How to Open an Online Betting Account
Opening an online sports-betting account is actually incredibly easy; the only things you need are a computer, an internet connection and a payment method.
The only other requirements for placing bets online include:
- Being over the age of majority (in accordance to your local gambling laws).
- Being located in an area where online gambling is legal.
If time is of the essence and you’re looking to make a bet very quickly, you don’t have anything to worry about as a credit card, or a 3rd party payment method like Moneybookers, will be deposited into your account instantly.
Every major credit and debit card can be used with online bookmakers in Europe, and you can even get bonuses by using certain deposit methods. For more information on depositing, head to our guide: How to Deposit Into your Online Betting Account.
Signing up for an online betting account is similar to signing up for an account on any type of website, and you can actually register without depositing, although that doesn’t make much sense now does it?
If you are looking to access certain features of most online bookmakers you will have to have what’s called a funded account- that means that you have an account that either has money in it now or did at one point.
If you’re looking to watch online horse racing in the UK you will usually have to put down a bet on that specific race in order to watch the race unfold. However, American horse racing is generally free to stream regardless of whether you have funds in your account or not.
How to Get Started
To get started with an online bookmaker, you’ll want to head to our promotions directory. This will give you a list of the UK’s leading bookmakers, and the bonuses they offer you for singing up.
From that page you can click directly to the bookmakers and their registration page. Often it takes no more than five minutes from clicking the link on our site to having your account created and ready go. If you have any issues or questions, drop them in the comment box below, or send us an email, and we’ll see what we can do to help you out.