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Paysafecard

PaySafeCard has become one of the most used payment methods in the world of betting. Find out why, how to use it and which bookmakers admit it, as well as its pros and cons.

There was a time when to use our mobile phone we had to buy the card with the recharge in the tobacconist, the kiosk or the supermarket and enter the code to have a balance. Prepaid cards that have gone down in the history of telephony, but that continue to be used in many sectors. One of them is the online game, because thanks to PaySafeCard prepaid cards we can recharge our user account for betting, casino or online bingo, since it is a widely used payment method.

What is Paysafecard?

PaySafeCard are prepaid cards worth 10, 25, 50 and 100 € with which we can make online payments. We can buy them in many physical establishments such as supermarkets, tobacconists, kiosks, gas stations and service stations or post offices -the web and its app offer a point-of-sale search engine- or in the company’s online store, although in this case you will have to register. It is a payment method accepted in more than 45 countries.

Each PaySafeCard is associated with a PIN number, a 16-digit code that we have to enter when making the payment. Each PIN is unique, so it is impossible to have a duplicate. One of the features of PaySafeCard is that you do not need to use the entire balance of the hit card. For example, buying a € 50 card you can spend € 25 on one deposit and € 25 on another. The balance does not expire, although after 12 months of having the card, if there is still a balance, we charge € 3 for maintenance.

Another of the highlights is that we can enter up to 10 codes in the same warehouse. For example, if we are going to deposit € 100 in a bookmaker we can enter the PIN of 10 cards of € 10 each. PaySafeCard has a loyalty program called my PLUS, it allows us to register and use My PaySafeCard to collect all the PINs in one place and also offers PaySafeCard Mastercard, a prepaid card with which we can buy as if it were a credit card in establishments online and physical.

Bookmakers with Paysafecard

The growth of PaySafeCard would not be understood without its acceptance as a method of payment in a large number of online bookmakers, casinos and bingo halls. It is a way to deposit funds in our betting account without having to give the bank details. Bet365, Betfair, William Hill, Bwin offer us this payment method.

Note that neither the bookmaker nor PaySafeCard charge any fee for depositing with this method, and the money arrives in the gaming account immediately. As a general rule, the minimum deposit is € 10, the minimum value of the prepaid card, although some bookies admit € 5 deposits. Because of its characteristics, it is a method that we can only use to deposit. You can not withdraw funds via PaySafeCard.

How to deposit through PaySafeCard?

Making a deposit at our favorite bookmaker with PaySafeCard is really easy. First of all, we have to log in to the bookmaker and go to the deposit section. Once there, the icons of the available payment methods appear. We select PaySafeCard and enter the value of the deposit. We click on the continue button and temporarily abandon the bookmaker to make the deposit via PaySafeCard.

What appears is a screen where you have to enter the 16 digits of the PIN. Once you have entered the code, in the right column you will see the balance of the card and the amount pending payment. If with that PIN there is not enough balance we can click on the + icon and add a new PIN. Repeat the operation as many times as necessary, click on the blue Pay button and the deposit will be completed.

How to withdraw funds from my account with PaySafeCard?

Being a prepaid card, we can not withdraw funds from our gambler account through PaySafeCard. As you well know, there are bookmaker that require us to have used a deposit method to be able to use it also when withdrawing funds from our account. If this is the case and you have deposited with PaySafeCard, you have other methods such as Trustly or bank transfers to withdraw your balance.

Advantages and disadvantages of using PaySafeCard

All payment methods have a number of advantages and disadvantages that should be valued when using them. Let’s discover those of PaySafeCard:

PROS:

No need to register or give bank details
You can use up to 10 PIN codes at a time
Use the whole balance of the card hit or in several deposits
Variety of values: € 10, € 25, € 50 and € 100 cards
Enjoy money instantly
Payment method available in most bookies

CONS:

We can not withdraw funds
€ 3 maintenance if you have not used the entire balance in 12 months
On some sites it can be difficult to buy PaySafeCard cards

With all this, PaySafeCard is presented as one of the most interesting options when making deposits at bookmakers that accept this method of payment.

Conclusions

The first thing we will say about PaySafeCard is that it is an excellent payment method, which offers us a lot of advantages, although with the handicap that you will have to use another method to withdraw the earnings from your online bets . In any case, it offers a lot of facilities when it comes to depositing balance, such as having cards with different values or the possibility of using the balance of the same card in different deposits.

Also keep in mind that no commissions are applied, and we receive the money instantly, which makes PaySafeCard a more than valid method to complete your deposits. As we have said, it is totally safe what has led practically all bookmakers to offer this method of payment. When we find a bookie that does not allow us to deposit via PaySafeCard, we miss this method.