Best Credit Card Betting Sites – Sportsbooks that Accept Credit Cards
Unfortunately for bettors, the types of betting sites that support credit card depositing/withdrawal have become hard to come by. Their numbers have been dwindling since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) was passed. This act is also known as Internet Gambling Bill, SAFE Port Act Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006, and Warning, Alert, and Response Network Act. Its long title is An Act to prevent the use of certain payment instruments, credit cards, and fund transfers for unlawful Internet gambling, and for other purposes. The purpose of UIGEA is to prohibit “gambling businesses from knowingly accepting payments in connection with the participation of another person in a bet or wager that involves the use of the Internet and that is unlawful under any federal or state law.”
But that’s all jargon. In lay terms it means you cannot use a credit card to fund a sportsbook account. So what to do? Should we cue up The Clash and all sing along to I Fought The Law (And The Law Won)? Not quite yet. As bad as the good ol’ US of A wants to be the world police, its reach exceeds its grasp. (Shout-out to Robert Browning).
UIGEA does not affect people who reside out of the United States and its territories. They can easily and happily use their credit cards to fund their sportsbook accounts. The best part is that the types of betting sites that accept credit cards, accept American credit cards. Visa, Mastercard, American Express. They all saw the light of day in American soil. But they have grown so large they know no borders. They’re everywhere you want to be and can be used for everything money can buy. So don’t leave home without them.
Or do leave home with them? You know you could always leave everything behind and move to another country. It’s so crazy it might actually work. On second thought, let’s not pull a Paul Gauguin. Yet. First, let us take a look at some of the types of betting sites that do accept credit card deposits.
Sportsbooks Accepting Credit Cards:
- Accepts Visa and Mastercard
- Also accepts Bank Wire, BitCoin, ACH, MoneyGram and Western Union
- Withdrawals can be made with bank wire, BitCoin, MoneyGram and Western Union
- Accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express
- Accepts deposits/withdrawals with Bitcoin
- Accepts Visa
- Also accepts person-to-person transfer and Bitcoin
- Accepts Visa and Mastercard
- Also accepts Skrill, DirectCash and QuickCash
- Payouts are processed with QuickCash, DirectCash, Back2Card, bank wire and check by courier
Wow, so many options in addition to credit cards. These must truly be contenders for the title of best sportsbook online. In summary, if you live outside of the United States of America either Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. And if you live within the confines of “sea to shining sea,” use one or more of those other methods.
But if you live in the US and are deadest on using your credit card, you can use an intermediary. Otherwise known as a third party wallet. Neteller comes to mind right off the bat. Neteller started processing online gambling payments in July 2000. Almost 100% of the firm’s revenue at that time came from fund transfers to online gaming firms. Many of those users were and are United States residents.
Or you could simply compromise. You could use a debit card. Sure, debit cards are the Eli to credit cards’ Peyton. But they are accepted almost everywhere. And they usually do not include fees. Of course, then you’d have to determine which sportsbooks accept debit cards. But that’s probably an article for another day.