Credit Card Restrictions – UK and Irish customers

There are some important restrictions to note with regards to credit card deposits with Betfair, for both Irish and UK customers. Please note these differ for UK and Irish customers, and we have outlined the relevant restrictions below.

Credit Card Restrictions for UK Customers:

  • Outside of our own Safer Gambling initiatives, the laws in the UK have changed, which means that betting companies can’t accept top-ups to your account from Credit Cards. Betfair are fully supportive of the changes and won’t be taking any funds that come from Credit Cards from the 14th of April 2020. 
  • Additionally, as per UK Gambling Commission guidance, this restriction for UK customers also includes any deposits or top-ups to accounts made via alternative methods such as PayPal, PaySafe cards, etc; in cases where the balance was initially funded by Credit Cards.
  • You can still withdraw funds to the Credit Cards attached to your account.


Credit Card Restrictions for Irish Customers:

  • To better protect our Irish customers, and as part of our internal safer gambling initiatives, we have also committed to no longer accepting top ups or deposits from Credit Cards to your account.
  • From the 31st of March 2021, we will no longer accept credit card deposits to Irish accounts.
  • We will continue to accept deposits from Revolut cards and alternative payment methods, such as Paysafe cards or Neteller, as usual, however any deposits which originate from a credit card will not be accepted.
  • You can still withdraw funds to the Credit Cards attached to your account. 


You can continue to use Debit Cards as normal. If you need to update your card, it’s simple:


On Desktop:

  1. Click on ‘My Account’
  2. Go to ‘My Betfair Account’
  3. Click ‘Payments”
  4. Click ‘Card Details’
  5. Add new card


On Mobile:

  1. Tap ‘My Account’ in the header
  2. Tap ‘My Card Details’ in the Payments section
  3. Add new card

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