An electronic check, or eCheck, is no different than a regular check except that the processing goes electronically. You can write and receive eChecks from and to your local bank account. You can do the same with some e-Wallets, like for example PayPal.
To make an eCheck deposit or withdrawal you don’t have to register for any additional accounts. If you have an active checking or savings account you’re good to go. If you prefer to use PayPal for sending eChecks, you just hit the “Send Money” button and change the transaction type to eCheck.
If you want to deposit funds at an eCheck casino you go through a one-time process of activating it as a payment option. This is done by filling in a form to authorize the casino to complete eCheck transactions and sending a voided eCheck as a confirmation. Once this is done you can write eChecks to make online casino deposits.
Most eCheck casinos do not wait for the eCheck to be cleared and credit your casino account immediately. In some rare cases eCheck casinos do actually wait for the eCheck to be cleared. eChecks sent from a US bank account usually take 3-4 business days to clear. eChecks sent from a U.K., Australian, or Canadian bank account take 7-9 business days to clear.
Although eChecks are used to make casino deposits, most online gamblers use eChecks to withdraw funds from their casino account to their bank account or e-Wallet. The biggest plus of having an eCheck written is that it is mostly free of charge. On top of that you need nothing more than your bank account to complete the transaction.
Below is a list of all online casinos accepting eCheck as a payment option: