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INSTADEBIT: General information

To confirm if this payment method is available in your country, please log into your Stars Account and go to the Cashier.


INSTADEBIT is a safe and secure way to make payments online.

Signing up is free and you can start transferring funds instantly.

INSTADEBIT deposits are processed as electronic checks so you don't need to void any paper checks.

If your INSTADEBIT account has sufficient funds, the amount will be moved directly to your Stars Account.

If not, the entire deposit amount will be transferred from your bank account to your INSTADEBIT account first and then to your Stars Account automatically.

We do not charge any fees for using INSTADEBIT; however, INSTADEBIT will charge a small fee directly to your bank account for transferring funds:

  • From your bank account to a merchant: 1.00 CAD
  • From your INSTADEBIT account to your bank account: 2.00 CAD

Even though INSTADEBIT deposits are immediately credited in your Stars Account, it can take up to 7 days for the funds to be withdrawn from your bank account.  Please maintain sufficient funds until the debit occurs.  During this period, your INSTADEBIT deposits will remain in an 'uncleared' status in our system, this means you can use the funds to play only, but you may not withdraw or transfer those funds.  Any portion of your balance that is above the total of your 'uncleared' deposits may be used normally, including withdrawals and transfers.

If an INSTADEBIT deposit is returned unpaid by your bank, your INSTADEBIT account will be put on hold and any future INSTADEBIT and eCheck deposits will remain unavailable, even for play, for 7 days.



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