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While there are a plethora of options for funding your account at the top online bookmakers, it can pay to keep things simple at times. Most iGaming sites accept credit and debit cards as a convenient, instant, and user-friendly way to deposit funds. The entire transaction is typically completed in a few seconds and is very similar to the experience of making a payment at any e-commerce site.

Visa and MasterCard are by far the most common types of cards used at online bookmakers. Of course, these aren’t the only choices available. There has been widespread adoption of the Dankort debit card network throughout Denmark since its introduction in 1983. It has been around in its current form since 2001, and it was one of the first “chip” cards to be introduced in 2004.

How to Use

Your Dankort card can be used to make instant deposits at any online betting site. Often, it is even possible to do so even if the name of the card isn’t specifically listed as a payment option on a given site. If your credit card displays the Visa logo, you can use it at any online bookmaker that accepts Visa (presuming that includes Visa, which is nearly always does). Naturally, it would be ideal if Dankort itself was included as one of the accepted payment options.

You can begin by locating the appropriate option at the cashier, which may be a generic credit listing (remember that although this is a debit product, it can also be processed as a credit card), Visa, or the name of this card. Entering the card’s name and number, expiration date, and verification code are all that are required in any of these situations (usually located on the back of most cards). You’ll also have to be specific about how much money you want to put in.

When you’re done filling out the necessary fields, you can send off your request to complete the transaction. You should hear back quickly about whether or not your deposit was accepted. If the transaction was successful, the money would be deposited into your account right away. With the addition of a credit card feature and the ubiquitous Visa logo, this has significantly expanded its use beyond its original borders. It’s also a popular option for Danes playing at international online bookmakers to fund their accounts.

Advantages Of Dankort

Dankort features all of the advantages of a typical debit card. You can continue to use the same card you do today without having to create any new accounts or buy any additional products. All transactions processed through this system are completely private and safe, and they are settled instantly. And since this is a debit product, you canโ€™t build debt by using it: all funds deposited will come out of your bank account.

You won’t have to worry as much about acceptance issues as many Visa or MasterCard users do, at least at these specific sites, because they specifically cater to the Danish market and offer this as a deposit method.


Is This A Visa Product?

There are some Dankort cards that are unaffiliated with Visa. However, most Danish banks now issue debit cards bearing the Visa logo, allowing their customers to use the cards anywhere Visa is accepted.

What, if any, costs can be expected to use this approach?

There was once talk of charging a nominal fee whenever Dankort was used. But that plan was scrapped in favor of charging merchants an annual fee proportional to the number of transactions they processed that year; the fee could not be passed on to customers. That means there are no costs associated with using this method to fund a deposit.

What Are Some Alternatives?

Try another credit or debit card if you can’t use Dankort at the gaming site of your choice. If you prefer, you can use your card to fund an electronic wallet like Neteller or Skrill and then make a deposit from that account.