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Online gambling is becoming ever more popular, but there are some restrictions on gambling that you should be aware of.

Using credit cards for online or telephone betting is legal in the UK, but there are significant variations in the wider world. There have been changes in the law lately that affects people who choose to gamble online; it is your responsibility to make sure that whatever you’re doing is legal and safe.

We’ve outlined some of the key factors you should be aware of when gambling online.

  • Credit cards can be used to pay for all types of betting and gambling. Some card issuers may not allow you to use your card to gamble online – so do check first.
  • Credit cards cannot be used for gambling in licensed gambling facilities, such as casinos, bookmakers, bingo halls or at gaming machines.
  • Check whether you will be charged a fee. Some card companies will charge you a small charge on gambling transactions, also interest rates on any borrowings for bets or gaming may be higher than normal for cash advances. This information will be clear in your Terms & Conditions supplied with your card.

It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to gamble in the UK.

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