Transferring money should always be done in a reliable and safe manner. Western Union has been offering the option to send money for over 135 years, whereby the recipient can collect the amount in cash with a code and the corresponding papers. It is a useful service for people who want to transfer money to friends, family, or business relations abroad, for example. It can also be a solution in emergencies, for instance, when a friend or family has run out of money while on vacation. Now, the banking service also offers the option of making online transfers, whereby the money is transferred directly to a bank account or an online casino.
If you would like to send money to an online casino via Western Union, you should first check if you can find all the necessary information at the cashier. If in doubt, we recommend contacting the customer service team in advance. You have two main ways to make a deposit:
Sending money online with Western Union is a relatively new service and a very convenient one. Via the Western Union website, you can make a payment with a credit card, for example. In principle, it works like a normal purchase in a webshop:
You can also send money through a Western Union office or agency near you. For this, you need proof of identity and the amount you want to transfer (plus the transaction costs) in cash:
The online casino can also send your winnings back to you via Western Union. Although, you should be aware that not all operators are supporting this service. To collect your money from Western Union, you must be in possession of the transaction code, which you will receive from the casino and a valid ID. You can take this to a Western Union location near you where you will have to identify yourself and can collect the money in cash. In addition to transferring money to an office where the recipient can collect it, you can also have money deposited into a bank account or transfer money to a credit card.
There are costs associated with sending money via Western Union. The costs depend on the destination, the method of payment, and the amount you want to transfer. Usually, it concerns a few euros or dollars. For online transactions, you can check the website for the current rates. If you want to send money through an office, the rates may differ per location. We, therefore, recommend contacting your local outlet directly via email or phone before transferring.
There is a wide range of welcome offers and other promotions that can be claimed at online casinos when depositing via Western Union. Usually, these consist of match deposit bonuses and free spins for specific slot games. However, since Western Union is associated with relatively high fees, not all casino operators make their promotions available for this deposit method. It is a good idea to check the bonus terms and general terms and conditions if you are eligible before making your deposit. Alternatively, speak to customer support ahead of time.