Visa Sports Betting Banking Options
When you sign up at any reputable online sports betting site, you will have a host of banking options to choose from. While we recommend Bitcoin betting deposits over all other methods (as these come with no added fees and are the only way to claim same-day payouts from international sportsbooks), Visa is still the most accessible method for most users. When you deposit with Visa, you have four options:
Visa Credit Cards
Visa credit cards are the go-to for the majority of bettors. These come with added fees that are between 3% and 7% at most books, though sports betting sites will often waive all fees associated with your very first Visa deposit. (You may also incur an additional small fee for international transactions, which is levied by your bank, not your legal online sportsbook.)
That said, Visa gambling restrictions occasionally interrupt your deposits, per the UIGEA. About 5% of all Visa sports betting deposits are declined.
If this happens, you can wait about 15 minutes and try again, or you can use a different deposit option. Please note that if your Visa deposit is rejected, you have broken no laws and have done nothing wrong, and your card has not been deactivated.
Visa Debit Cards
Visa debit cards will work at all major US sportsbooks that accept Visa, but they can have the same issues with the UIGEA that Visa credit cards do. As a result, about one transaction in 20