How to Deposit at Online Betting Sites

Depending on where you live in the world, depositing and withdrawing money at betting sites can range from quick-and-easy to inconvenient. This page goes over the easiest to use deposit methods and options to withdraw winnings.

Popular Gambling Deposit Options

Debit/Credit Cards

The easiest way to deposit money at online gambling sites is with a Visa credit or debit card. Some sites say they accept Mastercard, but the approval rate is much lower.

Prepaid Cards

Using prepaid cards to bet online is a great alternative to using your personal debit or credit card. The only downsides of prepaid cards are the fee charged when you purchase the card, and prepaid cards can be restricted just like any other bank card.

If you decide to use a prepaid card or gift card to gamble online for money, make sure to buy a Visa prepaid card. Just like debit/credit cards, Visa has the highest acceptance rate at gambling sites. Also, be sure that the card can be used for international purchases and electronic (online) purchases.


E-wallet services act as an intermediary between websites and your bank. Most people are familiar with the largest e-wallet in the world – Paypal. These services are without question the best way to deposit and withdraw money at gambling sites. Unfortunately, these services aren’t available to US residents.

Banking by Country

  • USA – For Americans, the quickest and easiest way to deposit is by Visa Card (debit, credit, prepaid, gift). If declined, cash transfer services work really well, but are inconvenient. Players can withdraw money by check or money transfer service.
  • Canada – Currently for Canadians, Moneybookers/Skrill is the absolute best way to deposit and withdraw money.
  • Australia – Aussies have numerous choices for depositing and withdrawing funds, with Neteller being one of the safest and most reliable options. Others include Moneybookers, EntroPay, and ClickandBuy.