Visa cards are incredibly popular with Canadians so it's no wonder that it's the most popular method attempted for playing online poker. However, just because it's popular with consumers doesn't mean that it works at all online poker rooms. Due to the issues south of the boarder where the laws are directed at banks and financial institutions and trying to prevent them from moving money to poker sites, many Canadian banks have taken a similar stance to protect themselves. It's not uncommon for a Canadian to have their credit card rejected at an online poker site. I would recommend you to use CIBC credit cards, they works better with poker sites without any problem.

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Poker players have a couple options when their card is rejected:

  • Try the card again. Sometimes credit cards will go through the second time after waiting for awhile.
  • Try a different credit card. Just because one card doesn't work, doesn't mean that you shouldn't try another one. If you have a card from a different bank, even better.
  • Try a different deposit method. If you really want to use a credit card, open an account with an eWallet like Speedcard. This acts like an intermediary (much like PayPal) and has a very high success rate with online poker rooms.
  • Call Customer Service. Poker sites want to help you deposit and sometimes the poker room customer service know what's working at that time or they can give you advice on what else to try.

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