NETeller exit pushes players to other options

18 January 2007

NETeller's sudden exit from the U.S. market has players searching for new ways to transfer money to and from their favorite online casinos.

In a survey of 10 major online gaming sites, six e-wallet options appeared several times, making them the most likely choices to replace NETeller.

CLICK2PAY, ePassporte, and INSTADEBIT already serve many American customers and are early favorites to fill the NETeller void, according to the survey.

InstaCash and ewalleteXpress also give solid and flexible deposit option for multiple gambling sites.

CLICK2PAY is the most flexible option for gamers. Three major online poker rooms – Full Tilt Poker (FTP), Ultimate Bet (UB) and Bodog - and three major online casinos - Roxy Palace Casino, River Belle Online Casino and Casino - allow CLICK2PAY transactions.

ewalleteXpress began offering a 10 % deposit bonus Thursday for new customers. But among the sites we surveyed, only Bodog and Full Contact Poker (FCP) accept their services.

FTP and UB were the first online poker rooms to send messages to their customers recommending certain processors.

FTP highly recommends ePassporte and CLICK2PAY while UB is putting most if its muscle behind INSTADEBIT, according to a mass emails sent late Tuesday night.

Both sites have had relationships with all three alternative processors for more than three years.

ePassporte was the survey's most flexible e-wallet for poker. It is accepted by PokerStars, FTP, UB and Doyle's Room.

InstaCash and CLICK2PAY are next on the survey, servicing three of the six major poker sites. Rounding out the major poker sites processors with two options each are INSTADEBIT and ewalleteXpress. See survey results below for more details .

The most flexible processors still accepting U.S. money are CLICK2PAY and INSTADEBIT in terms of top-ranked online Casinos listed at

INSTADEBIT offers options at three online casinos – Roxy Palace,, the popular All Jackpots Casino.

Survey Results

By e-wallet – – 50 % (of sites surveyed):
FTP, Bodog, UB, Roxy Palace, River Belle,

UB, FCP, Roxy Palace, All Jackpots, – 40 %:
FTP, UB, Doyle's Room, Poker Stars

InstaCash – 30 %:
Doyle's Room, FCP, poker stars – 20 %:
Bodog, FCP

By Web site -

Poker Stars – ePassporte, InstaCash

Full Tilt Poker - CLICK2PAY, ePassporte

Ultimate Bet - CLICK2PAY, ePassporte, INSTADEBIT

Bodog - CLICK2PAY,

Doyle's Room – ePassporte, InstaCash

Full Contact Poker – INSTADEBIT , InstaCash,

Roxy Palace Casino - CLICK2PAY, INSTADEBIT

All Jackpots Casino – INSTADEBIT

River Belle Casino - CLICK2PAY Casino - CLICK2PAY, INSTADEBIT

Ryan McLane

Articles by Ryan McLane was a poker reporter for Casino City. Although he has a strong background in reporting, the same can't be said for his poker skills. He has never won a major tournament nor is he a professional player. He applied for this job thinking it was a joke, only to find it out that it's true, people will pay you to write about poker. His favorite word is ridiculous. After receiving his BA in History from Stonehill College in Easton, MA, he somehow ended up freelance reporting for a couple years before being deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom III with the Massachusetts National Guard. He's back now and is a strong advocate of the phrase "God Bless America." Currently, Ryan lives in Boston and occasionally makes international treks to cover tournament poker and news. Feature writing is his passion and there is no need to ask for his opinion, he'll probably offer it first - free of charge.