Sportsbook Depositing

Depositing at a sportsbook is usually a simple process. Each sportsbook lists its preferred gambling deposit methods, including some that will earn you extra bonuses if you use those methods often. Sportsbook depositing methods are also country-specific in some cases. Certain e-wallet services and online banking transfers are only allowed by supporting financial institutions in a local area.

Major Credit/Debit Cards

For most popular sportsbooks, depositing with major credit cards is a quick way to get into the betting action. The highest credit card approval rates are found at Sportsbook.com, Players Only Sportsbook and BetUS Sportsbook. Players from Europe and the UK can also use their Visa or MasterCard debit cards at Bodog, Bet365 and BetUS.

The most commonly accepted credit and debit card options are:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Visa Delta, Visa Electron
  • Maestro, Solo

BetUS also accepts Diners Club International credit cards. Bookmaker accepts both Diners Club and JCB cards from non-U.S. depositors.

When a credit card doesn’t go through on a deposit payment, the best solution is to call or chat with the sportsbook’s customer service representatives right away. BetUS is as serious about fast and effective credit card approvals as they are about sports betting. BetUS customer service invites patrons who get a declined credit card message to call 1-888-51-BetUS immediately and talk to a representative about approval. For any sportsbook depositing questions or approval concerns, contact the sportsbook’s customer service representatives.

E-wallet Services

E-wallets serve as third-party secure deposit options. Set up an e-wallet account through the e-wallet service before trying a sportsbook deposit. Register your personal financial information with the e-wallet and then use the e-wallet directly at the sportsbook. Fund e-wallet accounts with cash, credit cards or bank deposits and use the e-wallet to deposit and withdraw winnings at online sportsbooks. For withdrawals, requesting a payout back to an e-wallet that was previously used to deposit is usually the fastest and most reliable way to get payouts into your hands.

U.S. players have only a few choices in e-wallets for sportsbook betting:

  • UseMyWallet available at Players Only
  • eWalletXpress available at Bodog

Patrons from around Europe and other locations outside the U.S. have more e-wallet services available for the top sportsbooks. Outside North America, Bet365 offers fast e-wallet processing via:

  • Moneybookers
  • NETeller
  • NETeller 1-pay (China, Taiwan, Singapore)
  • Click and Buy
  • Click2Pay
  • PayPal

Instant Banking and Online Banking Payments

Here’s where the country of origin matters most. Moneybookers sponsors online banking services in a dozen major countries where sports betting is popular. If you’re depositing from one of these locations, your online bill payment service listed below can be used to fund your sportsbook account.

  • iDeal: UK, Netherlands
  • Nordea: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway
  • Moneta: Australia, Russia
  • EPS: Austria
  • eNets: Singapore
  • POLi: Australia, New Zealand
  • DanKort: Denmark
  • CartaSi: Italy
  • Solo: UK
  • Sofort├╝berweisung: Germany
  • Przelewy24: Poland
  • ECOcard: UK and Europe
  • Instadebit: Canada

If national online banking is your regular sportsbook deposit method of choice, your top sportsbooks are Pinnacle, Bookmaker and Bet365.

Prepaid Cards

The two best prepaid card deposit methods are UKash vouchers and Paysafecard cards. Local retailers outside the U.S. carry Paysafecards. Buy and load the card with a specific amount like a gift card. UKash vouchers can be purchased in large or small amounts, but when depositing at a sportsbook, the whole amount of the voucher has to be deposited at one time. Ukash allows patrons to split large vouchers into several vouchers of smaller amounts. Check out Bodog for Paysafecard deposits.

Other Deposit Options

If none of these methods fit your deposit preferences, a few other sportsbook depositing options remain:

  • Instant e-check available at Bodog
  • Cash Transfer deposits at BetUS
  • Bank Wire Transfer deposits to Pinnacle

Most sportsbook depositing options are available at every sportsbook. Before your first deposit, check the specific list of supported currencies and deposit methods at your top sportsbook to ensure you get the fastest and most effective depositing process.