Mastercard Blackjack Casinos

“MasterCard blackjack casinos” are casinos which offer the game of blackjack and also accept MasterCard as a deposit method. This page takes a look at MasterCard in general, and then it looks at some of the specifics about how MasterCard interacts with online casinos.

About MasterCard

MasterCard is an American company that provides financial services to consumers and retailers throughout the world. Most of their business consists of using their brand on debit cards and credit cards.

The company was founded in 1966, and it’s headquartered in New York City. Next to Visa, MasterCard is probably the largest company of this type in the world.

About Online Casino Deposits

Online casinos work a little differently from traditional brick and mortar casinos. Before you can place a wager at an Internet casino site, you have to fund an account there. Multiple methods exist for doing so, but using a major credit card like Visa or MasterCard is probably the easiest—unless you live in the United States.

In 2006, the United States passed a law called UIGEA, which is an acronym for “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.” The purpose of the law was to stop online gambling activities by U.S. citizens by making it difficult to transfer money to and from offshore gambling companies.

Not all offshore gambling companies are operating illegally, so this legislation doesn’t apply to all of them. Many states in the United States have no laws at all on their books about Internet gambling, but to play it safe, companies like MasterCard and Visa have made it a blanket policy to deny charges that are coded as online gambling related.

Workarounds have been put in place by various banking institutions, but it’s turned out badly for some of them. One bank was deliberately mis-coding online transactions for a poker site in exchange for some investment capital from the owners of that site. Needless to say, that turned out badly for the bank in question.

If you’re from an enlightened country where gambling is legal and regulated, using your MasterCard to fund your casino account is probably the easiest, safest, and cheapest way of getting funds to and from the company.

If you’re from the United States, you should reconsider whether or not you want to play blackjack online for real money in the first place. In some states, this activity is expressly forbidden by state laws. That being said, no one has ever been prosecuted for playing poker or blackjack online for money. But do you want to be the first?

Other options are available for Americans who want to use their money in whatever way they see fit, though. Any U.S. friendly casino will have a means of getting a deposit from your wallet to theirs. If you have trouble with the options listed on their deposits and withdrawals page, contacting their customer service department is sure to provide you with a solution. Alternatives to MasterCard and Visa usually incur higher fees, both when you deposit your funds and when you withdraw them, but we have to live in the world as we find it, do we not?

Disclaimer—this site doesn’t offer real money gambling to citizens of any country. It provides information for educational and entertainment purposes to interested parties. Gambling in many jurisdictions is illegal. You’re responsible for determining what laws apply in your jurisdiction and then following them. We cannot be held responsible for any of your online activities with other entities on the Internet, even if they’re sites that we link to from our site for informational purposes.