Why can't I use a credit card for betting or gambling?

As of April 14th 2020, it's no longer possible to gamble or bet in the UK using a credit card.

To place a bet or gamble through your UK PayPal account, you can use a debit card, bank account or your PayPal balance.  

Why has this ban happened? 

This ban is being imposed by the UK Gambling Commission and the government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It applies to online and offline betting. Gambling with borrowed money, including with a credit card, is a well-established risk factor for harmful gambling.