Here we'll go through the US poker sites that take Mastercard.
As we stated before in the article about poker sites that accept Visa, more poker sites than you might think still allow credit-card payments.
And if you live in Europe, almost all of them do.
For Americans, the range of poker sites taking Mastercard is a little more limited. But there are still a few to choose from.
In our Guide to Poker Payment Options, you'll see that PokerStars, UB.com, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker - the four biggest US poker rooms right now - all accept payments with Mastercard.
So in theory you could make a quick credit-card deposit at these sites and start playing right away.
Unfortunately though, even though the poker site accepts Mastercard, your bank might not allow transfers to gambling sites. So to make sure you can make Mastercard payments at poker sites, you'll have to contact your bank and see what the rules are for you.
Or simply try to make a deposit and see whether or not it goes through.
If you've tried to make a deposit with Mastercard and the transfer was declined, or got the information from your bank that no transfers to poker sites are allowed, there are still payment options to choose from.
In our poker payment guide we list all the options available - from eWallets to Bank Transfers. And even though these alternative payment methods are not as convenient as credit cards, they are still safe and relatively fast.
Until the laws regarding online gambling are revised in the United States, you'll have to have a little patience when it comes to online-poker payments.
Our suggestion is that you first try to pay with your Mastercard, and if it doesn't work, look into some of the other payment methods.