What are the possible methods making a deposit to my betting account?
To bet on the internet, it is first necessary to make a deposit.
Once the bettor has made their choice from the many online betting sites available, it only remains for them to choose the most suitable method of making a deposit into their new betting account.
The deposit methods offered by online bookmakers are essentially identical to the payment methods you find when you go shopping online.
Payment by credit card
Credit cards, such as MasterCard or Visa are accepted by the majority of betting sites. They are a simple, fast and effective method of payment, especially for a beginner bettor.
The deposit is instantly credited to the bettor's account after the cardholder provides the relevant details to the bookmaker. Under no circumstances will you be asked to provide your secret 4-digit code.
The cost of this method of payment may vary from 1% to 2.5%, depending on the chosen bookmaker.
This method of payment is very secure. There is no risk of hacking the credit card number during a transaction, for example. All transactions are secured by SSL encryption.
Payment by bank transfer
If you do not have a credit card or you do not fully trust secure payment, you can deposit money through bank transfers.
This method is best suited to a gambler who is not in a hurry to open their account. In fact, it takes between 3 and 7 days for the account to be opened.
Another disadvantage of this method of payment is that management fees related to the transfer are charged to the bettor by their bank. These can be significant especially if the betting site is based abroad (which is the case the majority of the time).
This payment method is also highly secure because the bookmakers use SSL encryption which is the most reliable system currently available.
Bank transfers are accepted by many sites.
Payment by Moneybookers, Neteller, Paypal
This is a online deposit service which is easy, safe and very quick and is accepted at a number of online bookmakers. This payment method can be found across the world, in all languages and in all currencies.
To use Moneybookers, just open an online account and register. To deposit to the betting account, simply email the recipient address.
For safety reasons, this method of payment uses SSL technology.
The fee is €0.50 per deposit.
This new "virtual wallet" service, although still relatively unknown is also accepted by many sites.
Payment by prepaid card (Paysafecard, Neosurf, Ticket Premium, Ukash)
This is a card or ticket for a predefined amount.
Simply type the numbers on the ticket or card directly on the site in question and you will be credited with the amount of the card (like doing a mobile phone top-up).
Stay safe while making a deposit
We would like to remind you that as part of a secure Internet payment, a new window should open and the website address should begin with https:// instead of http://.
Indeed, the 's' stands for 'secure' and your browser will display a padlock at the bottom right of the window.