opened in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006, while 2007 saw a software development centre opened in Chennai, India, and a data service office opened in Austin, Texas. A second operations centre was opened the same year in La Vista, Nebraska.
Should you require any assistance or contact with PayPal when using their services, they have a fairly thorough FAQ section on the Contact section of their website. In addition to this, and depending upon which country you are based within, there is a choice of direct contact. If you’re UK-based, there’s a message centre, which allows you to send an email along to the support team. Alternatively, between the hours of 08:00am and 10:00pm Monday to Friday, 08:00am to 09:00pm Saturday, and 09:00am to 09:00pm Sunday, there’s a direct support number that can be called, which is +353 1436 9004.