Setting up an online betting account

Setting up an online betting account is quick and easy. Just follow these simple steps.

If you are completely new to the world of online sports betting, then this is the perfect post to get you started.

The first thing you will want to do is set up an account. There are many betting companies to choose from, but some have a better reputation than others.

The following are a list of some of the more reputable and trustworthy companies:

  • Bet365
  • William Hill
  • Ladbrokes
  • Paddy Power
  • Betway

There are plenty more, but beginning with any one of these will see you right.

Setting up an account

The process involved in setting up an account with most betting companies is the same. Let’s take Ladbrokes as an example, just to illustrate the steps involved.

You will first be asked to provide some basic, standard information: Name, Address, Date of Birth, Email Address …

You will then be asked to provide your home address and your phone number.

The next thing you will be asked to do is create a username and a password for your account. (Note that at the end of this form, there is a ‘promo code’ box. Most, if not all, betting companies offer new customers an incentive or offer when signing up. This usually takes the form of free bets. The code that you need to enter is usually found in company’s online advertisements (see below)).

New Customer Offers

In the case of Ladbrokes, they are offering new customers £20 worth of free bets when they create an account and place a £5 bet using their own funds. (Note: It is always worth reading the terms and conditions when it comes to these offers, as not all bets will enable you to receive the free bets.)

Depositing money to your new account

You will now need to set up a means of depositing or transferring money to your new account. There are a number of options, but the most straightforward way is to register a debit (or credit) card. This is also the quickest way to lodge and withdraw funds.

If you have selected the debit/credit card option, you will then be asked to fill-in your card details. This card will then be saved in your account and serve as your means of making deposits and withdrawals.

Now all you have to do is deposit funds to your account and you are up and running. If you want to see what games or matches are available at any given time, just click on ‘Sports’ and then on the sport you are interested in. To see the games that are currently in-play, just click on ‘In-Play’.

If you want to deposit or withdraw funds, or make any changes to your account, simply click on ‘My Account’ and you will be given a list of options. This is also the place where you can enter codes for free bets and other promotional offers. So, if you forgot to enter the promotional code for your free bets when signing up, you can do it here. Just click on ‘Redeem Free Bets’

Once you click on ‘Free Bets’, you can enter the relevant code and the credits will be added to your account.

And that’s pretty much it. You are set to go. If you want to see some of the football leagues that offer the best opportunities to place winning bets, then check out my free report below. Good luck!