How to Deposit at Online Betting Sites

Depending where you live in the world, betting deposits can be a cinch or a complex process. In countries where gambling is fully legal, it’s possible to deposit with a credit card or to use popular e-wallets such as Neteller or Skrill. In this article I’ll cover a few deposit options for those living where deposits are a bit more difficult first, and then conclude with methods for EU and UK bettors.

EntroPay Deposits

Entropay DepositsThis is a popular deposit method for players living in countries where it’s not otherwise possible to use a credit card or VISA or MasterCard logoed debit card to deposit. For example if you live in India, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia and have the standard debit cards banks issue with VISA or MasterCard logos on them – EntroPay is a way you can use that card at online gambling sites without worry the card will be declined. The other benefit is this method adds privacy as well; your bank will not know you’re making betting deposits.

To use EntroPay, start by opening an account at their website www.entropay.com. Next you’ll add your credit or debit card for the purpose of loading your EntroPay account. An important note, with most cards you’ll be required to complete the 3D Secure Code verification, such as Verified by Visa or MasterCard SecureCode. While this appears optional, in most cases it is not; failure to use a 3D Secure Code service will result in your card being declined so be sure not to skip this step.

Once your card is funded you’ll be given the details for your EntroPay Virtual Visa Card. If using it to deposit at www.bet365.com select EntroPay as your deposit option and follow the on screen instructions to deposit. When using it at www.188bet.com then you’ll need to select credit card as your deposit option and then use your EntroPay Virtual Visa as if it was a regular VISA card.

Note: At Bet365 you can both deposit and withdrawal with EntroPay. Once the funds are back in your EntroPay account, you can request EntroPay transfer them to your local bank. At 188Bet this method can only be used for deposit, when cashing out one of their agents will make a cash deposit to your bank account, which generally takes 1-2 days to complete.

WebMoney Deposits

Webmoney DepositsWebmoney is a decent option for bettors living in Eastern Europe, or those living in South East Asia who managed their online betting accounts in USD. Their system was founded originally as a transfer service similar to PayPal, but for the Russian market. Likewise this is a great option for those using Russian Rouble, but there are other currencies supported as well, as you can see on the below list.

  • WMZ – currency equivalent to the US$
  • WMR – currency equivalent to the Russian Rouble
  • WME – currency equivalent to the Euro
  • WMU – currency equivalent to the Ukrainian Hryvna
  • WMB – currency equivalent to the Byelorussian Rubles
  • WMG – currency equivalent to Gold

Their service is quite complex and involves purses (mini-bank accounts) and passports (a service to verify your identity). At www.pinnaclesports.com it is possible to use WebMoney as a deposit method. What you need to do is first open an account at www.wmtransfer.com. You should then verify a passport. Next you’ll want to add funds to a purse. Those living outside of Russia are advised to open a WMZ purse which is US dollar account.

To fund your purse, visit the purse and then click “add funds”. You’ll be prompted to enter details of one of their prepaid cards which of course you won’t have. So, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Choose the most convenient method to add funds” Here you’ll find many options to load your account.

Next you need to make sure your first and last name are available for review. To do this log on to your WebMoney account, on the left side of the screen click “control panel”. Then where your passport details are displayed, unclick the boxes next to your first and last names. Once this is complete you can make the deposit to Pinnacle Sports. When you want to cash out you can send funds back to you WebMoney account. You can remove these funds at any time by either transferring them to your bank, or ordering a prepaid card that will work at your local ATM.

Cash Transfer Service

This is a great method for those living in the United States to use. This involves taking cash to your local supermarket or Wal-Mart filling out a form and sending that cash to an online betting site. When you want to withdrawal you can use the same method. The betting site best with this is www.5dimes.eu. You should start by registering an account and then contacting their live website chat for information on how to use this service.

Methods for UK and Euro Punters

If you live in the UK, Ireland, Germany or anywhere else gambling is not heavily restricted, you’ll have no challenge finding a suitable banking option. The methods available include credit card, UKash, Neteller, Skrill, Click2Pay and countless others. Our recommended betting site for members living in these countries is www.ladbrokes.com. If you register an account and visit their cashier, you’ll find no shortage of banking methods, all explained in full detail.

For country specific options refer to our pages on Poland Betting Sites and Korean Betting Sites.

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