It can be a good idea to make a low initial deposit when you are trying out a new poker room. That way you don’t stand to lose much should the room not work out for you for whatever reason. Making a small first deposit allows you to test out the deposit process, the game software, and hopefully the withdrawal process too, all without having too much of your online bankroll tied up should something go wrong. The rooms listed below have the lowest allowable limits that we could find.
Not many rooms fall into this category, most rooms want a deposit of at least $10. Rooms that do accept deposits as low as $5 are quite popular rooms. Possibly because of the low deposit limits, there are many newer players at the tables.
BetVictor Deposit Limits
VCPoker is on the MicroGaming network.
$5 minimum deposit by MoneyBookers. $10 minimum by Visa and MasterCard, Neteller, Paypal and UKash, and all debit cards. $15 minimum by PaySafeCard.
BetVictor – formerly Victor Chandler Poker – is very popular especially with UK players as it has a strong high-street presence with its bookmaker chain.
$10 Poker Sites
888 Poker/Pacific Poker Minimum Deposit
888 Poker is on its own network.
888Poker launched their new 3D Poker software and in line with that they have reduced their deposit limits to $10 across all deposit methods except Wire Transfer which is still a minimum of $100.
So you can use any of the more than 30 deposit methods available to make a deposit of $10 at 888 Poker now.
These methods include all the most popular ones such as ClickandBuy, MoneyBookers, Neteller, Paypal, EWire and eChecks, Visa, MasterCard, Laser and Solo, Maestro and EntroPay.
Poker Stars Limits
Poker Stars is on its own network.
$10 minimum deposit by ePassPorte, UseMyBank, MoneyBookers, Neteller, Visa MasterCard and Diners Club International, Solo Maestro and Switch. The minimum deposit by cashiers check is $100. Other country specific options are available. PokerStars does not use FirePay.
PokerTime Minimum Deposit
PokerTime is on MicroGaming network.
$10 minimum deposit by MoneyBookers, PaySafeCard, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Neteller, Ticket Premium, UseMyFunds, ECo and Instadebit. Currently PokerTime has a no deposit bonus available to new players. You can read our PokerTime Review here.
$20 Poker Sites
Bovada Poker Limits
Bovada Poker is on it’s own network.
$20 minimum deposit by Visa, gift cards and debit cards, and MyPayLinQ. $100 minimum by Rapid Transfer.
Rapid transfer seems to be the most reliable way to deposit to Bovada. Before doing so, call Bovada customer support on 1-866-950-3500 and ask for the transfer details. The go to a Rapid Transfer retail outlet and make the transfer. Call Bovada customer support back with the confirmation number you get when you pay for the Rapid Transfer and you should be funded within 15 minutes.
Bovada Poker is only open to American players at this time.
CarbonPoker Deposit Limits
Carbon Poker is on the Merge network.
$20 minimum deposit by Click2Pay, MyCitadel, EcoCard, PinDebit.net, ewalletXpress and MoneyBookers, Neteller and Visa/Mastercard, and FoneLinx. If you contact customer support they will email you with alternative deposit options. $25 is the minimum withdrawal amount.
$25 Dollar Poker Sites
Party Poker Limits
Party Poker is on its own network.
$25 minimum deposit by most methods, including Visa, MasterCard, Dinersclub, Click&Buy, bank transfer. laser card, wire transfer and Moneybookers. Minimum deposit limit of $50 by myCitadel wallet.
$30 Minimum Poker Sites
We have no poker rooms in this category right now since 888Poker reduced their limits to $10 by almost all methods.
Opening an online poker account for the minimum deposit amount is a good way to check out a poker room without investing a great deal. However, players should bear in mind that making the minimum deposit will most likely reduce the amount of the poker bonus available to you.