Online casinos offfer (on the face of it) some fantastic welcome bonuses. But of course in order to take full advantage of these great deals and offers you may need to place a first deposit (not always- some sites have no deposit roulette bonus offers).
But if you are interested in a deposit roulette bonus, where you make a purchase and the casino adds extra funds into your account, you'll more than likely have to make a deposit at some stage. How exactly do you go about doing that?
Thankfully it is a straightforward task, and most sites have recognised that they need to make the process as easy as possible for customers. The most difficult decision will be where you choose to play (hopefully we can help on that front with our section on the best roulette casinos). You may find yourself a little overwhelmed at just how much choice is out there. Nearly every single online casino will feature various roulette games. These can range from traditional roulette tables to multi-tables. Some online casinos will also offer a choice between either American or the more popular European styled roulette game. Many have now even adopted slightly readapted versions of the online roulette game such a Marvel Roulette that includes a special feature and links to large progressive jackpots and even features popular superheroes like The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Spiderman.
Once you’ve sifted through the incredible range of casinos and taken a look at the games on offer, perhaps even having had a little practice run (it's always a good idea to play roulette for fun to get the hang of the individual games): you’re ready to play for real money, it’s time to decide which payment method you will be opting for. The standard for making a deposit to any online casino is typically the credit or debit card option. Of course this isn’t always an option or the preferred choice for everybody and therefore they will also offer alternative methods that you can select.
Each casino site will offer you a selection of alternative payment methods. These will range from site to site but in most cases will likely include some or all of the following; Paypal (like the roulette at Sky Vegas), Neteller, Skrill, EcoCard and/or bank transfer (see our Casino Banking section). Like most online transactions you’ll be expected to fill in your payment and personal details which is quick and effortless and soon enough you’ll find yourself amongst the online fun and placing your bets at your favourite tables. In order to withdraw your winnings at a later stage, you will need to scan in ID and proof of address. You should only need to do this once.
Where you live will determine the currency that you’ll likely be paying in. However, if your currency isn’t recognised on the site you are trying to deposit to you will get a clear indication as to what the cost will be in its native currency. And if depositing any sort of funds over the web makes you a little uncomfortable then you can always opt to deposit your money via telephone banking or indeed in person at your local bank. All you’ll need is a few details from the casino you wish to deposit to which can be found on their site.
Our advice is to take your time when you are choosing a casino- make sure that it is roulette friendly (no onerous wagering terms for roulette players for example). Browse around and make sure that they accept your preferred payment option and ask questions such as "how long does it take to withdraw winnings"?, and "Do you offer any incentive for using web wallets like Neteller"? Make sure you read our tips on how to make a withdrawal at a roulette site, as well. There is no point in making a deposit if it's difficult to get your money out later.
Remember, you don't need to take the deposit bonus if you don't want to. Many bonus offers are designed for slots players (we feature offers on OnlineRoulette.org.uk that are more friendly to roulette players). If you need to play through your bonus 50 times before withdrawing any winnings, and you can't meet the playthrough requirements on roulette, it might be a good idea to skip the bonus or look for another casino.