Betfair Adds PayPal To Its List Of Friendly Financial Providers

Posted By Steve Ruddock on June 21, 2017

[toc]Earlier this week, Betfair Casino in New Jersey added PayPal to its list of deposit and withdrawal options.

This makes Betfair the seventh online gaming site in New Jersey to offer PayPal, and the first from Golden Nugget’s cadre of brands and sub-brands to do so.

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The void PayPal fills in the iGaming world

After more than a decade, PayPal ended its zero-tolerance towards online gambling, and began processing licensed online gaming payments in September 2015. The first sites that offered PayPal were the Caesars Interactive suite of sites. Several other online operators in New Jersey have since added PayPal.

Credit cards are still a hit or miss payment option in legal US markets. Unlike other non-credit card options available in the New Jersey online casino market, like Neteller or PayNearMe, PayPal is familiar to most US residents. In fact, many potential customers already have PayPal accounts, considering PayPal boasts some 50 million US users.

Because of this, the popular ewallet quickly became a go-to alternative to credit cards at the sites that offer it, which with the addition of Betfair, now numbers nine, or over 50 percent of the sites in the New Jersey online gaming market. However, Paypal is far from a ubiquitous option for New Jersey online casino players.

What New Jersey online casino sites offer PayPal

Despite its popularity, many online casinos and poker rooms in New Jersey are still not accepting PayPal.

Here’s the current list of PayPal-friendly online gaming sites in New Jersey:

What New Jersey online casino sites don’t offer PayPal

The list of online poker rooms and online casinos in New Jersey that don’t offer PayPal is a bit longer:

Somewhat surprisingly, some of the top-performing brands in the New Jersey online gaming market haven’t added PayPal as a payment option… yet.

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