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EntroPay is no longer in operation as of July 2019. It was one of the first virtual prepaids card in Europe. It was popular because it combined the simplicity of a debit card with the control and privacy of an e-wallet which is something people making gambling payments were looking for.
The good news is that online payments have evolved and people looking to move funds to gambling sites now have lots of options. Which option you select will come down to your personal preferences and its availability in your country/jurisdiction.
Your decision will be influenced by things like:
Debit and credit cards are still among the fastest ways to pay but they may not offer the level of privacy you require. For this, you will find that E-wallets like Skrill and Neteller are more suitable. These allow you to pay using just an email address and password.
Convenience is subjective but in this increasingly mobile world, many wish to make payments using their mobile phones and mobile payment options like Boku can help you here. Many people use Paypal for online shopping and have become used to it. It is a convenient payment option supported by several online casinos and betting websites.
Modern banking services have improved a lot when it comes to speed so quick bank transfers using an app are now commonplace and used for a variety of online payments, including gambling.
You can even pay with cash at a select range of online casinos. This is done via Paysafecard which lets you convert cash into online vouchers which can then be used to upload funds to your online casino account.
Expect more payment providers to enter the market in 2019, particularly in the mobile sector. Other advancements include the arrival of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as valid payment methods for online gambling. Crypto is not widespread yet but the rapidly evolving online payments eco-system seems to be ready for anything so you can expect to see more of it.
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