iDEAL is a real-time, instant banking portal. Successfully field-tested in September 2005, iDEAL is today a tried and trusted service for withdrawals and deposits. Instant banking offers a whole host of advantages and security features that credit and debit cards cannot beat and it is for this reason that services like iDEAL have become increasingly popular in the last few years.
The primary advantage of iDEAL for Casino.com players is that it is easily one of the fastest payment methods around. Instant banking transactions are rapidly verified and the merchant can thus work on delivering the purchased products or services sooner. The charges for iDEAL transactions are substantially cheaper than credit cards, with processing fees running between 1% to 2.5% of the transaction value. All transactions, in addition to the slew of security features already present, have to be authorized by a PIN number provided by the partner bank.
iDEAL was developed through an initiative with eight major banks in the Netherlands as a way to establish transparency for making online purchases. Because it isn’t an actual online payment provider, but merely an interface that works with many large Dutch banks, there is no need for a player to become a subscriber to utilise the service. All that is needed is an online bank account with one the banks associated with iDEAL.
To make a payment, simply log in to your Casino.com account and head to the cashier’s page. From there you’ll need to select iDEAL and a window will pop up and ask you to login to your bank account. Follow the step by step instructions that are given until you’ve selected an amount you’d like to transfer.
For an added measure of security, iDEAL requires a two-step authentication code. This is a private security code that is only accessible by you, and is only used once, and should be entered into the “2FA identification token” text box. Every time you want to make a transaction, you will receive a new security code to enter. You can make the deposits either from a desktop or mobile device and once the transaction is made you will receive a notification of success. Some of the major advantages to using iDEAL are:
The one downside to using iDEAL is there is no option to make a withdrawal. When you are ready to make a withdrawal from your account you’ll need to select one of other payment method options, such as a bank transfer or E-wallet service, and transfer the money to your account.