The online gambling market is one of the fastest growing sectors of ecommerce today. As world recession hits, it seems that more and more people are looking towards trying their luck on the horses.
But it certainly isn’t just horses anymore which people bet on. No, now it’s Football, Rugby, Tennis, the Weather, who will be the next president or prime minister!. Even the world of celebrity television is creating large betting markets as the public in the US and the UK closely follow programmes such as The X Factor and Big Brother.
When it comes to choosing on line bookmakers, it is always best to plump for one of the big names. The bigger the name then the more likely your money is to be safe, and your winnings paid out correctly. On line security for betting is an issue however and some people understandably feel reluctant to use credit/debit card details when depositing at on line Bookmakers. Some bookmakers actually demand photocopies of your credit card, front and back before they will make their first payment to you. Understandably this raises warning signs in many people. We have all heard the stories of Credit card fraud and identity theft, so emailing scans of your card does feel risky however trustworthy the site seems.
One solution to the problem is to use an online payment system such as PayPal or Moneybookers. Once signed up to one of these companies deposits and withdrawals can be made safely from online betting sites. The bonus of using one of these trusted e payment systems is that no one will be asking you for scans of your Credit and Debit cards. Also if you are signing up to several gaming sites you can avoid having them listed on your bank statement.
PayPal is the best known on line e payment system, particularly good for on line shopping, being accepted at thousands of sites worldwide. Moneybookers is a similar company to PayPal, both work through your unique email address which you register with them.