Paysafecard is a popular prepaid payment method that many punters use to deposit funds at a variety of bookmakers in the United Kingdom and other countries.
At the time of writing, the list of bookmakers that offer Paysafecard as a payment method included Ladbrokes, Coral, BetVictor, 888Sport, Paddy Power, Betway, William Hill, Betfair, Betfred, Unibet, Racebets, 10Bet, Netbet, BetHard, and Boylesports. You may also find some less well-known bookmakers also accept Paysafecard, whilst some of the bookies in the list may stop allowing payments to be made by Paysafecard in the future.
What is Paysafecard?
Paysafecard is one of the world’s most popular prepaid payment methods. You can use it to purchase items at thousands of online stores. You can also use it to make deposits at many global bookmakers without having to use a bank card or credit card.
To buy Paysafecards, you’ll need to find a sales outlet that sells them. These include Asda, Poundland, and WH Smith. You can choose to buy denominations such as £10, £25, £40, £50, £75, and £100 and any combination of multiple cards.
You can then deposit some or all the funds from your card(s) into your bookmaker account by using the 16-digit PIN on the card. You can even use the Paysafecard app to access your Paysafecards on the move, making sure you never have to miss any tips from your favourite tipsters.
Is Paysafecard Secure?
Yes, Paysafecard is considered one of the securest ways to fund your online bookmaker accounts by prepaid card. You don’t have to carry cash or give your personal debit cards or credit card details to bookmakers.
But Paysafecard does provide some safety rules it suggests you follow.
• Only enter Paysafecard PINs at reputable online bookmakers that accept Paysafecard
• Never divulge Paysafecard PINs by telephone or email
• Lock your Paysafecard account temporarily if there is suspicious activity on it
Is It Easy to Deposit Funds Using Paysafecard?
Depositing funds with Paysafecard at a bookmaker is normally very easy. The process may vary slightly from bookmaker to bookmaker, but you will normally be required to complete the following steps.
1. Log in to your bookmaker account
2. Click on my account
3. Click on banking
4. Select Paysafecard from the list of deposit options
5. Select how much you want to deposit
6. Enter your Paysafecard PIN
7. Enter your bookmaker password
8. Click deposit
9. Check to see if your deposit has been added to your bookmaker account
10. Start betting
Is It Easy to Withdraw Funds Using Paysafecard?
Currently, you’re more likely to find that bookmakers only accept deposits by Paysafecard and not withdrawals. That means you’ll have to have another registered payment method with your bookmaker to withdraw your winnings quickly.
However, due to demand, Paysafecard is apparently working on a way to allow bookmakers to offer punters the chance to withdraw winnings.
How Do I Sign Up to Paysafecard?
You don’t have to sign up to Paysafecard to use it. All you need to do is go along to your nearest outlet that sells Paysafecard and purchase one or more cards. But you may want to visit the Paysafecard website to take a look before you buy.
The Paysafecard website also has some handy tools to make buying and using Paysafecards even easier. You can enter your postcode to find the nearest outlets that sell Paysafecards. You can also check the balance on any card by entering its 16-digit PIN. You’ll also find links to the Apple Store and Google Store from where you can respectively download the Paysafecard app for iOS and Android.
The History of Paysafecard
Paysafecard was established in Austria in 2000. As it grew in strength and popularity it absorbed two of its competitors Ukash and Wallie. But in 2013, it became part of Skrill before becoming part of the Optimal Payments Group in 2015. This group has subsequently rebranded itself as the Paysafe Group, which offers Paysafecard payments in over 40 countries.
Why is Paysafecard a Good Bet?
• Paysafecard allows you to buy prepaid cards with cash or debit or credit cards and then use these prepaid cards to deposit funds at many top online bookmakers
• You can deposit funds with Paysafecard at many top online bookies quickly, without having to register any debit or credit card with your bookmaker
• You can deposit some or all the funds on your Paysafecard at once, and check your balance at any time on the Paysafecard website or app
Can I buy Paysafecards for someone else?
Yes. It’s the person who has the 16-digit PIN that can use the card. Just make sure you tell them to keep the PIN and card safe
Can I buy more than one Paysafecard?
Yes. Just make sure that the funds on the cards will be used within 12 months. After this, Paysafecard will deduct £3 a month until you empty the card, or it becomes empty.
Will I be eligible to receive my new member welcome bonus if I deposit using Paysafecard?
You’ll need to check this with each individual bookmaker you sign up with. Some bookmakers will allow you to claim welcome bonuses when you make deposits with Paysafecard, but some may not.
Can I withdraw winnings from my bookmaker using Paysafecard?
Please check with the bookmaker you intend to deposit funds with, as most bookmakers don’t allow Paysafecard withdrawals.
What currencies can I make deposits in with Paysafecard?
You’ll need to check with each bookmaker to see which currencies they accept Paysafecard payments in, as this may vary from bookmaker to bookmaker.