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Updated: October 2017

Online USA sportsbooks are great platforms for wagering, placing bets, reviewing odds, evaluating previous bets, and managing money that is set aside for gaming purposes. When it comes to depositing real money, however, many sportsbooks fall short of their U.S. customers' expectations due to the way they conduct operations or the restrictions placed upon them.

The deposit methods that some sportsbooks use can be pretty burdensome for United States players. Depending on where the player is located and the amount of funds they require to deposit, some sportsbooks request credit card payments to be made to mysterious entities. Other sportsbooks ask USA players to purchase and mail prepaid debit cards or money orders. Sending cash via money transfer is another deposit method favored by sportsbooks located overseas, something that's not always the most ideal solution for players who don't live close to a money transfer location.

Only a handful of USA sportsbooks offer their customers the opportunity to deposit funds directly from their banks into their online wagering accounts by means of a wire transfer. Bank wire sportsbooks allow their players to fund their online accounts using a deposit method that has been legitimately used in the business world for many years. Long before the Internet became a staple of daily life, bank wire transfers were routinely used to make payments, transfer balances, open accounts, settle debts, and many other purposes.

Customers of online sportsbooks who are based in the United States may wish to use a bank wire when it comes to large amounts. Whereas other deposit methods are often restricted to certain money amounts which can be deposited at once, bank wire sportsbooks are able to virtually accept any amount. Bank wires are unbeatable in terms of reliability and speed. All it takes to ensure that a bank wire is successful is to ensure that wire instructions are accurately entered on both ends.

All major banks in the United States are set up for domestic and international wire transfers; smaller banks often partner with an intermediary.

Bank wire transfers can be made in person, over the phone and via online transactions. The fees will vary depending on how the transfer is made, and they are usually higher than those charged by credit cards or other payment processors. This is the main reason why bank wire transfers are preferred for depositing larger amounts.

Players looking for stable and dependable books to place their bets in, and manage their money from, should strongly consider bank wire sportsbooks as their top choice. Maintaining an account that is set up to receive wire transfers from other banks is a good indicator that a sportsbook is committed to doing business and offering their customers a full range of deposit options.

The USA sportsbooks listed on this page not only accept bank wire and money transfers from U.S customers; they also entice players to deposit via bank wire transfers with nice bonus offers:

 

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As betting on sports becomes more popular all over the globe, it can attract some negative attention from the sports franchises and teams that are being bet upon.

With millions of dollars riding on each game, some unscrupulous sports teams or players attempt to fix the outcome. Most of us have seen the scandals highlighted in the newspaper or on TV. Despite these occasional trouble spots, sports betting remains a popular pastime for many fans.