MasterCard is one of the “Big Three” Card companies (alongside Visa and American Express that is nearly universally accepted at all online casinos. These casinos all employ sophisticated encryption algorithms to ensure that you the visitor can feel safe entering your credit card information online.
Also, MasterCard has powerful fraud detection services in place which add another layer of protection for casino patrons. MasterCard offers a wide assortment of services to its customers, ranging from Credit cards (either issued by them personally or through a banking institution) to backing debit cards.
The MasterCard credit cards are typically traditional revolving account credit card, which means that you can carry over a balance from month to month, as long as you meet the minimum payment. Of course, you will be charged interest on the remaining balance, which typically ranges from a 9.99% to 29.99% Annual Percentage Rate (APR). Also, if you miss your minimum payment, you may be subjected to higher interest rates and/or penalty fees.
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The MasterCard label may also appear on debit cards, which means that the cards are backed by MasterCard in the event of default. Typically, this also allows the debit card holder to run the debit card as a credit card if the merchant is unable to accept debit cards for some reason. However, this does not mean that there is a credit line attached to these cards (there usually isn’t). You still must have money in the linked account (typically a checking account) in order to make purchases.
In addition, MasterCard has recently launched MasterCard Marketplace, an online shopping mall that claims that it can select with a high degree of accuracy what MasterCard cardholders are likely to purchase.
MasterCard’s global headquarters is located in O’Fallon, Missouri, in the United States.