One thing that bothers a lot of folks out there is their online security. This is especially true when it comes to paying for stuff online. We’ve all heard horror stories where credit cards were hacked causing the loss of thousands of dollars. Worse still when such credit cards are also linked to bank accounts.
There is a way around this though and that is to have a dedicated credit card which you use just for your sports betting. For ages PayPal has been my payment option of choice for almost all online purchases. Unfortunately not everyone uses PayPal and so I had to find another, secure, way to pay for stuff online. Including placing bets on my favourite sports. I looked everywhere and finally settled on NETELLER.
From start to finish my NETELLER experience has been all positive. Usually when you read the hype that companies place online you come to realise that’s all it really is. All bloody hype. Not so with NETELLER. They said that you can use their services on the majority of sites and so far I haven’t joined one that doesn’t use NETELLER. Here is what they have to say about themselves.
Our services are renowned for being very flexible or easy to use, and we have a lot of very satisfied customers.
NETELLER enables its customers to make online payments for both services and products online, send and receive money transfers and pay friends and family.[/contentbox]
I can definitely vouch that they’re flexible and I’m definitely a satisfied customer.
I’ve made my share of online payments and I’ve also have received, and continue to receive, online payments as well. I’ve also transferred money to my NETELLER account as well as transferred money from NETELLER to my bank account.
My favourite NETELLER feature by far though is Net+ their virtual prepaid Mastercard and their Net+ Physical Prepaid Mastercard. While both cards can be used to purchase goods and services online only the physical one can be used anywhere that accepts Mastercard. I have to admit that I like having something that I can actually touch in my wallet 😉 I actually took a photo of it so I can show you guys. Naturally, for security reasons I blanked out the bits that you shouldn’t see.
With the vitrual card you can actually define how much can be spent on that card. A great feature in case some wanker actually manages to hack into it.
As you can see from the image on the left I placed $500 into my virtual card and still have $67.32 left. I could have placed a lot less into it if I wanted to.
The only problem with the virtual card is you can only use it online. This is why I decided to get the Net+ Physical Prepaid Mastercard. I can use it anywhere including online.
Being a NETELLER member I also get notified of any special offers from members they’re associated with. Sometimes its a really cool sports betting related offer. Other times its to do with online gaming sites.
If there is anything you would like to know about NETELLER feel free to ask in the comment section.
If you have a website you can add to your revenue stream by becoming a NETELLER Affiliate!
Last month I wrote a review on Sportingbet so I thought it was about time that I sourced another online sports betting site. I thought that this time I would go for a international sports betting agency. I decided to join Bet365! Why? Who knows, maybe it had something to do with seeing the commercial on TV. Or maybe I saw some of their promotional material while watching one of my favourite AFL games. Whatever it was I did a bit of research and decided to give them a go.
Speaking of their TV commercial, I found it on YouTube and have posted it here for you.
Bet365 TV Commercial
Whenever I choose to join an online site, whether it be to buy lottery tickets, or to bet on sports I look for one that is 100% legitimate. Like William Hill, which I mentioned in a previous post, it has to have some history. It can’t be a fly by night agency which is here today and gone tomorrow.
The fact that Bet365 is on national TV speaks volumes. What is even better is that they are licensed and regulated by Australia’s Northern Territory Government. Now you can’t get more secure than that.
Something else I looked for is a online sports betting agency that offers some popular ways of depositing money for placing sports bets as well as for transferring my winnings. As you can see from the image on the right it has that aspect covered. Like Sportingbet bet365 accepts PayPal. Unlike SportingBet, amongst other payment methods like Skrill it also offers NETELLER! This was a big plus for me because I love the security offered by Neteller as well as its many other features. Stay tune for a future post on the benefits of being a member of Neteller.
One of the benefits of being able to use an online sports betting agency is being able to place bets online no matter where you are. Having an online sports betting app makes placing a bet online so much easier. Bet365 offers such an app which was a big positive as far as I was concerned.
Another big plus was that they are currently offering new members a 100% bonus on any deposit up to $200! (Does not apply to certain states in Australia)I figured what the heck, signed up and deposited $100 using my Neteller account. It all worked a dream. With my welcoming email I received a code and instructions on what to do to claim my bonus. Within minutes my account went from $100 to $200!
I also liked that bet365 is committed to responsible gambling including a link to www.gamblinghelponline.org.au in the email. This was also apparent when setting up my account as it allowed me to set limits, as low as $20 per week. I set it for $100 so I could make the initial deposit but I’ll be changing it to $20.
Something else that I liked about bet365 is they offer so much more than online sport betting. As a member you also have access to poker, casino, games, and bingo, not to mention their live video streams for many sporting events. This means you can watch sporting events live even when it’s not on TV. Bet365 also offers an on-course bookmaking service.
Even though I was used to the Sportingbet app it didn’t take me long to come to grips with the bet365 app. That was very important for me because I hate having to work things out.
So, what was my first bet? I bet ten bucks on the Crows to beat Collingwood this Thursday night. The odds were 2.60 for a win so if they get manage to actually win my $10 wager will return $26. Go the Crows 😉
Like always, if there’s ever anything you want to know just leave a comment and I’ll do my best to give a meaningful reply.
Edit: As of this week Bet365 have decided to cull a lot of their affiliates. Unfortunately I was in that group. As they no longer support me I can no longer support them. I’m in the process of finding another reliable online sports betting site. When I do I will let you know.
Ever since starting EZeSportsBetting I’ve had family and friends asking me about the best, most secure ways to pay for sports bets online. Naturally, just about all online sports betting site will accept credit card to pay for sports bets. The problem is there are a lot of punters out there who just do not want to give their credit card details online. Not surprising either considering the amount of wankers out there who are just waiting to see if the can gain access to your credit card details. Sure, it’s rare but it does happen. It was only about a month ago that the ANZ bank cancelled my credit card when they notice some shady transactions that occurred online.
Best Most Secure Ways To Pay For Sports Bets
PayPal: Probably the most popular way to pay for you internet purchases, whether it’s placing a bet on the races, online gambling sites or buying something on eBay is PayPal. Unfortunately the amount of betting site that accept PayPal is limited. To date I’ve found one lottery site, Oz Lotteries, and one online spots betting site, Sportingbet
Neteller:I mentioned Neteller in my post How To Bet And Win. Joining NETELLER will give you access to just about all of the online sports betting and gambling sites, except Sportingbet for some reason. Not to worry guys, I’ve found a great sport betting site that does accept Neteller. More about that in another post.
Skrill: Another great way to pay for sports bets is Skrill. With Skrill you can send and receive money abroad, instantly. Yes, you can use Skrill with Sportingbet. 😉
Of course there are many other sites online that would allow you to pay for sports bets but I’ve always found too many options only confuse things. That’s why I’ve only provided, what I believe to be the best three.
Look for a future post which will show you how to use these sites to help you be a responsible gambler.