What is PayPal?
As we mentioned in the introduction, PayPal is an online payment processing company that was established in 1998. Millions of people around the world use PayPal to buy items on high-profile online vendors, including Amazon and eBay.
PayPal is most commonly used in the UK and Ireland. Countries where PayPal is not accepted include: Belarus, DR Congo, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Myanmar, North Korea, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe.
If PayPal is not an option in your country, don’t worry, as we’ve got guides to all the payment methods available at online betting sites in your jurisdiction, including similar brands such as Neteller, which is also popular with punters.
Best PayPal Betting Sites
PayPal is widely accepted as a payment option and, at the time of writing, offers 25 currencies.
Most people are already familiar PayPal, having used it through eBay or Amazon. People love PayPal for making online payments. Making a payment is extremely quick and the website is easy to use.
It will come as no great shock to learn that a number of online bookmakers not only accept PayPal. Payments and withdrawal requests are processed in a matter of minutes, which is what we always want to see from betting sites when putting together our bookmaker reviews.
Countries where Bookmakers accept PayPal
PayPal is now available in over 200 countries worldwide and global bookmakers accept the payment method as a form of depositing. Here a list of the countries where PayPal is now available...
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
PayPal Promo Codes
When signing up with a new online bookmaker, you're often asked to enter a promo code when you open a new account. If you plan on using PayPal as your preferred payment method, it will also come in handy to know what promotional code
to use when you register your account.
This code can be called many different names, including a bonus code, referral code, voucher code or coupon code, and is usually used in connection with a free bet offer of some sorts.
Sometimes there is no requirement to enter a promo code. However, if you fail to enter a code, you may miss out on free bets when joining as a new customer. The same applies if you’re looking to take advantage of any special offers such as enhanced odds on a sporting event. If you fail to use the required promo code, you risk missing out on the actual enhancement.
PayPal Free Bets
The majority of online bookmakers had out free bets to their customers – especially if you’re looking to join as a new customer. Various terms and conditions are always linked to their bonus offers, and one of these may be the payment method you select when joining them.
Many betting sites have free bets for punters wanting to use PayPal. You may find that you need to enter a special promo in order to claim your free bet. You will enter this code as part of the registration process when signing up with a bookie.
Some online bookmakers may not allow you to claim a free bet if you are making your first deposit using a particular payment method - although, this applies to Neteller more than it does PayPal.
In addition to welcome offers, the best betting sites bring out special offers for new and existing customers in the form of money back specials, enhanced odds, and of course free bets. These special offers are often only available for a short period of time, may require you to use a specific payment method, which may include PayPal.
Top PayPal Betting Sites
Here's our list of the top five online betting websites that use PayPal as a preferred payment method...
- bet365 - Unrivalled live streaming
- BetVictor - Sports and Racing specialist
- BetWinner - NEWBONUS Promo Code
- Novibet - NEWBONUS Promo Code
- Betfair - Exchange and Sportsbook
Reviews for PayPal Bookmakers
With many bookmakers now accepting PayPal as a payment methods, you've no got the job of deciding which site is the best fit for you.
To help you make an informed decision, you can read our bookmaker reviews on this page
on our website. You can discover which PayPal bookmakers are available in your location, what sports you can bet on and what promo code you should use to claim that brand's welcome offer - if they are indeed running a welcome offer.