The moment a sports bettor's success starts to show is when the amount won surpasses the capital invested. Customers of online bookmakers have the option to either continue indulging in their betting pleasure or, of course, withdraw their winnings. After all, sports betting should ideally not only spice up the sporting events and provide entertainment but also generate income.

The results of the tests regarding payouts

As per usual, online betting providers differentiate between withdrawal options just like they do with deposits. It is customary for the initial withdrawal to be made through online banking, deposited into the customer's bank account. This measure ensures the safety of the customer and is also mandated by relevant regulations and laws.

Certain withdrawal methods are only available if the same method was used to fund the betting account. The matter of expenses and fees is handled differently by each bookmaker. In our extensive sports betting test, we thoroughly examined the withdrawal methods of various online bookmakers and analyzed which fees and expenses each bookmaker charges for the most common withdrawal methods.

 


 

Interwetten emerges as the victor in this test category when it comes to payouts. The Austrian bookmaker excels particularly in the swift processing of online banking transfers. In this regard, it takes a maximum of three days for the withdrawal amount to appear in the customer's account. In most cases, it's merely two days.

Furthermore, Interwetten charges fees for other withdrawal methods. For withdrawals made through online payment services like ClickandBuy and Moneybookers, a 2% fee is levied on the withdrawal amount. In the case of credit card withdrawals, a fee of two euros per transaction applies. However, one withdrawal per calendar week can be made free of charge when using a bank account. This exemption does not apply to any subsequent withdrawals within the same week, and a fee of five euros will be imposed.

Which bookmakers charge fees or commissions for which withdrawal methods?

    Betting provider without fees Betting providers with expenses
       
  Interwetten (once per calendar week), Tipico (three times per week), Bet365 (one withdrawal every 28 days), Sportingbet, Betvictor, Mybet, Bwin, Bet-at-Home (three times per month), Betsson, Ladbrokes, Bet3000.  
       
 

Tipico (3 times per week), Bet365, Sportingbet, Mybet, Betvictor, Bwin, Bet-at-Home, Betsson, and Ladbrokes.

Interwetten (€2)
       
  Bet365, Sportingbet, Betsafe, Mybet, Betvictor, Bwin, Bet-at-Home (twice a month), Betsson, Ladbrokes Interwetten (2%), Bet-at-Home (from the 3rd withdrawal per month)
       
  Betsafe, Betsson Interwetten (2%)
       
  Tipico (3x/week), Bet365  
       
  Tipico (3 times a week), Bet365, Sportingbet, Betsafe, Mybet, Betvictor, Bwin, Bet-at-Home, Betsson, Ladbrokes  
       
  Bet365, Sportingbet, Betsson  
       
  Tipico (3 times per week), Sportingbet, Mybet, Betvictor, Bwin, Ladbrokes (only in Austria), Betsafe, Bet3000  
    Betting provider without fees Betting providers with expenses
       

The Canadian bookmaker Tipico performs exceptionally well. All withdrawal methods, including Neteller and Ukash, are free of any additional fees. The online bookie does not charge any expenses for the first three withdrawals per week, only from the fourth withdrawal onwards, a flat fee of 5 euros is deducted for each subsequent withdrawal. A bank transfer may take up to seven days, but this is not the responsibility of the bookmaker, but rather the banks'.

There are no fees for withdrawals made through online transfers.

Typically, Bet365 does not impose any fees for withdrawals. However, there is a restriction even with the top British bookmaker. A withdrawal via online banking can only be made once every 28 days without incurring additional costs from the betting provider. If multiple withdrawals are made, approximately 12 euros in charges will apply.

Sportingbet provides all its payment transactions without any additional charges. Therefore, none of the available withdrawal options are subject to an extra fee, ensuring fast and customer-friendly processing.

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In the realm of sports betting, it is customary for withdrawals to be made using the same method as the deposit. However, there is one exception to this rule, which is the option to withdraw funds directly to your bank account.

Above graphic: the various options for payout of winnings at the betting provider Interwetten.

Betvictor does not charge any fees or expenses to its customers for its withdrawal methods. Notably, the bank transfer option has a relatively high minimum withdrawal amount of 65 euros, which can only be processed once reached. However, there is no upper limit imposed for withdrawals.

Image above: While Bet3000 offers various options to deposit funds into your betting account, the only available method for withdrawing your winnings is through traditional bank transfer. Nevertheless, this process is incredibly fast, reliable, and generally free of charges!

Unlike deposits, which Bwin occasionally charges fees for, betting winnings can typically be withdrawn from the betting account without any additional charges.

Possible translation: There is a possibility that fees may be applicable at Bet-at-home.

Bet-at-Home does not charge any processing fees, but there may be additional costs if withdrawals are requested more frequently per month. Therefore, the bookmaker will invoice 5 euros for the fourth withdrawal request via online banking and for the third request via Moneybookers.

Bank transfer is by far the most popular withdrawal method.

All withdrawal methods offered at Betsson come with no additional charges. The most popular withdrawal option at this bookmaker is also the online transfer, which typically takes between three to five days to process.

Withdrawals at Ladbrokes can be a bit more intricate. Customers from Canada are unable to request withdrawals using the services of PayPal, Maestro, or MasterCard. Sports bettors located outside of the United Kingdom who wish to utilize these services for withdrawals will need to provide their banking information.

Bet3000 only offers the option of withdrawing winnings via bank transfer in the withdrawal section. However, no fees will be charged as long as the amount does not go below 10 euros.

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