Updated Updated: August 20, 2019

Western Union

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Operators Accepting Western Union Payments

About Western Union

Online casinos are fun and for seasoned players, they can mean big money. However, while these websites are available worldwide, payment methods in some countries can be quite restrictive. Turkey, for example, does not support PayPal making it difficult for online casino players to make payments through the service. Other times, it’s only a matter of convenience and security. Some players are wary of giving away their credit card and bank details. Newbies, in particular, are unsure about providing their information because they don’t know what to expect. After all, we’ve all heard of stories where people get robbed of their earnings through dubious payment plans, and so what can the average online casino enthusiast do?

Well, there’s a solution. A very reliable solution which can be used for online casino payments worldwide, and it is called Western Union

About Western Union

You have probably heard of Western Union at least once in your life. It’s a US-based money transfer service that opened in 1851, making it one of the oldest and most reliable modes of money transfer of all kinds. Western Union has branches all over the globe in more than two hundred countries. There are over 500,000 agencies collaborating with or working under Western Union which will not only allow you to send or receive cash but will also allow you to convert your cash into any currency you think of. Furthermore, Western Union has competitive exchange rates which are more or less the same as the open market.

How to Use Western Union

However, what makes Western Union stand from all of its competitors is the fact that it requires very little information from you to send or receive payments. Depending on the region you’re making or receiving your payments from, all that Western Union will ask for is an ID from you. This could be your passport number, your social security number and is just for verification purposes. Western Union uses IDs to make sure that both you and the recipient are genuine people, so no fraud occurs. If you’re sending your money to an online casino for payment purposes or perhaps you’re receiving your winnings than all you need to do is show them your ID and a special, unique MTCN code which records the transaction made. This MTCN code is unique to your transaction and they ask you for it for, again, verification purposes. After that’s done, you’ll get your money. No information of yours is saved by Western Union unless you choose to sign up as a regular customer for their services.

Millions of people use Western Union every day and the company only charges a minimal fee (which varies according to each country) per transaction. But this little fee actually is able to bring Western Union about $6 billion in revenue each year. The average fee in most countries is between $10 and $20. Just think about the number of people using Western Union daily to lead to such huge revenue!

As you can tell, Western Union is a legit service so if you’re looking for a reliable and quick (it only takes 3-4 hours for you to send or receive payments if the transaction is made during working hours) method to transfer money to and from your online casino wallet.

Depositing & Withdrawing Money Through Western Union

Now, once you’ve decided to use Western Union as a payment option, the foremost thing that you must do is find an online casino that accepts it as a payment method. There are plenty of such online casino websites out there. There’s Intertops Casino, Intertops Casino Classic, Vegas Crest Casino, Coral Casino, Ladbrokes Casino and so many others out there. Be careful to check that the online casino you’re using also allows withdrawals. There’s an abundance of online casinos available which only allow deposits but do not accept withdrawals via Western Union so make note of those to avoid any last-minute hassles.

Once you’ve found the online casinos you’d like to play on, simply sign up. After that, you can begin depositing money via Western Union.

Western Union Transfer Options

Western Union transfers are possible through three modes:

  • In-Person
  • Online
  • Via Phone call

Depending on your region, you may have one or more of these modes available to you.

In-Person

For in-person transactions, you will have to go to the Western Union agent nearest to you. You’ll get a form which will provide you with the MTCN code we mentioned before as well as the verification information which Western Union keeps for itself. Once that’s done, you’ll be able to make a payment in cash or through debit or credit card. You card details will not be forwarded to the casino. Most people prefer paying Western Union in cash unless the amount is within the realms of tens of thousands of dollars. You’ll also be given a code to track the transfer process.

Online

You can also make your payment online by signing up on Western Union’s website. Once you’ve set up your account, all you have to do is provide information about the recipient and make a payment through a debit or credit card. You’ll be given a tracking code which you can share with the online casino so that they can receive the payment as soon as possible.

Via Phone Call

The third method for transfer is via phone where you can call a Western Union agency. In this case, the agent speaking will guide you through the process asking for your details as well as providing a code to make sure that the transaction is indeed done by you.

These methods are fairly simple and only take about twenty minutes of your time. They’re also very safe and discreet so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Withdrawal Method

Just like deposits, withdrawing money from Western Union is also fairly simple. Once you’ve checked Western Union as a withdrawal method on your online casino account, you will be sent an email by its customer support service. If they don’t do so, then you should probably email them on your own. This way they will be able to provide you with the MTCN code which you can use to withdraw money from your nearest Western Union agency.

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