It can be a good idea to make a low initial deposit when you are trying out a new poker room, or casino. That way you don’t stand to lose much should the room not work out for you for whatever reason.
This 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 limits, there are many newer players at the tables.
$5 min. 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 Minimums
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 payment 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.
$10 min. deposit by ePassPorte, UseMyBank, MoneyBookers, Neteller, Visa MasterCard and Diners Club International, Solo Maestro and Switch. The minimum by cashiers check is $100. Other country specific options are available. PokerStars does not use FirePay.
$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
$20 minimum 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.
$20 limit 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 options. $25 is the minimum withdrawal amount.
$25 Dollar Poker Sites
$25 minimum by most methods, including Visa, MasterCard, Dinersclub, Click&Buy, bank transfer. laser card, wire transfer and Moneybookers. Minimum of $50 by myCitadel wallet.
One thing to note about small initial deposits
Opening an online poker account for the smallest allowable amount is a good way to check out a poker room without investing a great deal. However, players should bear in mind that this will almost certainly reduce the amount of the poker bonus available to you, and in some cases the smallest allowed amount may attract no bonus at all.
You can find more low limit sites at minimumdepositpoker.net.