There are two easy ways to bet on the Super Bowl:1. Be in Vegas
2. Know a bookie
The third way — betting online at an offshore sportsbook — is way more tricky and annoying because banks and credit cards are legally prohibited from processing online gaming payments. But for the vast majority of Americans, it’s the only way to place a wager on the big game on Sunday.
If you have a Visa credit card, you’re one of the lucky ones who can fairly easily deposit cash into an online account. If you aren’t a Visa customer, things get complicated.
Never fear, over the next few pages, we’ll show you how to get a bet in by Sunday.
Quick note: Online gambling with offshore books comes with inherent risks since banks and credit card companies are prohibited from processing payments. If you try to deposit funds incorrectly, you could get denied and your bank account could be frozen. Also, some commenters have mentioned that the site we originally used for this post, Sportsbook.com, is “sleazy.” We, as well as many others, have used it and it’s worked fine (it’s also one of the largest books), but by all means shop around and find a site that’s right for you.
If you have a Visa credit card, just enter your info you're good to go! But if you have Amex, Mastercard, or most debit cards, your absolutely do not want to try and make a deposit because your bank might freeze your account. So you'll have to jump through some hoops
But it can't be just any gift card. It has to be one that works online and internationally. So make sure you get a Visa Gift2Go, not Visa Vanilla
A few more details: You can load anywhere between $20 and $500 dollars on your gift card. But you have to pay a $5 fee when you buy the card in store.
Once you have your Gift2Go card registered, go back to the deposit page on Bovada and enter your info just as you do a credit card
It'll bring you to this box where you can make any number of bets. If you like the Patriots -3, click the box
In conclusion: The hard part is depositing, and if you don't have a Visa credit card, you're sorta-kinda screwed unless you're willing to put in a lot of effort
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