With tens of millions of users, Paypal is one of the most widely used and accessible ways to manage funds over the internet. Highlighted by convenience factors as well as a wide availability, the desire to use Paypal has also grown for online gamblers and online sports bettors.
Now that PA online sportsbooks and online casinos are a reality for the nearly 13 million state residents (and visitors to the state), users are demanding to be able to deposit and withdraw at their favorite casinos and sportsbooks. Fortunately, now they can as PlaySugarHouse and BetRivers are among the first to begin offering Paypal to players in the state.
Let’s take a look at what you need to know about using Paypal at PA online casinos and sportsbooks.
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What Paypal PA casinos and sportsbooks are available?
Given its popularity amongst internet users, Paypal has not yet been widely adopted in the regulated Pennsylvania online gaming market with only a small selection of online casinos currently offering support.
|What PA online casinos and sportsbooks accept Paypal deposits and withdrawals?|
|PlaySugarHouse||Online sportsbetting, Online casinos||Yes|
|Hollywood Casino||Online casino||No|
|Parx Online||Online sportsbetting, online casino||No|
We think that many more will ultimately offer Paypal support for deposits and withdrawals. Some casinos are likely in the testing process and deciding whether they need to offer Paypal support while many other potential casinos have not even opened up their sportsbooks and casinos. Come back to this page for an updated list of PA Paypal online casinos and sportsbooks with the latest updated information.
What are some advantages and disadvantages of using Paypal at an online gaming site?
Gamblers that have Paypal accounts often prefer to use Paypal for a variety of reasons, which can often be lumped into one category – convenience.
- Many gamblers already have an account through other non-gambling means
- Wide availability at many casinos
- Available for deposits and withdrawals
- Minimal fees
- Fast processing times
- Safe and secure
- High acceptance rate
- Wide array of options to fund account
There are many reasons to use Paypal but there are also a couple of negatives. Notably, Paypal is not available at all PA online casinos and sportsbooks, but that could change eventually. Lastly, the fee for many credit card deposits (2.9%) is pretty high and should be avoided.
How can I fund my Paypal account?
One nice thing about Paypal is that it can be used as a one-stop-shop for many of your online gaming needs, which is especially useful if you play at multiple online casinos or sportsbooks.
Connect your bank and/or credit to make quick deposits to Paypal. Although Paypal credit card may be an option, some online casinos will only accept deposits involving your bank, which you will first need to verify through security deposits.
Once you have a Paypal balance, you can also fund your account through a Paypal balance transfer without using a credit card or your bank account directly. Alternatively, you CAN use a bank or credit card that has been linked to your Paypal account, although fees may be associated with the transfer.
How do I use Paypal at an Online casino or sportsbook in PA?
Once you have registered and verified your online casino or sports betting account, you should be ready to make a deposit.
If you are logged in, go to the cashier of the online casino or sportsbook (usually available in your “My Account” section), select Paypal from the list of deposit options and enter the amount you wish to deposit. You will then be directed to a Paypal pop-up where you will be required to enter your Paypal username and password before submitting the deposit.
The process for depositing using Paypal can vary depending on the online sportsbook or casino, but generally, this is how it works.
Make sure to consider the PA online casino bonus, as you may want to maximize your value when making that first deposit.
How long does it take to make a Paypal deposit or withdrawal?
Paypal deposits to a PA online casino or sportsbook are virtually instant meaning that once you have decided to make a deposit, you can be playing and betting using real money within minutes. Withdrawals from a casino back to Paypal usually take a bit longer, but in some cases are made within hours of your withdrawal while others can take a few business days. This usually depends on the processing speed of the online casino or sportsbook itself.
Transferring your Paypal funds out of Paypal back to your bank can take 3-5 business days.
Are there any fees associated with depositing and withdrawing at Paypal?
While Paypal does charge fees for certain transactions, depositing and withdrawing to PA online casinos and can usually be done without any fees assessed. Of course, casinos don’t want fees standing in the way of you making a deposit, so those are almost always eaten by the casinos when making a transfer from Paypal to your gaming account. For withdrawals made back Paypal, those again are also usually free of charge.
Lastly, when originally funding your Paypal account or withdrawing your funds out of Paypal, there are usually no fees associated with using Paypal.
About the only time you need to be concerned about fees is when making a deposit using credit card deposits.
What is the minimum to deposit with Paypal?
Although deposit limits can vary from site to site, in general, the minimum to deposit using Paypal is $10 while the maximum is $10,000. If you need your limits adjusted, contact customer support making your request.
How about Paypal PA online casino withdrawals?
Once you make a deposit to an online casino or sportsbook, you will be eligible to make a withdrawal from that same casino or sportsbook. After the withdrawal hits Paypal, you can then move the money in a variety of ways: bank transfer, Paypal Mastercard debit card, credit cards or check.
Paypal withdrawals are usually limited to a minimum of $10 or $20 with $10,000 often being the maximum.
What makes Paypal safe and secure?
Paypal has been a leading online payment provider for over twenty years, offering their service to hundreds of millions of users.
While Paypal employs high security and encryption standards, they also provide an extra layer of security by improving your privacy. Putting aside that regulated online gaming transactions are already safe, making a PA online casino deposit through Paypal avoids having to send your personal details each time you make a transaction.
What should I do if my favorite online casino or sportsbook does not offer Paypal?
If your favorite casino does not offer Paypal deposits and withdrawals, fortunately, most online casinos in PA offer plentiful deposit and withdrawing options. Not offering Paypal limits your ability to keep your gaming activity in a central location, but you will usually have no issues when depositing with credit cards, bank transfers or even cash transfer options such as Play+ card or PayNearMe. Other casinos offer even more options.
If using Paypal is a must for playing at an online casino, you can move your play to a casino or sportsbook that offers Paypal. Meanwhile, ask customer support at your preferred casino when they plan on introducing Paypal. Demand from sports bettors, gamblers and poker players is the best way to communicate that you value greater with payment processing.
Who is eligible to make a Paypal account?
As long as you are at least 18 years or older, you can create a Paypal account (although note you must be at least 21 to gambling online in PA). Creating a Paypal account can be done in a matter of minutes.
If you are using it for PA online gambling, make that when you create a Paypal account that you create a “Personal” account rather than a business or premier account as extra fees can be charged. Also note that your Paypal account name and email address must match the name and email address where you are depositing — you cannot use somebody else’s Paypal account.