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Gambling using a credit card

Gambling businesses must not accept credit card payments for gambling.

This includes:

  • online betting  
  • online casino and bingo  
  • lotteries who accept online payments or payments over the telephone  
  • high street bookmakers and track bookmakers 
  • high street casinos, bingo halls and arcades.

Credit cards can still be used to buy lottery tickets and scratchcards from a shop alongside non-gambling products. It would be an unfair expectation on retailers to identify and prevent credit card payments for lottery tickets if they form part of a wider shop.

A gambling business should make sure that if they are accepting payment from an e-wallet, such as PayPal or Skrill, that the money was not loaded from a credit card.

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Why we banned gambling with credit cards