Guide to VISA card in India 2021
VISA is one of the biggest card providers in the world together with Mastercard. VISA is a well known brand spread across the world and also one of the most popular deposit methods when playing on online casinos.
To deposit money with a VISA card, no matter if it’s a debit card or a credit card is usually very easy and a quick method to get started. It’s also very well supported, some banks do not allow gambling transactions, so if your card transaction fails it could be worth checking this with your bank before trying again.
Most common is to use a debit card from VISA, meaning it’s connected to your bank account and you settle the transaction against your bank balance. If you have a credit card, this would be settling a credit which you pay off at a later stage. Either in monthly instalments or as a one time transaction. Keep in mind that credit cards usually have a pretty high interest rate.
Deposit and Withdraw with VISA
If you don’t already have a VISA credit or debit card, then you would start with applying for one. This is usually done with your bank, or else an online banking solution such as Revolut.
When you apply for your VISA card, you’ll fill in some information and when approved you’ll receive your card shortly after. It’s very easy to get started, when you deposit at online casinos you just need to open the cashier, enter the card details and fill in the security code for Verified by VISA.
Verified by VISA is a way to make online transactions safer, basically you will receive an OTP (One Time Password) code as an SMS and you’ll just have to enter it in a modal on the online casino. When completed the transaction would be successful. As mentioned, this is just for your own safety.
What’s good with VISA, is that you’ll be able to deposit and play with your local currency (INR) which eliminates any currency exchange fees that would otherwise apply.
Some online casinos in India don’t offer withdrawals back to your VISA card, instead you would have to use a bank transfer or another method.
VISA voucher / prepaid card
Some online casinos also offer a solution where you can buy a VISA voucher which is basically a prepaid VISA card which you can use to deposit on the online casino. This is a good deposit method if your bank doesn’t allow card transactions to gambling sites or in case you don’t have to use your daily card for casinos. To use VISA vouchers you just top up the card and you usually get a digital card which you can use to deposit with.
There are also prepaid cards which you can buy in your local store which works the same way but with an actual physical card.
The prepaid cards can be topped up again and used several times which makes it very convenient.
How to deposit with VISA
To deposit with VISA is very easy, to make it even easier we have listed the steps below. Keep in mind that usually you can save your card details which makes it faster the next time you want to deposit with your card.
- Open the cashier
- Fill in your card information, both Card number, Name of card holder as well as CVV number. You’ll also have to enter card expiration date.
- Verified by VISA will be shown, enter the OTP code that you receive by SMS and continue.
- Deposit should be completed.
If your deposit is not successful, then make sure the card information was correctly entered. If you enter the wrong details the transaction will be declined. Also make sure your bank allows gambling transactions. Not all banks allow online gambling transactions, so it is always worth checking beforehand.
FAQ VISA debit and credit cards
Almost all online casinos accept VISA cards, we have provided you with a list of recommended VISA casinos above.
Yes, it’s very safe. Especially if you have Verified by VISA turned on.
No, there is usually no transaction fees when using VISA cards.
Usually there is a minimum deposit, however this is imposed by the online casino. Usually it’s around ₹500, to ₹2000.
Yes, you can use Rupees with VISA cards.
Published on November 3, 2020 by Matt Brown. Last updated: October 14, 2021