Did you know you can now deposit funds using Apple Pay at top bookmakers such as Betfair, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, and 888Sport?
It’s one of the latest moves by online bookmakers to keep tech-savvy punters happy. The Apple Pay e-wallet is only available to Apple users, so if you’ve got an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch with Touch ID Capability it’s an option you might want to explore.
How Does Apple Pay Work?
When you make a deposit using Apple Pay, you’ll be depositing money straight from your chosen bank card. You can then deposit funds to your bookie directly from your mobile device, without having to remember your CSV 3-digit code or always have your debit card to hand.
If you regularly buy goods or services online or through apps with Apple Pay, you’ll find funding your bookmaker account with Apple Pay just as easy.
What Banks Support Apple Pay?
You’ll find a number of UK-based banks support Apple Pay including Barclays, Halifax, Lloyds, HSBC, Nat West, RBS, TSB, and Santander to name but a few. If you’re not sure whether your bank allows you to use Apple Pay, you can simply contact them and they’ll tell you.
How To Use Apple Pay On iPhone?
Using Apple Pay on the iPhone is simple. You’ll have already registered your fingerprint and Apple ID when you set up your iPhone, so all you need to do is add a debit or credit card.
Go to settings and click on the apple wallet section and then the add a card section. Here you can add a card by scanning it with your camera, which will register the 16-digit long number. If your camera doesn’t pick up this number correctly, don’t worry, you should be able to edit it manually.
You should also read the terms and conditions before agreeing to them. Then check all your details are correct. To complete account authentication, you’ll also need to phone your bank or agree to receive a text message to get your verification code. Once you have your code, enter it as instructed to activate your card. You can now use Apple Pay.
Are There Any Limitations?
There are a few. If you couldn’t use your payment card to place bets before you registered with Apple Pay (for example American Express) you won’t be able to use it to fund your betting accounts via Apple Pay.
You also need to be in the United Kingdom or another country where gambling is legal to use Apple Pay, and your bank card will also need to be registered in a country where gambling is legal.
It’s always a good idea to check deposit limits with your bookmaker, but the minimum deposit limit is normally £5 and the maximum £5,000 per transaction.
Is There A Fee For Using Apple Pay?
Most bookies won’t charge you a fee for depositing funds using Apple Pay but, again, it’s always wise to double-check with them if you’re not sure. Apparently, it costs the bookmaker slightly more if you use Apple Pay, but they’re obviously happy to take that hit to keep your custom, so you don’t need to worry.
Can I Withdraw My Winnings?
Unfortunately, Apple Pay can’t currently be used to make withdrawals from bookmaker accounts, so you will need to set up another withdrawal method. Hopefully, this will change in the near future, but for now, you’ll have to determine which other withdrawal methods your bookmaker offers works best for you.