Play Poker for Real Money Using MasterCard


How can I make purchases at PokerStars using MasterCard?

MasterCard purchase is fully integrated via the PokerStars cashier screen. When you click on "Cashier" and then on "Buy Chips", you will see an option to use MasterCard. Click on the MasterCard button and enter the required information, including the currency and amount you wish to deposit.

For added security, a Card Verification Number (CVN) is required.  The CVN is a 3-digit number located on the back of the card, above the signature.

When you click ‘Submit’, your request will be submitted to your bank servers via one of our processors and you will receive confirmation in about a minute. Purchase transactions are identified on your credit card statement as POKERSTARS.

Please note that if you are transacting with PokerStars in a currency other than your card currency, your card issuer will apply their own exchange rate and fee to the transaction. Customers are therefore advised to check exchange rates and fees with their issuers.

Can I make ‘Fast Deposit’ purchases using my MasterCard?

The ‘Fast Deposit’ feature is available for MasterCard deposits. ‘Fast Deposit’ is a quick and convenient way to fund your PokerStars account using your preferred payment method. Once setup, you will see the Fast Deposit button when playing in cash games, allowing you to review and submit transactions directly from the table.

Learn more about PokerStars Fast Deposits .

Gift and Prepaid MasterCard

Making a deposit at PokerStars using a Gift or Prepaid MasterCard is the same as making a deposit using a regular MasterCard, as outlined above. Please note that not all Gift and Prepaid MasterCard cards will allow you to deposit successfully at PokerStars.

Before you purchase a Gift or Prepaid MasterCard, please email our Deposit Assistance Department (DAD) at to request information on Gift and Prepaid cards that can be used to successfully deposit.

What are the deposit limits for MasterCard?

Please visit the cashier for your current deposit limits.

What about my cashouts?

Please see our Cashout Policy for available cashout methods.

How does the exchange rate conversion work?

PokerStars uses the prevailing mid-market rate provided by XE (plus a small fee if applicable) to convert your deposits to your PokerStars account currency. For additional information, please read our Real Money Transaction Processing and Currency Conversion Terms and Conditions.

What will it cost me to use MasterCard at PokerStars?

PokerStars does not charge any other fees for using MasterCard. Players are responsible for any fees charged by their card issuer.

If you have any further queries, feel free to contact us

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