Diners Club International is touted as the world’s first credit card. A renowned business executive, Franck McNamara, alongside his partners Matty Simmons and Ralph Schneider, first used this card in 1950 while settling a bill at a restaurant in New York. Initially, the Diners Club Card was not meant to be a general-purpose credit card but one for travel and entertainment.
In 1981, Citibank bought the Diners Club International. And in July of 2008, Diners Club International was purchased by Discover Financial Services and has continued to enjoy global appeal, especially among online casino punters.
Like most credit cards, Diners Club International allows users to make payments using a charge card billed on a bank account later. This payment-processing merchant operates in conjunction with Discover Financial Services and MasterCard. Its partnership with MasterCard, in particular, is why it is found in most online casinos.
It is worth mentioning that Diners Club is an international franchise that is available on almost every continent. However, its use as a casino payment option might not be allowed in jurisdictions or states where online gambling is illegal.