Instadebit sports betting sites in Canada

How to use Instadebit on betting sites

While Instadebit may not have the worldwide reputation of some of its competitors, it is certainly well-known in Canada. After launching back in 2003, it now has coverage for more than 99% of Canadian bank accounts, and is available to all Canadian residents aged 18 years or older who have a bank account with a Canadian financial institution.

As far as sports betting is concerned, Instadebit offers a secure option specifically tailored for the Canadian market, complete with detailed deposit histories and the ability to keep your gambling transactions separate. There is a tradeoff of slower processing times, but it’s a minor minus point for an otherwise reliable payment method.

Pros and cons of using Instadebit


✅ Top-level security: Instadebit has operated in Canada for almost 20 years, and used that time to work alongside banks and other financial operators to ensure they can offer industry-leading security measures, including identity verification and 128-bit encryption. In other words, you can be fully confident that your money is safe when using Instadebit.

✅ Canadian-focused: Unlike many other payment methods popular in Canada, Instadebit was created specifically for Canadian customers, and is therefore tailored for Canadian sports bettors. It is supported by many Canadian banks and offered by most of Canada’s top sportsbooks.

✅ Detailed transaction history: Instadebit keeps an extensive record of all the deposits and withdrawals you make, meaning you can helpfully refer to this information at a later date, if needed.

✅ Can keep gambling separate: While Instadebit is funded by your bank account, it offers the functionality to separate different types of online spending, meaning you can keep your gambling transactions separate to your other deposits and withdrawals and review them in one place.

✅ 24/7 customer support: You can contact Instadebit’s customer support team for assistance at any time, via both email and telephone.


❌ Slower processing times: Deposits and withdrawals made with Instadebit are pretty quick, but they can’t compete with the lightning-fast transfers of services like e-wallets. Therefore, you will require a little bit more patience when depositing to a sportsbook with Instadebit.

Using Instadebit on mobile

Instadebit do not have a dedicated mobile app, but you can set up an account and log into the mobile version of their site. To get set up with Instadebit on mobile, you must do the following:

  1. Visit the Instadebit website, select the ‘Menu’ button at the top of the page, and then select the ‘Log In/Sign Up’ button

  2. Log in to your Instadebit account, or if you do not already have one, complete the sign-up form by providing the information requested

  3. Enter your bank account information to connect it with Instadebit

  4. Wait for the small deposit from Instadebit to appear in your bank, then enter that deposit amount to verify your bank account and increase your spending limit

  5. Start using Instadebit at your sportsbook(s) of choice

Alternatively, trying to use Instadebit at an approved merchant will trigger a similar process to the above. If you already have an Instadebit account, you will be already able to deposit with sportsbooks.

Why should you use Instadebit for betting?

The biggest reason to use Instadebit is that it firmly makes life easier for sports bettors. Their service covers virtually every major Canadian bank and financial institution, and signing up for an account is quick and easy. On top of that, they offer top-of-the-range security features, detailed transaction histories, and extensive customer support measures that all help to keep your betting experience enjoyable yet safe.

As a Canada-focused option, they also appreciate the needs and wants of Canadian bettors. So long as you can find a sportsbook that offers it (which shouldn’t be tricky), there is no reason not to use Instadebit as a primary payment method.

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