PAYMENT METHODS FOR ESPORTS BETTING: VISA

Visa remains a popular choice for payment for esports betting, and it is accepted by the vast majority of bookmakers worldwide. Anyone who is keen on esports betting should make sure that they use a secure, safe and globally recognised method of payment. Visa can offer that, and here, we’ll outline just what makes using Visa such a sensible idea, when it comes to betting on games such as StarCraft II, League of Legends or CS:GO

QUICK OVERVIEW

Visa is a widely recognised brand across the world, especially by bettors. A multinational corporation, based in California in the USA, the company facilitates electronic funds transfers, often via Visa-branded credit or debit cards. 

Its logo is familiar to most people, whatever country they live in, and many people will currently have a Visa-branded debit or credit card in their wallet. The company’s processing network, VisaNet, is considered as one of the world’s most advanced, and most trusted. This makes Visa an excellent choice for betting on your favourite esports.

TRUSTED BRAND FOR BETTING FANS

Visa is now the second-largest card payment organisation in the world. Because of this, it’s one of the most popular ways to make deposits for betting on esports. It was surpassed as the largest in 2015 by Chinese company China UnionPay. However, if Chinese transactions are subtracted from the two company’s market share, then Visa remains the largest card payment company in the world. 

Visa’s history dates back to 1958, when Bank of America launched a credit card scheme in Fresno, California. At this stage, betting on esports was just a distant dream. By the late 1960s, all the banks across the USA who had licensed the card system from Bank of America would combine into an association. This was the brainchild of a businessman called Dee Hock, who would later coin the name Visa. 

WHY SHOULD YOU USE VISA?

UNIVERSALITY

The main appeal of using Visa is its sheer ubiquity. The Visa sign is seen across the world, at a huge range of different types of commercial outlet, from supermarkets to car dealerships, from cinemas to mobile phone shops. It is also used by the vast majority of licensed bookmakers, including us here at esportsbetting.com, so is a great option to use for match betting or any other type of esports bet. When placing bets on esports, Visa offers users a greater degree of safety and security, as well as convenience, largely because of its status as a well-respected company with an established reputation across the world. 

Obtaining a Visa card offers so much more than options for betting too. With Visa accepted across the world, bettors everywhere are taking advantage of fast and easy transactions using this method. Whether you want to use your Visa for having a flutter on League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, or any other of the many esports we offer at esportsbetting.com – we’ve got you covered. 

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Using Visa for esports betting offers a standard of safety and security which should ease the anxieties of even the least trusting of customers. Visa has a number of security and safety features built into its own systems, and also has a longstanding global reputation to protect. This alone means that it is one of the safest ways of making your deposits. Visa has been devising methods to keep its transactions secure since it was first launched, over 50 years ago, and has been a market leader for most of that time too. 

The sheer size of the company means that it deploys massive resources in its security systems. Due to Visa’s reach, it is also possible for them to rectify any mistakes very quickly, and get your account back on track if there has been some kind of security breach of any kind. 

Visa’s customer service networks are very highly developed, and they provide a degree of support to merchants such as bookmakers which few other payment methods can match. Using Visa for esports gambling guarantees a certain level of safety and security, which should give anyone who uses it real peace of mind.

SPEED AND CONVENIENCE

Visa remains one of the quickest and convenient methods of paying for bets on games such as Dota 2, CS:GO and League of Legends. When placing bets on esports, Visa offers a rapidity and efficiency for processing payment which not many other methods can match. 

GET MORE FROM YOUR VISA PAYMENTS

It is also possible to link a Visa debit card with a Paypal account, giving the user the additional convenience of Paypal, and backing it up with Visa’s considerable security resources. As most Visa cards are linked to either a bank account or credit account, accessing winnings that have accrued from bets is also very quick and easy, with money appearing in your account immediately in some cases. Overall, Visa remains one of the quickest and most convenient ways making deposits for betting on esports, and is trusted by thousands of our members.

ADDITIONAL BONUSES WITH VISA

Visa will sometimes award loyalty bonuses to customers who use their cards. Many Visa cards operate a system where the customer receives a number of ‘points’ for every pound that they spend using the card. These points can then be redeemed in order to obtain special deals on purchases, or for other bonuses such as free travel. Some companies which offer Visa cards will provide customers with gift cards, once they have acquired a certain number of points. This means that you can get extra goodies, just for enjoying a flutter or two on your favourite esports!

Some card issuers will offer some bonuses such as a favourable interest rate to new customers with a good credit rating. Others will provide long-term and loyal customers with greater benefits of this kind, the longer they continue to use the card. Placing esports bets with Visa can therefore bring other benefits that go beyond winning cash by betting. 

ESPORTSBETTING.COM RISK FREEBETS

Another important facet of using Visa for esports betting is that credit or debit card customers qualify for our special Risk Freebets offer. Visa bets on esports will ensure that you qualify for our welcome offer. In truth, this is one of the main benefits of using a Visa card for betting on esports. Free bets and other bonuses are a great way of boosting your financial war chest when it comes to betting on Dota 2 or similar games, and are not something which a sensible punter should turn down. 

HOW TO PAY WITH VISA

Paying for bets on esports with Visa is a very simple process indeed. When you set up your new esportsbetting.com account, you can select Visa by choosing the credit/debit card option in the payments section. It is possible to link more than one card to an account, adding flexibility to payment options. 

When you request to add funds to your new account using Visa, we will provide you with an electronic form to fill in. You need to ensure that all the required fields are completed accurately. Any inaccuracies will mean that the payment cannot be processed. 

These fields include the long number on the front of the credit card, the start date, the expiry date and the issue number. Many debit cards do not have an issue number, this varies according to which bank issued the card. 

DECIDE YOUR BUDGET AND GET READY TO BET

The next stage in using Visa for esports gambling is to choose the amount of money that you wish to deposit in your esportsbetting.com account. Check the minimum deposit amount to ensure that you get access to our special welcome bonus. The next step is to input the three-digit security number from the back of the card. 

Once this has been inputted accurately, you may be asked for some additional security information from your card issuer. Once those details have been inputted, all you need to do is to click on ‘confirm’ or similar and the funds will be in your account. The card can then be used to top up funds in the betting account whenever they are needed. 

If you have been successful placing bets on esports with Visa, then it is also possible to withdraw winnings onto a card. This is another very simple process. You simply need to allocate your card as your withdrawal method, check the balance on your betting account, enter the amount that you wish to withdraw, then click ‘withdraw’. The funds will appear in your card account within a short period of time.

OTHER PAYMENT METHODS AT ESPORTSBETTING.COM

There are several other payment methods that customers can use to pay for betting on Dota or any of the other esports games offered by esportsbetting.com. Mastercard is another famous brand name in the world of credit and debit cards, and many of our customers choose this method for making their deposits.

HAVE YOU CONSIDERED E-WALLETS

E-wallets such Paypal, Skrill and Neteller are also frequently used by many of our members for placing esports bets. E-wallets act as a virtual wallet you can deposit funds, and then use them to credit your esportsbetting.com account. They make transferring funds very simple and secure, and can often be used in tandem with a credit or debit card.

We also accept direct bank transfers from your bank account. This method is secure, but it can take three to five working days for funds to appear in your esportsbetting.com account. 

Another method that can be used for your deposits is payment by cheque, which may suit customers who wish to deposit very large amounts of money, or those of you who consider yourselves high rollers! Now you’ve got the lowdown on how to make payments into your account, why not place your first bet with esportsbetting.com today?!