Visa sports betting sites in Canada

How to use Visa on betting sites

As the largest card provider in the world, chances are you’ve heard of Visa. It is estimated that 76.2 million Visa (and Mastercard) cards are in circulation in Canada as of 2023, and it has consistently remained one of the most popular payment methods in the country since it was first introduced in 1968.

Visa products, including credit cards, debit cards, and prepaid options, are widely accepted at Canadian sportsbooks. This is largely because they are very simple to use and come with quick processing times, instantly making Visa an option worth considering if you deposit to betting sites on a frequent basis.

Pros and cons of using Visa


Widespread availability: Visa is the world’s most popular card provider, with an estimated 336 million cardholders worldwide as of 2022. As a result, any betting site that accepts credit or debit cards for deposits and withdrawals will almost certainly take Visa.

Strong safety and security: As a long-established name in the digital payment space, Visa are constantly refining their extensive security measures to ensure that they are top of the line, and more importantly, keep your money safe when it’s on the move. On top of that, Visa products allow you to set credit limits, which can help you ensure that you’re never wagering more than you can afford.

Quick transaction speed: You can make deposits using a Visa card extremely quickly, and many Canadian sportsbooks that offer Visa deposits will process them almost instantly. That means you’ll never be left waiting to get betting with your newly deposited funds.

Reliable reputation: Visa can boast worldwide and industry-leading popularity for a reason. They have become one of the biggest names in the financial space by offering excellent service and forging strong partnerships with banks all over the world, so you know that you can trust them to get the job done.


Difficult to keep gambling separate: Some bettors like to keep their wagering spending distinct from other types, so they can more carefully track their gambling activity. It’s difficult to do this when using Visa, unless you’re willing to order a card specifically for sportsbooks.

Using Visa on mobile

Visa does not have a dedicated mobile app for iOS or Android. This means that in order to manage your Visa card(s) on mobile, you must use your bank’s mobile app instead. Here’s how you can get set up in order to do this:

  1. Download your bank’s app from your mobile device’s app store

  2. Log in using your existing online banking credentials, or sign up for online banking with it if you haven’t already

  3. Follow the instructions to link your Visa card(s) to the app

  4. Use your banking app to approve payments if necessary and check the progress of sportsbook transactions made via Visa

Depositing to Betway on mobile with Visa

Depositing funds to a sports betting site via Visa on mobile is very simple. As an example, here is how to deposit to your Betway account with Visa on mobile:

  1. Select the ‘Deposit’ button on the Betway mobile app or site

  2. Choose Visa/Mastercard as the payment method you want to use

  3. Enter the amount that you want to deposit

  4. Enter your card and account details if necessary

  5. Complete any further verification checks that are required

  6. Enjoy betting with your newly deposited funds!

Why should you use Visa for betting?

With a range of different yet reliable products available, from traditional credit and debit cards to prepaid options, Visa is a highly convenient payment option with security measures comparable to most bank transfers and is available at many major Canadian betting sites.

Visa’s overwhelming popularity is a large nod to its reliability, although it is also backed up by strong and timely customer service measures and speedy processing times. If you already use Visa to make online payments and deposits, there is no reason not to do the same at Canada’s top sportsbooks.

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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.

BET.CA staff
BET.CA staff