A very well known name in the online casino world, simply because Neteller’s eWallet solution is accepted by many online casinos around the world, including in New Zealand. Chief amongst the many reasons that it is used by so many players all over the globe is that it offers instant deposits and withdrawals, is truly worldwide in scope and accepts transfers in 17 different currencies including New Zealand Dollars.
The company is owned by Optimal Payments PLC, which has its headquarters in the United Kingdom – therefore, they are strictly regulated by the notoriously strict financial authorities in that country. Therefore, customer protection is enforced by rigorous legislation and anti money laundering practices. Because of all this, there aren’t many online casinos that do not accept Neteller as a deposit and withdrawal option.
If you’ve used an online eWallet before, you’ll feel right at home with Neteller, which offers many functions with a streamlined user interface that makes things a doddle. You can quickly and easily top up your balance within Neteller’s apps (or via the main website, of course) from a wide range of debit and credit cards, as well as via bank transfers, etc. The added bonus of this method compared to others is that you can also use Neteller to withdraw your casino winnings.
However, there are some fees involved when making online transfers, so it’s always best to check on the website to find out exactly what’s what for your chosen country and currency. You may also want to be careful about using credit cards to top up, as many banking institutions in New Zealand are clamping down on forms of credit being used for gambling related activities.
Downloading the app (available on a range of mobile devices) or visiting the website are the ways in which you sign up, fill out some basic information and get ready to use the service online. It’s surprisingly quick to complete it and get up and running. Note, however, that you will need to verify your account (by supplying identification and other documents) before you can use all of the services provided by a Neteller account. So, while you can easily sign up and start spending, you will need to jump through some administrative hoops in order to take advantage of the withdrawal services and their Net+ Prepaid MasterCard (more on this below).
The company behind Neteller has worked incredibly hard to make the verification process simple, easy to understand and be as painless as possible. For starters, to get access to the full suite of features offered by Neteller, you will need to provide proof of your official ID and your home address, plus you’ll need to connect to your mobile phone to complete the verification. Once you’ve done this, however, you will have access to everything offered by the service within a couple of days. If you run into any problems whatsoever, we found the customer support team at Neteller to be extremely helpful, knowledgeable and trained to make your life much easier.
Unfortunately, New Zealanders cannot access the Net+ Prepaid MasterCard for using online and off – this feature is only available to residents of the European Economic Area (EEA). Nevertheless, if you have some access to Europe, then the Net+ Prepaid MasterCard is a great addition to other services from Neteller. When you opt in for one, you’ll be sent a physical card in the post (arriving within two to 10 business days normally) so that you can make withdrawals from ATMs, or pay for things online and in shops and businesses as you would with other debit and credit cards. So, fingers crossed that this service eventually makes it down under.