Gambling using a credit card
Gambling businesses must not accept credit card payments for gambling.
- 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.Next page
Why we banned gambling with credit cards