Now with some idea of the advantages that using the e-wallet option at betting sites accepting PayPal can bring, next we size up how to deposit with it.
In our experience, using PayPal for betting is hassle-free, convenient and quick. The same can be said of depositing at betting sites with PayPal.
1. Select from betting sites that Accept PayPal
First, you must select betting sites that accept PayPal, such as BoyleSports, bet365 and BetVictor.
For full details of which betting sites accept PayPal, see our comprehensive list at the top of the page.
From there, select your site (or sites) and pay for their website or mobile betting app a visit.
2. Log in to the betting site and click ‘Deposit'
If you are a new customer at one of the PayPal betting sites, complete the registration process first.
This shouldn't be a complicated step and takes just a few minutes to complete by entering your details.
If you are an existing betting site customer wanting to start using PayPal, log in and head to your Account management.
3. Choose 'PayPal' as your Deposit Method
Within your account, look for the Deposit or Payment Options link. UK players will see the available deposit methods, including PayPal. Select the PayPal option.
4. Enter Deposit Amount
Put in the deposit amount, taking note of any deposit minimums. This will vary between PayPal betting sites, but a standard benchmark is a £10 minimum.
5. Press ‘Deposit'
Pause to ensure that you have put the correct deposit amount in, then hit the 'Deposit' button to start the processing.
You will then be redirected to your PayPal account.
If you are doing this on a browser, make sure pop-ups are allowed because you will be redirected to your PayPal account, and that's often via a pop-up. This needs to happen to verify and connect the link between PayPal and the betting site.
6. Authorise the Payment
On the PayPal app or site, or potentially through an OTP if that is what you have set up on your phone, authorise the payment.
7. Use Your Deposited Funds
The deposit should be in your online betting account quickly, sometimes instantly. If not, be patient and check the transaction status in PayPal.
Once you have set up PayPal as a deposit method on your account, it will remain there until you decide to remove the link.
If desired, you can still add other deposit methods, like a debit card or another e-wallet solution, to the betting account. Using PayPal doesn't close off alternative options.
Deposit Limits with PayPal Betting Sites
BetVictor has a minimum deposit of £10 for PayPal, while others may be lower at a £5 minimum deposit. That's an example of how limits at betting sites accepting PayPal can differ.
Check within the help pages of betting sites UK for complete details. Deposit minimums are listed on the payment page of a betting site after selecting the PayPal option.
It is all straightforward to use. One thing to note is that deposits through PayPal may be excluded from welcome bonus offers. So check the full T&cs of any such promotions beforehand.
Personal deposit and bet limits can be set up when betting sites accept PayPal.