Western Union and Online Casinos
By: CasinoAdvisor.com, Wednesday May 17th 2006
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Western Union is a leader in money transfers around the global. It is the name most everyone thinks of when they need to get money to a different place. At the moment Western Union has 300,000 locations in 200 countries. You may not know this but Western Union is more than a hundred years old. It all started with telegraphing messages and has launched into the money sending market. Knowing this is a great method a lot of online casinos have been working towards a way to involve Western Union in their online businesses to make it easier for their players.
As of last year Western Union made its way into the online gambling business. This means they have allowed casinos to take advantage of the Western Union services so that their players can get money into their online accounts. Now it is a little less than a year later and more casinos have finally added the Western Union option to their casino banking pages.
Players like to use methods they are familiar with and can trust. Since they have more control over a Western Union transfer players have been only too happy to use these methods. All a player has to do is visit a location or the online Western Union to send a transfer to the proper casino. The good thing is that the fees are minimal, especially compared to credit card options. There are also no charge backs or issues with insufficient funds, as you must have the money before completing the transfer on the player end.
The other great thing about Western Union for players is they don't need a credit card or Neteller as a way to deposit to these casinos. Neteller is being removed from the US market which makes it harder for the US players to get online and gamble. A lot of individuals realize the high fees with the credit cards, so they don't want to use that option, even if they have a card.
There is also a great amount of flexibility with Western Union in the international sector as well. The sender has a couple of ways to set up the transfer. It also means that the person can use whatever their local currency is to get it to the casino. The exchange is done through Western Union. Before a player would have to convert their currency if it wasn't taken by the company they registered with.
As long as Western Union caters to your country with a local office you are going to have a lot of success with this method of casino banking online. For those who are still unable to use Western Union there are other methods of banking, and perhaps your casino is next on the list to sign up with Western Union this year for transfer abilities.
Western Union is a very trustworthy company for any money needs you have, and more so for the online gambling industry that has had problems protecting their players.
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