Guide to PayPal: An Introduction

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Welcome to the very first installment of our exclusive Guide To PayPal! In this series we’ll be taking an in-depth look into how to use PayPal to deposit at online and mobile casinos. Although the payment giant may be pretty ubiquitous now, we’ll be giving an up-to-date insight into the advantages of using PayPal against other depositing methods. We’ll also be looking at what the future holds for PayPal’s ever growing success.

Before we get into all that, today we’ll start with the basics for the uninitiated and ask What is PayPal?  We’ll also be giving you a sneak peek into what’s in store for the rest of the guide.

What is PayPal?

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PayPal is a world-wide online payments system. It links up to your bank account, allowing you to transfer money safely across the internet.  You can transfer to individuals or you can use PayPal to purchase goods, as most reputable sites accept PayPal as a method of payment. Most importantly for us, PayPal is an accepted way to deposit to most online and mobile casinos.

Traditionally, to buy things online, you have to give your credit or debit card details, and then the money is transferred out of your bank account. However, this method can sometimes put customers in danger of having their details stolen and fraudulent activity occurring on their card.

This is where PayPal makes a difference. Whilst PayPal is linked to your bank account, it serves as a middle-man, meaning you never need to divulge your bank details to online retailers.

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PayPal Ensures Your Card Details Are Safe

PayPal’s success is due to it’s integrity, policies and, ultimately, how much trust it’s gained from customers. When you supply your bank details to PayPal, they keep that information private and each party’s information is shielded from the other party.

This security is why PayPal has become a mainstay in casino banking options. It’s also quick and easy, as once you’ve signed up, you simply need to log in to deposit.

PayPal also offer a solid payment protection scheme and are committed to making sure your transactions are insured against any misrepresented  purchases or unauthorized activity.

You can sign up to PayPal fast and securely with a valid e-mail address and valid bank account or credit card, but we’ll talk more about this process later in this guide.

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We want to make sure you’re as informed as can be when using PayPal, so here’s an overview of all the PayPal information we’re going to bombard you with!

1. A Brief History

PayPal was born in 2001 and since then has continued to grow and grow. We’ll take a look into the history of PayPal and how it’s managed to become a billion dollar company, operating in more than 190 countries.

2. How It Works

From the initial sign up all the way through to withdrawing money, we’ll help you understand exactly how PayPal works and what you need to do.

3. Setting Up a PayPal Account

In this installment we’ll show you how to set up a PayPal account. Complete with video demonstration, you’ll be a PayPal member in no time.

4. PayPal on Mobile

We’ll take a look at the PayPal app, and how you can manage your money direct from your mobile.

5. How to Deposit

How do I deposit to a casino with PayPal? It’d be a pretty poor guide without this all important nugget of information. Look out for our step by step video.

6. Safe Usage

PayPal prides itself on customer safety. Here you’ll be able to find all the information about what to do when something goes wrong and how PayPal protects you.

7. Pros & Cons

What advantages does PayPal offer, and where does it seem to miss a trick? We weigh up the good and the bad, so you can decide if PayPal is right for you.

8. PayPal vs E-Wallets

E-Wallets such as Skrill and Ukash are becoming increasingly popular, so in this classic showdown we’ll put PayPal head to head with other depositing methods.

9. Top 10 Casinos Which Accept PayPal

Where’s the best place to start depositing with PayPal? As nearly all casinos accept PayPal it’s hard to know where to start. Lucky for you, we’ll be selecting our favourite casinos where you can deposit and withdraw via PayPal.

10. Frequently Asked Questions

Missed something? Got a burning question? We’ll answer all frequently asked questions and you can drop us a comment if you think of any others!

11. Presentation: A Bite-Sized Guide to PayPal

Brush up your knowledge with our handy bit-sized slideshow to everything PayPal.

12. PDF Download: PayPal & Mobile Casinos

Fancy learning about PayPal on the train? On the bus? At the bar? Download the complete Guide to PayPal in PDF format; perfect for tablets, e-readers and good old fashioned printing.


Safe, border-less and all in one pay. Being the choice of millions of users everyday, Paypal is the one of the quickest and most hassle free ways to deposit and withdraw money from a casino. On top of that, Paypal is rated as one of the safest methods of payment around the world. Here at Droid Slots, we will tell you everything you need to know about which casinos accept Paypal deposits. Right now, we can’t think of any reason of why anyone shouldn’t use Paypal.