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Using e-wallets to bet online

An e-wallet or electronic wallet allows you to combine multiple payment methods. You can use the same e-wallet to gamble with different businesses.

Gambling companies can’t accept payments from e-wallets that do not block the use of credit card funds for gambling

The Gambling Commission banned gambling with credit cards. This includes using a credit card through an e-wallet or to deposit money into your e-wallet.

For any given e-wallet provider, gambling companies must ensure that provider doesn't allow customers to fund their e-wallets with credit cards, and then use those funds for gambling.

Companies will need to reject all payments made through an e-wallet provider that does not block:

  • credit cards, or
  • credit card funds used for gambling through their wallet facilities.

Types of e-wallets

There are lots of different types of e-wallet providers, for example PayPal and Skrill.

Some betting sites may also allow you to use digital payment services such as Apple Pay. The company should tell you if there are minimum deposit limits or fees.

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