Our simple guide will describe how to start betting online
from scratch. We assume you have a working internet connection,
you are at least 18 years of age and you had a minimum of
experience in the betting world, also traditional ones that they
are in many betting shops but especially you have requirements
that we will analyze now.
Prerequisites for betting online:
To have a valid email address
Email address will serve to receive and send email to the
bookmaker and to confirm your subscription at the time of
registration, if you do not have an email address you could
register one for free at
To have a valid identity document
Keep a copy of your valid identity card (passport, identity card
or in some cases your tax code), and make a scanned copy
(preferably in .jpg or .png) or alternatively a traditional
photocopy, will be used to confirm your identity after opening
an account or when making the first withdrawal.
To have a valid payment method
After registering with one of the many bookmakers and confirming
your identity you need to send money on your betting account to
To do this you need at least one valid payment method. To date,
most operators accept different payment methods, to find out
more we recommend reading our online payments guide.
If you have these 3 basic
requirements, in addition to being aged and having a working
internet connection you are ready to make your first online bet.
Continue reading especially if you are at the beginning of your
online betting experience!
How to make your first online stake:
Open an account at online bookmaker
Carefully choose a bookmaker
according to your needs or payment methods provides so that
matches with yours. You are right to choose any online bookmaker
who has a valid license (both local or foreign) but operator must
accepts customers from your country, so you'll be able to open
an account without problems.. Our guide to the most reliable
Betting Sites will
clarify you current situation of online bookmakers in the world.
After opening an account read carefully the requirements for any
Make your first deposit
After you opened an account it is
time to make your first deposit. Before doing so, we recommend
you check carefully whether the bookmaker in question provides
the so-called Welcome Bonus, which often consists of doubling
your first deposit on the account up to a maximum, so if you
deposit €100 for example, the bookmaker will credit you an
equivalent amount, so €100 become €200 ready to bet! In our
Betting Bonus page you will find an
update list of bookmakers offering welcome bonuses, freebet or
Remember that your deposit method will be the same in case of
withdrawing your winnings!
Choose one or more events on which to bet
After you log in to the
bookmaker's website and after depositing money in your betting
account it's time to start betting on some matches! Choose
carefully your match and the type of bet to make (1x2, exact
result, under / over, etc.) and pay attention to the odds if you
have decided to take advantage of the famous welcome bonus
because the odds below a certain threshold (Usually from 1.40 to
2.00) may not be eligible to meet the bonus requirements.
Pick up your winnings
After making bets (hopefully!)
winning, it's time to pick up your winnings. As previously
written, the withdrawal of winnings will take place in the same
way as you paid, European money laundering rules provide for
this and even the bookmaker can't avoid it. So if you deposited
with a credit card or Neteller, winnings can only be withdrawn
through credit cards or Neteller!
To withdraw money, you must
verify your identity, if you have not done so at the time of
opening the account, using a valid identity document (passport
or ID card) and in some cases the bookmaker may ask a proof of
your residence in your country, then keep a few copies of a bill
(light, gas or phone) at your fingertips, a bank statement or
any other proof where your name and full address appears! If you
do not have one then you could go to your municipality, ask at
residence office for a residence certificate in plain paper,
that is, without a stamp, and use it as a proof of your
Good luck to your bets!!