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Introduction

MasterCard Incorporated is an American multinational financial services company. Originally known as “Interbank” (established 16.12.1966) and then “Master Charge”, the new MasterCard was introduced in the USA in 1979 and is housed at MasterCard International Global Headquarters in New York.

In the 1980s, MasterCard became the first payment card issued in the People’s Republic and introduced laser holograms on cards, along with the MasterCard business card. That made MasterCard the global brand it is today.

Gambling and Betting using MasterCard

Being the global brand that it represents nowadays, MasterCard is currently accepted by most online casinos and betting institutions. MasterCard has made it much safer and much more convenient to fund any of someone’s online accounts.

However, this engagement in the world of gambling is mostly regulated by the country’s and even the local state’s rules and laws.

Stated below are some examples of these laws that regulate the online gambling.

United States of America

-       The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) is a legislation regulating online gambling. 

-       It prohibits gambling businesses from “knowingly accepting payments in connection with the participation of another person in a bet or wager that involves the use of the Internet and this is unlawful under any federal or state law”. 

-       However, the law does not mention state lotteries, and while some states have laws that ban online gambling, many do not have this law. 

 -       Not to forget that to start an online gambling company, a state license is always required. 

United Kingdom

-       By the 14th of April 2020, people living in the UK will not be able to place bets using credit cards, keeping in mind that there is a total of almost 24 million British adults who gamble and almost half of them do it online. 

-       Separate research of these statistics indicates that approximately 20% of these online gamblers use credit cards to gamble and are classed as problem gamblers.

-       Only lottery tickets in the UK will be able to be bought with credit cards, but they will be available for purchase in shops only and must be bought along other items. 

On a final note, one cannot deny that a MasterCard is generally accepted by most gambling institutions; However, the legitimacy of using them to actually gamble depends on the country.

MasterCard’s use for betting (Pros & Cons)

Pros 

-       MasterCard has a strong customer base and volume.

-       Transactions are carried out within seconds.

-       Transaction are accepted at most retailers. 

-        Because it is important to play within your budget, MasterCard offers Debit cards and prepaid cards which can help to keep things within a preset limit.

-       MasterCard takes fraud prevention and detection extremely seriously and has implemented details countermeasures to help prevent fraud and minimize the impact felt by the consumer when fraud does occur. 

-       Relatively small to no fees associated with MasterCard deposits.

Cons 

-       Policies – these vary from country to country – but in certain countries, casino winnings cannot be transferred into a MasterCard account.

Step by Step: How to use MasterCard for betting

1-    The specific manner in which you use your MasterCard to make a certain deposit depends on which specific MasterCard product you are using

2-    Most online casinos/betting companies have a credit/debit card payment option. 

3-    You have to provide basic financial and contact information that includes:

-       Card Number

-       The card’s expiration date

-       A security code if present

-       Home Address

-       Telephone Number

-       Email Address (Possibly)

4-    Advise how much you would like to purchase, and the transaction is processed instantly.

5-    One thing to keep in mind is that if you’re using a MasterCard credit card to make a deposit with and online bookmaker, you’ll have to use an alternate withdrawal method when you want to withdraw your winnings.

Fees

-       Fees depend on the country you’re located in, as well as which bank has issued your MasterCard, so fees vary from country to country and bank to bank. 

-       There is a small fee for withdrawals at ATMs and for use abroad.

Safety

Gambling sites are safe, and like any land-based institution, security is a top priority.  Latest encryption and security technology are used to

-       Protect users from hackers

-       Identity thieves

-       Identify any security threats.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Q-1: Which US-friendly bookmakers accept MasterCard deposits?

A: According to cheekypunter.com, the top 9 online bookmakers who accept MasterCard deposits are as follows:

-        Bet365

-        Betvictor

-        Coral

-        William Hill

-        Paddy Power

-        Betfred

-        888Sport

-        Betfair

-        Unibet

The same article goes on to indicate that Ladbrokes, Boylesports and Betdaq also accept MasterCard deposits, with withdrawals taking a maximum of five days to clear and no additional fees attached. 

Q-2: Does MasterCard allow online betting deposits in my country?

A: As of the 27th April 2017, there are currently seven countries in which all online gambling is completely illegal on both national and international websites:

1-    Brunei

2-    Kuwait

3-    Lebanon

4-    North Korea

5-    Qatar

6-    Singapore

7-    United Arab Emirates

8-    Vietnam

9-    Cambodia

Q-3: Is MasterCard a safe method of depositing funds onto an online betting site?

A: As explained earlier on in this article, yes. 

Q-4: Why don’t I see MasterCard as a withdrawal method?

A: This could be for a variety of reasons. The most common (and most likely) one being that it is a security measure. This is to say that the casino wishes to safeguard against players gambling with money they don’t actually have. However, some other sites simply don’t allow MasterCard withdrawals, whereas others can charge a fee between 2% and 8% on any amount you attempt to withdraw for no immediately obvious reason. MasterCard itself has the right to thoroughly inspect random transactions, which can result in your attempted withdrawal being held up for an indefinite period of time.

In short, it’s always best to check ahead of time as to the site’s limitations on MasterCard withdrawals if you do not have another payment method available to you.

Q-5: Can I use a friend or family member’s account to deposit via MasterCard?

A: This one is more of a ‘common sense’ issue. If you have their permission, then yes. Otherwise, then although it may still be technically possible to do so, you absolutely should not.

Q-6: Can you use MasterCard on Bet365?

A: Yes.

 Q-7:  Does Betway accept MasterCard?

A: You can use MasterCard to make deposits on Betway. However, the site will not allow you to make MasterCard withdrawals.