Canadian Mastercard Poker Sites
Previously known as Master Charge, Mastercard was formed in 1969. In 1979, the company adopted the name Mastercard. By 2006, Mastercard entered the New York Stock Exchange as a publicly traded company and became one of the most popular payment options at Canada Mastercard online poker sites. Like Visa credit cards, Mastercard does not actually issue cards to poker players in their system. Rather, they act as a financial entity that grants credit to banks or payment companies and then charges them for processing payments. 888 Poker and other tops sites accept Mastercard and it is one of the more convenient ways to handle your online poker transactions.
Paying with your MasterCard? We have compiled this information so that you can spend more time playing at your favorite poker tables, read on for:
- Why MasterCard is popular among Canadians
- The benefits of using your MasterCard for online poker deposits
- How to make payments with your card
MasterCard For Canadian Players
MasterCard online poker deposits do not require the physical card.
Currently financed largely by publicly sold stock, Mastercard was an organization of more than 25,000 financial companies before 2006. Canadian poker players can use either a Mastercard credit or debit card to process deposits at online poker sites. However, Mastercard credit card deposits are far more widely accepted and used at online poker sites. Mastercard is a preferred Canadian deposit option at online poker sites for an additional reason beyond convenience as they have a history of supporting Canada. In fact, Mastercard offered Toronto C$160,000 in order for them to keep their city ice rinks open. Without this donation, these public attractions would have been closed due to lack of funding.
MasterCard is Great For Poker
There are many advantages of using Mastercard at Canada online poker sites. Some of these advantages include the following:
- All Mastercard deposits at Canada Mastercard online poker sites are not charged a fee.
- There is no processing time for Mastercard online poker site deposits.
- With Mastercard credit cards, you do not need to have the money to cover a deposit to process it.
- Mastercard online poker deposits do not require the physical card.
Canadian Options For MasterCard Deposits
Like other card based deposits at Canada Mastercard online poker sites accepting Mastercard, there is some information that you must provide in order to successfully process the transaction such as your name, the 16 digit card number, expiration date and, sometimes, other information to verify your identity. In addition, some Canada Mastercard online poker sites also require you to enter the 3 digit verification code located to the right of the signature strip on the back of the card. While it is not necessary to have your physical card present, it is important that you do not keep all of this information written down as it can compromise your financial information, especially if you store it on your computer.
Once your Mastercard deposit has been approved, the funds will normally appear instantly at a Canadian poker site that accepts Mastercard. However, depending on the situation, it can take up to 10 business days for this transaction to appear on your financial statement or be deducted from your bank or payment method. Although you are not normally required to pay a fee, the Canada Mastercard poker sites will be charged a small fee - one of the reasons that a minimum deposit limit is set.