The online sportsbooks remain the most popular place for many bettors all over the world to place their sports wagers. Even in the countries with legal bookmaking systems, such as UK, many prefer to bet on sports at the offshore sportsbooks, where the access to thousands of odds is instantaneous and, let's face it, better than what you would get offline. The only issue many are facing when deciding to bet on the internet is the deposit methods used by the sportsbooks. Here we have listed the current sportsbook deposit methods, along with which online sportsbook offers which of those depositing methods. In addition, brief description and explanation of the working of the deposit method is provided, when available, starting with the most popular sportsbook deposit method and working our way down the list.
Credit Cards - by far the fastest and easiest deposit method at all of the online sportsbooks. Visa and MasterCard are the major credit cards accepted by the sports betting companies and depending on the sportsbook - often times one doesn't incur any charges for using a credit card to fund the bettor's account. Unfortunately for those who are in the USA, a very small amount of offshore sportsbooks currently process credit cards as a deposit method. This sportsbook claims to take both Visa and MasterCard, although a verification and authorization is a must before they could accept a credit card. And 5Dimes currently claims to take Visa, with similar stringent verification process. All the UK sportsbooks we have recommended on our home page accept credit cards without any fees, but USA players are not allowed to open accounts with them.
Person to Person Transaction - the majority of the sportsbooks accept person to person transactions. To learn more, click here.
e-Wallets - by far the most popular sportsbook deposit method is the e-wallets. They are very simple - one needs to open an account with the e-wallet provider and deposit money into the ewallet either via a credit card or a bank account. In turn one can use the ewallet to fund their sportsbook account. Each individual sportsbook will have preferred ewallet, therefore we cannot cover the specifics, but they would be explained at each sportsbook's cashier section.