Direct Bank Deposit Online Casinos in Nigeria

Last updated: 27.02.2022
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Players from Nigeria usually face no obstacles when trying to pay to an online casino as there are a couple of global solutions (Visa, MasterCard) as well as a bunch of local ones (Verve, Quickteller). There is still a fail-free option for those who want to be absolutely sure to get the money delivered to an online casino without a need to open a savings account there. One can visit a reputable bank branch that supports direct deposits and make a payment there.

Steps to making a direct bank deposit

Funding a casino account by visiting a bank branch is easy. Below are a few steps that everyone should follow:

  • Visit the online casino you have selected and check with the banking options available there
  • Once you are sure the online casino lists this option, you need to do small research on which banks in your neighborhoods can render this service to you
  • Following the prompts shown in the online casino, copy all the information that will be further required at the branch
  • Visit physically a land-based branch of your preferred bank
  • Ask for a deposit slip and enter all required details including your account name (number) in the casino, the deposited amount, user ID and other relevant details
  • Hand in the slip to a bank clerk. The funds should reflect on the casino balance within a few days

Nigerian banks allowing direct deposits

The most commonly used banks that can help you transfer funds to a gambling site are:

  • United Bank for Africa (UBA)
  • Union Bank
  • Fidelity Bank
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank
  • FCMB
  • First Bank
  • Access Bank
  • Sterling Bank
  • Polaris Bank

Pros and cons to direct bank deposit

By providing secure transactions (especially if the funds move overseas), some top-tier banks have proved to be very popular in Nigeria. If you still hesitate whether to use this option or not, consider these advantages:

  • One of the safest options: in case of any fraudulent activity, the bank will take measures immediately.
  • You can transfer money (in Nairas, USD or other currency) to international online casinos with direct bank deposit
  • Most bank transfer players are eligible for any casino bonuses

Many avid punters are reluctant to move their money using direct bank deposit. The reasons are as below:

  • One of the slowest options ever. Funds are usually delivered to the receiving party in 3–5 days
  • Fees can be too high, compared to online banking options. Get ready to pay from NGN500 to more than NGN5000 for a single transaction.
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