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Best Sports Betting Canada

Do any sports betting sites accept PayPal from Canada?

For the purposes of Canadians unfortunately the answer is ‘no’ to PayPal Sports Betting services.  PayPal is likely the most popular way to pay and transfer money online.  Some sports betting services accept PayPal to process deposits and withdrawals to and from their customers’ betting accounts.  However, it is only made available in certain European countries where transfers to betting and gaming services is allowed by PayPal.  PayPal has decided that it will NOT process transactions for Canadians to betting sites and other forms of online gaming services.  So if you see that an online betting site displays the PayPal logo indicating it is an accepted payment method, please understand that this only applies to a selection of European countries and the players in those countries - not people based in Canada  

The good news is that there are several excellent methods for payment that are a positive alternative to PayPal.  You’ll find these methods as associated to each betting site below.

If you are looking for a similar solution where you can link a bank account to a PayPal-like service, companies like Instadebit, iDebit, EcoPayz are widely accepted by Canadian-friendly betting sites.  These allow you to securely and instantly debit funds from your bank account with no waiting or act as an e-wallet solution.  The transactions are essentially instantaneous.

If you’ve ever used the Interac Email Transfer to send money to friends or family and like its simplicity, Bodog and Sports Interaction offer it as a banking method and are the only ones to currently accept it as a payment method.

If you’d like the charges to go onto your credit card, you can use them directly with the betting service but all Canadian Card companies treat online gaming and betting transactions as cash advances, and this means there are significant interest charges from the time of the transaction.  Alternatively, you can charge your card, avoid cash advance charges, maintain privacy and security of your card with services like EcoPayz, which is very similar to PayPal in this respect.

Of course, you can always transfer money directly from your bank to these betting sites via wire transfer.  It is extremely secure and there are essentially no transaction limits.  The betting site will give you their bank details and a reference number, you simply indicate this information to your bank and the transfer will be completed in a few days.

Below you will see a full list of the accepted banking methods for each sports betting site that I list as the best for Canadians.  For a full understanding of the methods discussed here, please read the full sports betting deposit methods page.

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You cannot use PayPal from Canada at sports betting sites, but these offer similar payment methods & bonus offers.

About my sports betting listings:

I analyzed sports betting sites from a Canadian perspective.  I do not list those sites that failed to meet my standards, so you might notice some big international brands are missing - this saves your time.

Why did I keep my list so small?

Would you want to go through 20+ betting site reviews?  Would you then sign up with the 17th best betting site?  Of course not, why would you?  That’s why I keep it simple.

I don't try to fool you with phoney grades or star ratings.  I just give you the unbiased information, you choose the best betting site based on your preferences & requirements as there are differences between them.