iDebit sports betting sites in Canada

How to use iDebit on betting sites

For just short of 20 years, iDebit has operated in Canada as a payment gateway for transactions made via online banking. The product sits on top of your online banking service and functions as a middle man, allowing you to make payments between your bank account and betting sites without the need to share your details with the latter.

iDebit is available at a range of popular Canadian banks and the service is a staple with bettors in Canada, courtesy of its availability to provide safe and secure transactions at sportsbooks without the need for a credit card.

Pros and cons of using iDebit


✅ Protected account details: The most obvious advantage to using iDebit is that you don’t have to share your banking information with the betting sites you are depositing to or withdrawing money from, but rather only with iDebit. This means that in the event that you encounter an untrustworthy sportsbook, they will not have access to your payment information.

✅ Credit card-free process: As using iDebit involves sending money directly from your bank account, there’s no need to use (or sign up for) a credit or debit card to complete transactions with sportsbooks, making the whole process easier and quicker.

✅ Quick transaction speed: Deposits made using iDebit are typically processed very quickly, sometimes even immediately, because funds are transferred electronically without any physical transaction required.

✅ Reliable reputation: iDebit has been available for almost two decades in Canada and has built solid relationships with many of the country’s leading banks and merchants during that time. They are also revered for their strong security measures and customer support services.


Not all banks are supported: At present, iDebit is only available for customers of eight banks in Canada. It is currently unknown if their services will be expanded to and made available at other banks in the future.

Somewhat limited availability: Similarly, iDebit is currently not supported by all major sportsbooks available to bettors in Canada and is presently a relatively niche payment method in the Canadian gambling space.

Using iDebit on mobile

iDebit doesn’t currently have a dedicated mobile app, although you can both sign up for and use their services via their mobile site. To do so, you must do the following:

  1. Visit the iDebit website and then select the ‘Log In / Sign Up’ button

  2. Log in to your iDebit account, or if you do not already have one, complete the sign-up form by providing the information requested (NB: You must check that you hold an account with an eligible banking partner before you do this)

  3. Complete any remaining verification checks as requested by your bank to link your bank account with your iDebit account

  4. Start using iDebit to make deposits and withdrawals at sportsbooks

Why should you use iDebit for betting?

For bettors who are cautious about online transactions, iDebit is a fantastic solution because it adds another layer of security on top of standard electronic bank transfers. Even better, it manages to do this without making the transfers longer or more difficult to process, plus signing up for an account is quick and easy.

iDebit was built with Canadian bettors in mind, as highlighted by the fact that it partnered with a range of reputable banks in Canada and keeps fees to a minimum. All in all, it’s an effective and reliable way to deal with betting sites, without the need to share lots of additional personal or banking information with them.

iDebit FAQs

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All of the payment method guides at BET.CA are written by our in-house team, who have over 40 years’ experience in the sports betting and gaming industries. This means that we understand the wants and needs of bettors, as well as what is important to them, and can therefore help you to find the best payment method to keep your betting experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

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