Back in April of 2020, the UK Government enforced new legislation that meant that online casinos could no longer accept deposits made by credit card.
This was put in to place to protect players that may be racking up gambling debts, with money that wasn’t theirs.
This now means that if you want to bet online, such as buying online scratchcards, you needto fund your gaming account with funds from a debit card or directly from your bank account.
This applies not only to online scratchcards, but any additional online casino games.
But What About National Lottery Scratchcards in Stores?
The exception to this rule, is that you can still buy National Lottery scratchcards in stores with a credit card.
This exception has been put in place, because the same legislation doesn’t deem it fair on shopkeepers to manage for themselves.
This rule also applies to National Lottery draws, such as Lotto and Thunderball.
Therefore, you can buy as many scratchcards and lottery tickets with a credit card as you desire.
But we really don’t recommend you gamble using a credit card!
If you think you may have a gambling addiction, it is probably worth learning about Gamstop, and getting help for any form of gambling!