PayPal Bingo Sites
Gone are the days when PayPal was best known for being the payment option used by those that shopped on eBay. Today, there are a number of bingo sites available to play at using PayPal as a preferred deposit method.
With the ban on credit card transactions at online gambling sites introduced in April 2020, more and more players will be looking to use eWallet options for transactions.
It’s a convenient way to pay to play at your chosen online bingo site and since being introduced to gambling sites, has been a popular e-wallet choice for players. The reason for this is that you only have to enter your payment card or bank account in one place rather than at each site that you choose to register and deposit with.
Our PayPal page offers you more than just a list of brands that have this payment option; it always answers some of the most frequent questions about PayPal.
PayPal has been around since 1998 but it wasn’t until 2002 that it became a subsidiary of eBay. In 2015 eBay and PayPal became two separate entities. Elon Musk was one of the original team, although no longer involved as he departed when the sale to eBay was completed.
It was around this time that we first saw PayPal bingo sites. These were sites that had an established reputation and initially, it was quite hard for a brand to be approved by PayPal to use their facility.
PayPal need to know information
- When you register with a bingo site that offers PayPal as a payment option, you should use the same email address to sign up to the site as you use for PayPal. This avoids any issues with payment processing.
- There are often different deposit and withdrawal rules for PayPal and other e-wallet options. Usually this will be that the minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts are different and the withdrawal processing time is different. Check the banking page of site you have registered with for details.
- Whilst PayPal offers payment protection on transactions at sites like eBay or other retailers, this is not offered on any online gambling transactions.
Why use PayPal to play at bingo sites?
What using PayPal offers you, like any other of the e-wallets available, is a middleman between your finances and the bingo site. For some who have a concern about security, this removes a level of concern.
Although the majority of bingo sites online are reputable and have secure payment processing, there are rogue sites and PayPal offers that added level of security. It ensures that your financial details are not shared with other third parties.
It would be wrong to suggest that PayPal is more secure as a payment option at online bingo sites; financial processing has come a long way over the years. However, in using PayPal, you enter your financial details in just one place and then all you need is your email address to process payments at multiple bingo sites.
This removes the need to have your bank or financial details at multiple sites if you are a bingo butterfly who doesn’t play at just one site.
Is it safe to play at PayPal bingo sites?
All the brands that we have listed on this page are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and therefore have to meet strict guidelines and regulations in order to receive their licence. For this reason we are happy to say that the security features of the brands listed are robust.
Do sites using PayPal have different welcome offers?
For the most part, the welcome offers extended by any of the bingo sites online today are given to all players, whatever their depositing method. However, there are some that do differentiate between players who use credit cards to deposit and eWallet options like PayPal.
The terms and conditions of the welcome offer will indicate if PayPal users are exempt.
How do I make a deposit using PayPal?
- You will need a PayPal account in order to deposit using this method. They are quite easy to set up and you can do so by visiting www.paypal.com. There are instructions at the site on how to register.
- You will need to verify your new account and clicking a link in the email they send you does this.
- You then need to add your chosen funding method to your new PayPal account. It may be that you need to verify this but PayPal will let you know.
- Once your account has been set up at PayPal, just visit the site you wish to deposit at and decide how much you wish to fund your account with.
PayPal do have a mobile app available too and this can be useful if you are a player who likes to play your bingo on the go.
How long do withdrawals take from PayPal bingo sites?
The deposit and withdrawal rules can vary a little to the standard debit card transaction that you may be used to.
When it comes to deposits it may be that you aren’t eligible for certain bonuses but this was not the case at the two sites that we have used for comparison for this page.
We did a quick comparison at a selection of different bingo software platforms for you.
888Ladies (888 software)
Deposits – There are no restrictions shown on the current welcome bonus from 888Ladies (as of March 2020)
The minimum deposit by debit card is £10 as is the minimum deposit using PayPal is £10.
Withdrawals – In the table below you can see the withdrawal times for debit cards and PayPal at 888 Ladies.
|Payment Method||Withdrawal Process Time||Withdrawal Completion Time||Total||Payment Source on Statement|
|Debit Cards||2 business days||5 business days||4-7 business days||UK Regulated Lim|
|PayPal||2 business days||2-3 business days||4-5 business days||UK Regulated Lim|
William Hill Bingo (Virtue Fusion / Playtech software)
Deposits – There are no restrictions shown on the current welcome bonus from William Hill Bingo (as of March 2020)
The minimum deposit by debit card is £5 whilst the minimum deposit using PayPal is £10.
Withdrawals – In the table below you can see the deposits and withdrawal information for William Hill Bingo.
|Payment Method||Max. Deposit||Withdrawal Timescale||Min. Withdrawal|
|Debit Cards||£99,000||In most cases it will take 1 to 3 days, depending on your bank.||£5|
|PayPal||£5,500||1 working day||£10|
32Red Bingo (Microgaming)
Deposits and Withdrawals – We could not see any restrictions on the welcome bonus offered for those depositing by PayPal at 32Red Bingo (as of March 2020).
In the table below you can see information about deposits and withdrawals at 32Red Bingo.
Processing times for each payment option we have used for the comparison were not listed at 32Red Bingo.
Crown Bingo (Bede Gaming Software)
Deposits – There did not appear to be any current (March 2020) restrictions for the welcome offer at Crown Bingo.
The minimum deposit for both debit card and PayPal payments is £10.
Withdrawals – The minimum withdrawal amount for both debit card and PayPal payments is £10. However, a credit card withdrawal will take between two and five working days, where as a PayPal withdrawal can be received within a few hours.
Lucky Pants Bingo (Daub Software)
Deposits – Restrictions for PayPal deposits do not appear to be included in the current new player bonus for this site (March 2020).
In the tables below you can see further information for deposits and withdrawals at Lucky Pants Bingo.
|Deposit Method||Deposit||Withdrawals||Min. Amount||Currencies|
|Visa Debit||Yes||Yes||5||€ , £|
|PayPal||Yes||Yes||20||€ , £|
|Withdrawal Method||Min. Withdrawal||Fee||Clearance Time|
|Visa Debit||10 Units||None*||3-5 banking days after approval|
|PayPal||10 Units||None*||Instant – After approval|
Swanky Bingo (ElectraWorks Software)
Deposits – We could not find any terms and conditions for the welcome offer that suggested a PayPal deposit would get anything other than the advertised bonus (March 2020).
Sadly this site did not offer you access to the banking information until you have registered and verified your account. It was the same when we visited Foxy Bingo and wanted to do the comparison.
Editor in Chief
Nickie Shute is the Editor in Chief of Best Bingo Websites and a leading expert in online bingo.
Nickie has been writing and contributing to the online bingo world for over 15 years and cut her teeth writing for bingo affiliate websites, as well as owning her own white- label bingo site.