If you don't have PayPal or are still not comfortable using it for online sports betting, what are the alternatives?
There are a whole host of viable payment options available for online bookmakers, as they look to accommodate as many players as possible,
Both Neteller and Skrill are probably the most popular of the remaining e-wallet options available and have built a good reputation, thanks to a heavy focus on the online betting/gambling niche.
Like PayPal, these e-wallets allow players to keep bank details away from the bookmakers, offering that extra level of security. One major issue of note, however, is that you normally cannot claim a welcome offer using Neteller or Skrill as your payment method of choice and this is very much the norm across bookmaker sites.
Apple Pay/Google Pay
Apple Pay and Google Pay are both becoming major competitors to PayPal, with their ease of access via iOS or Android devices, plus the added security that comes with it, via biometric or face scanning technology.
This method of pay is open to millions of users and bookmakers are starting to add these options to their payment choices. However, a lack of withdrawal options does hurt its capabilities and like Neteller and Skrill above, the vast majority of welcome bonuses are ineligible, when using Apple Pay or Google Pay for an initial deposit.
The most common payment method remains the humble debit/bank card. The great advantage of a debit card is the speed. Since you cut out the middleman (PayPal, Neteller, Skrill etc), the transaction is almost instant and there are no issues with processing withdrawals either.
All sign-up bonuses are usually available with debit/bank cards, so there is no confusion as to what welcome bonus a player can or cannot claim.
Users, of course, will be concerned for their personal data and potential fraud when using any card online, but in the modern era, legitimate bookmakers are legally bound to protect your information and fraudulent behaviour is less of a problem nowadays.