so I saw a thread on here and decided to make a separate thread so you guys running home games can get a upper hand, make a few bucks extra (if you want) and keep those players seated. first, this is only a suggestion. you can do this or not, just don't troll me for it in my home games that I run, I never let the players leave to go to the bank/atm to get more cash if they bust out. I keep them in the seat and playing. how? we offer solutions...merchant processing solutions basically, you offer your players options to pay you or send you money to rebuy in. just make sure you have the cash available to hold the table, because if you don't, oh dear are you going to look foolish when your players cash out and your left starring at the eyes of a player who has a few hundred in front of him, and you are writing out a check or going to the atm yourself to get him that money first, I would not recommend using paypal at all. you can, but I don't. paypal is horrible IMO when people have funds in the account. if you haven't experienced your money being placed on hold by paypal for 3 months, well, hopefully you never do. so I don't recommend paypal. there are easy to setup, no extra cost setup companies out there that I use for merchant processing for credit card rebuys. www.square.com - square is my main one. it is a simple application you can download on your phone, load the application, sign up and be ready to take payments in a few minutes. just add bank account to get the deposits in a day. its great. www.authorize.net - this is a true merchant account for businesses. you will need a DBA to sign up, but typically that only takes a few minutes to setup with your local county. I don't know if they allow personal sign ups, they might. those 2 are my top ways to getting payments via credit card and reloading the players. next, you can get real fancy and get a ATM machine in your room. ATM machines don't always require a dedicated phone line. You can get a WIFI ATM machine, sync it to the processing gateway, and your spitting out $20 bills in a few hours of setup. ATM machines are very sensitive, and I would say time consuming if you don't know what your doing. I didn't and had to be walked through the setup process with the machine, and that took a few hours. the cool thing about ATM machines is that they are safe, real secure, user has to enter a PIN, and the funds are guaranteed. Once a PIN is used, there are no claims of fraud allowed, the merchant processing gateway will insure your transactions for whatever you sign up to use. Also, I liked putting my poker room nickname on the display screen, that always makes the players laugh. You can have whatever you want on there..."stick it in deep and pull out fast"..."aww need some more?"...stuff like that I alternated on the display screen all the time. it was fun another payment option I brought in that my players loved was the bank account transfers. I setup a personal checking account at all the major banks in my area, bank of America, wells fargo, chase and a few more. then I had my account numbers ready for them, so if they needed to rebuy, just login to their bank account on the phone, add my account and send over the funds. was great. checks - this is something that is your choice. with new banking applications on the phone, you can scan a check and deposit it on the spot. I do the scans for my bofa account. now keep in mind, with anything there is a risk doing these, especially checks. you should know your players, trust them, and have faith they wont try to file disputes, stop payments on checks or toy with your money, especially if your the bank. and if you don't trust your players they shouldn't be playing @ your home game anyway! for the credit card and atm processing, I charged them the fees. for credit card its standard 3%. you actually make a few cents on that. on the atm I charged $4. some games there were no fees charged, but that just depends on the size of the game. good luck!