Information about PayPal casinos
Since its formation back in 1998, PayPal has been a leader in online payments: some would say it was the first 'mainstream' digital method. Following a huge $1.5 billion buyout from eBay in 2002, it expanded aggressively over the following years and counted 392 million users by 2021.
With such a huge customer base, it's small wonder that many UK online casinos accept PayPal as a deposit method. With such a wide choice, it's hard to look through them all, which is why this page exists.
Casino Meter will help you find the best PayPal casino to play on.
Continue reading to find out the following:
The top PayPal casinos in the UK to choose from
The first thing you'll see on this page is a list of online casinos that accept PayPal as a deposit method. These are not listed randomly: instead, they are ordered by their special Meter rating, a unique score that the Casino Meter team has awarded them, based on their performance. You'll see the best sites at the top, and we recommend you start with these.
But what goes into this special Meter rating? Well, we like to be very thorough with these casinos, and we subject them to the following criteria:
- How the casino treats its players in terms of customer service and complaints
- The user experience based on reviews and other factors
- How suitable the casino is for the UK market
- Casino Meter's own expert analysis based on years of experience in the online gambling sector.
We then package all this data into an easy-to-read score, which you'll see in each casino's info box. You'll also find a snapshot of the site there, including its game providers, payment methods, and bonus offers. You'll also see links to the site's Casino Meter review and to the casino itself.
How to select the best PayPal casino for you
With so many options to choose from, it's important to find the very best PayPal casino for you to play on – and this is where we can step into help.
As we already said, you'll see the list of sites ordered by their special Meter rating when you first get to the page, but you can re-sort this so that the newest sites appear at the top of the list, for example.
You can also finetune the list by using some special on-page filters. Here are a few of the most useful.
1. PayPal sites that accept Bitcoin/crypto deposits
PayPal now allows users to purchase cryptocurrencies via its app, and many online casinos accept deposits from the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Use this filter to find those PayPal casino sites that accept virtual currency payments.
2. Mobile PayPal casinos
Just like you can use PayPal via its mobile app, you can also see just mobile casinos that accept it by clicking on this filter.
3. PayPal sites with certain game providers
Choosing a casino with a good range of games is important, and it's nice to play on ones by your favourite developer, including popular choices like Yggdrasil and Play'N Go. Use this filter to see those PayPal sites that offer these games.
When you're done playing with these filters, you'll then have a curated list of PayPal casinos to choose from. From there, just check out each one's info box to see if it tickles your fancy. Either way, you now know you've given yourself the best possible chance of finding the best casino for you.
The PayPal debate: for and against
Like any other payment provider, PayPal has its own set of pros and cons, which we can look at and decide whether it's a method worth using.
First, the positives.
- It's very secure: in fact, even more so than many credit and debit cards. This is because it doesn't need to store your card details anywhere as it uses encrypted data, so nobody can see them.
- It's easy to use. There's no need for long card numbers or those special three-digit numbers on the back of the card: just an email, password, and away you go.
- It's quicker than your average high street bank. It doesn't need to go through banking network, so payments are fast and direct.
As for the negatives, here's a look at the other side of the coin.
- PayPal isn't as widely used as, say, Mastercard or Visa, which may limit your options somewhat.
- PayPal currency conversion fees can be higher than you expect, so make sure you always read the T&Cs before using it.
To sum up, PayPal has a lot going for it: it's fast, secure and uncomplicated, but keep an eye out for hidden fees that aren't always obvious when you sign up.
PayPal deposits: what you need to know
Making a PayPal casino deposit is a piece of cake. Once you've opened your casino account and have your PayPal log-in info, you can transfer money into your account very quickly.
You can start by going to the casino's deposit section and choosing PayPal from the list of providers. Then, type in the amount you'd like to deposit and log in to PayPal via the internal pop-up window. Finally, click confirm (or something similar) to authorise the transaction. The funds should appear in your account in a jiffy.
PayPal withdrawals work in a similar way, only you need to visit the casino's withdrawals section. Then, you follow an identical process to take out your money. There are two things to note, however: not all casinos allow withdrawals to PayPal and, if they do, it'll take a few days (plus a possible fee) for the sum to arrive in your bank account.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I play on slots games in PayPal casinos?
Yes. Almost every casino that accepts PayPal has slots games for its players, as well as other popular casino games like blackjack and roulette.
Are PayPal casino safer than other sites?
No, not necessarily. Although every casino on Casino Meter holds a Gambling Commission (GC) license – which means they promote safe gambling initiatives like Gamstop and Be Gamble Aware – just because it accepts PayPal doesn't make it 100% safe. Be sure to check out the site's Meter rating to have a better idea about its safety.
What happens if my PayPal deposit doesn't appear in my casino account?
Despite PayPal being a safe payment method, things do sometimes go wrong. If you find that it takes longer than a few hours for the funds to appear in your account, then you should message PayPal's customer service, and/or the casino in question to find out what the issue is.
Which is the best PayPal casino?
This is a tricky question simply because it's impossible to find the best site to everyone's taste.
However, if you'd like to see what we think is the best bet for a great playing experience on this page, just go to the top of the list with the 'Recommended' tab selected and find out which PayPal casino has the highest Casino Meter rating.