Aussie Online Pokie Players to Top Up Accounts From Anywhere

There´s been huge recent growth in the amount of online pokie players in Australia and there´s never been a better selection of AUD online casinos to enjoy, each with blistering selections of outstanding pokies, and soon there´ll be a somewhat controversial new way for many real money online pokie players to top up their casino accounts.

The debit and credit card manufacturer Emerchants provides a prepaid card that will allow players to top up at gas stations and grocery stores and so far William Hill and Bet365 have signed up to it, with more operators sure to follow.

The prepaid card may be topped up at thousands of locations across the country and is linked to your sports betting or casino account, rather than a bank account, and although the funds on the card can be spent in many places, much of the cash that the cards are topped up with is used for casino and sports betting. Winnings are also paid back onto the card and of course there have been plenty of objections in making it so easy for players to fund their gambling accounts.

It´s estimated that around 40% of all cash put onto the cards is for use in online bookmakers and many gaming companies are rushing to get their own versions of the card, allowing them to process deposits and withdrawals without the use of a bank, cutting down on fees. There´s concern that problem gamblers in Australia have found yet another way to get money in and out of gaming accounts, however companies now using the Emerchants card stand by the fact that players can withdraw their winnings via most ATM´s rather than return it to them, and that it´s their call.