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Online Betting With Credit Cards May Prove Difficult During Super Bowl

6 February 2010 by Devon Chappell

Are You Ready for Some Football!!!!...How About Credit Card Blockage?!!!

Are You Ready for Some Football!!!!...How About Credit Card Blockage?!!!

Most online gamblers who have been around long enough to see their fair share of online gambling eWallets and payment solutions come and go, are likely not worried when and if the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act begins to be enforced (scheduled for July, 2010). Credit card companies have long tried to block online gambling payments with varying degrees of success, oftentimes stepping up enforcement prior to and during what is considered to be the largest betting events of the year, such as the Super Bowl.

Now, for anyone who has been living under a rock for the past few days, the Super Bowl is tomorrow. Although my team, the Miami Dolphins didn’t make the cut this (nor last year, nor the year before, nor the year before that, and so on…you the point, not to mention my utter disappointment), the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints should, nonetheless,  prove to be a great match. In fact, I’m betting it will be one of the closest in a long while. What’s that, I might not be able to bet, after all?

So yes, as I already mentioned, the year’s top sporting events, like the Super Bowl, typically prove to be a more difficult time to place online wagers. Perhaps it’s the fact that so many more people are making bets online (thus a much larger number of declined bets), or that the credit card companies are feeling the pressure from land-based casinos and sportsbooks losing out millions to online sportsbooks, the fact of the matter is that credit card processing always seems to be just a little more difficult around the time of the Super Bowl. If you’re thinking about making a bet online tomorrow, you might want to consider using an eWallet that accepts deposits and withdrawals on wagers made in your jurisdiction.

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