Deposits and withdrawals on betting sites

Deposits and Withdrawals at online betting sites Canada

Once you have established the bookmaker that you are going to place your online bets with, you will then need to get to grips with all there is to know about depositing funds and withdrawing your winnings. Afterall, you’re not going to make any profit if you can’t make any deposits. Most bookmakers have rules on both deposits and withdrawals and in this article we are going to look at what some of these mean to you.

Minimum and Maximum Deposit Limits

As a general rule, there are no specific rules set in stone when it comes to minimum and maximum deposit limits with online betting sites. Each and every bookmaker will set their own policy for the minimums and maximums that you can deposit. This policy will also vary depending on the method you are using to deposit, be it a credit card, debit card, eWallet or something else.

As we have just mentioned, there are no set rules for how much these limits might be. Some betting sites do not actively enforce a deposit limit which means you can deposit as much as you like with no issue. Others will however, and this amount can vary significantly. If we take a debit or credit card as example, as they are the most commonly used deposit method, some bookmakers will place a maximum deposit of C$20,000 and others will limit it at C$100,000. Taking a read through and brushing up on the terms and conditions for your particular betting site is always highly advised.

Minimum and Maximum Withdrawal Limits

No leading sportsbook will ever prevent you from withdrawing your hard earned cash, however, there are some important things to be aware of before you process your withdrawal. This information will ensure that you don’t have any nasty surprises and prevent any potential conflict with your bookmaker.

Most online sportsbooks will set both a minimum and maximum amount that you can withdraw from your account at any one time. This specific amount will vary from bookmaker to bookmaker, so it is always worth reading up on your desired bookmakers’ particular policy. These limits will also vary depending on what withdrawal method you are using. As debit and credit cards are by far the most popular way of depositing funds, we will use them to further explain the rules you will find.

When withdrawing money from your betting account using a debit or credit card, it is likely the minimum amount the sportsbook will allow you to withdraw will be either C$10 or C$20 at a time. At the other end of the scale, when it comes to the maximums, the most common upper limit for withdrawals from your betting account is C$1000-C$2000 per transaction. The reason that this limit is put in place is largely due to the policies of Canadian banks and credit card companies. These companies still remain cautious around online betting sites and may possibly decline a transaction if it exceeds a specific amount. If you are looking to withdraw more than the limit then it is perfectly possible, it may just take smaller withdrawal amounts over a period of time, or it may take a chat with the customer support team to see if there are any special circumstances available to warrant a bigger transaction.

Generally speaking, bookmakers will also only allow you a certain number of free withdrawals over a time period. Again, both the amount you can withdraw and the period stated will vary from bookmaker to bookmaker. Typically, it will be one free withdrawal per period, but that period could be one a week or one month. If you want to make more than one withdrawal during that period you will be charged a fee of somewhere in the region of C$5 to C$10 per transaction.

How to Avoid Withdrawal Problems

When withdrawing funds from your betting account, it is perfectly reasonable to want to ensure that it runs smoothly and efficiently. There are several things to be aware of to minimize the risk of encountering any problems.

Deposit Methods and Bonuses

Many online betting sites will offer you tailored bonuses depending on your deposit type. Sportsbooks will want to encourage players using all different types of deposit methods, and to ensure they don’t stray elsewhere, from time to time they will provide their customers with a dedicated bonus for them to use.

The most common variety of payment method is through a 10% or 15% deposit match bonus on deposits made using e-money transfer services such as Neteller, Skrill or PayPal, which unfortunately are not available as deposit methods in Canada. However, it is not just limited to these, there are promotions available on all types of deposit methods including iDebit, Instadebit, ecoPayz and many more.

Bonuses will be applied on the first deposit using the particular payment method and will be subject to various terms and conditions. They are simple to claim as you either sign up or log in to the bookmaker providing the offer. You then deposit the specified amount of funds into your betting account via the particular banking method, and your account will then be credited with the bonus.

Another huge perk about payment method bonuses is that they often work hand in hand with other bonuses, such as sign up bonuses. So, you may receive a bonus for your initial sign up as well as the bonus for using the required deposit method.

Rules for Withdrawing Profit Made from Bonuses

Whether you are a new or existing customer, all bettors want to take advantage of the enticing, great value promotions that betting sites offer. Often this will come in the form of a free bet or there will be a range of other promotions that will hopefully allow you to make some profit that you may want to withdraw. Many online sportsbooks will add in terms and conditions to these bonuses that will make them subject to a rollover requirement. This essentially means that the bettor has to bet a minimum amount before they are able to withdraw their winnings as cash.

Let’s see this in a working example. If you sign up and deposit C$50 then you could receive a 100% deposit match bonus worth C$50, but within the terms there is a 10x rollover on your bonus. This would mean that you have to wager at least C$500 before you can withdraw any winnings as cash. Some bookmakers may enforce wagering requirements on your deposit + bonus and this would mean a total of C$1000 in wagering requirements for the example above. It is a hugely important bonus rule and one to always check up on before you claim any betting bonus.


Making deposits and withdrawals to and from your favourite betting site is simple when you know what you are doing. There are many factors to be aware of before requesting any transaction but you should now be aware of these. It is always highly recommended to check the specific terms and conditions of your desired bookmaker to avoid any disappointments, especially when it comes to the maximum and minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts. It is also worth checking to see how many free withdrawals you can make in a particular period to avoid any unwanted and unnecessary bank charges coming your way. Ensure that you also check for any specific bonuses that you may be able to take advantage of in relation to your deposit method, and also make sure that you follow all the relevant guidelines before making any withdrawals. Notably, it is essential that all your betting and bank account information is up to date and that your internet connection is strong.

Keep all this in mind and you should be able to make payments at your bookmaker without any troubles.

Deposits and withdrawals on betting sites - FAQ

How long do withdrawals take to reach my bank account?

Different withdrawal methods will take a different amount of time to process and reach your account. Also, some bookmakers have faster processing in place than others. eWallets and Bitcoin are usually the fastest methods while standard debit and credit cards may take a little longer.

What happens if an error occurs?

Always pay attention to what the error states. If you have immediate access to your bank account, check to see if any payment has been made or is pending. If in any doubt, contact the customer service department of the bookmaker as quickly as possible to ensure the problem gets resolved.

What happens if my funds are below the withdrawal limit?

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to withdraw your funds until you increase your balance above the relevant threshold. You can either stake your balance and hopefully win enough money to raise it above the minimum limit, or deposit enough to surpass it.