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How to Open an Online Betting Account

Open an Online Betting Account in Under 15 Minutes

As 2018 draws to a close, online betting is more popular than ever. However, for many people, the process of opening an online betting account seems complicated and confusing. The truth is that it is easy and takes very little time. Below are all the steps you need to open an online betting account in under 15 minutes.

Where to Bet?

The first step you need to take is to decide where you want to bet. There are hundreds of online betting companies around the world and depending on where you live, you will have different options. Our homepage offers up the BEST places to bet. So be sure to check out the reviews and claim your bonus!

Select a sportsbook that meets your personal preferences.

Consider what will bring you entertainment when choosing where to play:

  • Maybe it’s high betting limits and good odds?
  • Or a VIP program where you get bonuses and exclusive promotions?
  • Do you want a deposit bonus to build your bankroll with?
  • Maybe you also want to play a bit of poker or online casino while betting on sports.

Our reviews break down all of these questions and can point you in the right direction for the best online sportsbook to meet your needs.

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BetOnline is a great option for American Players

If you are looking for high limits, the best odds and do not live in the United States we recommend Pinnacle Sports. If you live in the USA and want a similar experience with amazing odds, high limits and a Vegas-like VIP feel, you absolutely cannot go wrong with MyBookie or BetOnline. For many players, the process ofchoosing a company seems lengthy, and if you’re a beginner it can seem overwhelming. But the reality is different. We offer you reliable and complete reviews of online sportsbooks, casinos. Rest assured, we have played at every company we review so, you have all the necessary information.

Registration process

In order to bet with an online sportsbook, you must register an account. Registering and opening an account is a simple process. You can do it in a few minutes. Of course, a computer with internet connection is necessary. Or a mobile phone with internet access.

On every site, you will find a “Join” or “Register” text link. You must click this to proceed to registration.

Clicking “Register” or “Join”, opens the registration form. You need to fill in your exact personal details.

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In these fields, you fill in the related information. As a first name, you must write the exact name written to your identity card. To the city and address fields write your permanent home address. They will request you to prove it to the recognition stage.

Your date of birth must be correct. Under the law, betting is illegal for people under 18 years old. The email address you declare must be active. You may receive an email containing a link to activate your account.

Some companies have started asking for a mobile phone number. Perhaps a home phone number too. This is for identifying the data or retrieving a forgotten password, but is usually not mandatory.

Note if you would prefer to remain anonymous, the best place to play by far is Nitrogen Sports


Nitrogen is Bitcoin only, so if you’re new to Bitcoin you should check out our Bitcoin 101 Article here.

Login Details and Password

The next step is to fill in your account/login details: username and password. It is common to have some specific limitations when choosing your password. It is possible there are minimum and maximum of characters. Or the existence of capital letters or the existence of numbers/symbols. ($, #, %, !, ?, etc). The password you choose shouldn’t be obvious (birthday, phone number, etc.).

Use some password with a degree of difficulty and don’t share it with others. The password is personal and the company will never ask you to disclose it in any kind of contact.

You will be asked to answer security questions. Favorite team, mother’s maiden name, etc. It is important to remember the answers you give. You will be asked for these by the customer support if you need to retrieve a forgotten password.

By accepting the terms and conditions, you have completed the opening of your betting account. You can deposit and bet, but prior to any withdrawal, you will have to verify your identity (with the exception to anonymous sites like Nitrogen).

Identity verification procedure

Account identification is a necessary process and required by almost all companies. The identification process is known as “KYC” (Know Your Customer). Companies request it under the laws of each country and the regulators.

The possible documents you will be asked to complete the identification are:

  • Proof of age/identity with photo (ID or driving license or your passport).
  • Proof of permanent residence address. (public utility bill, mobile phone, Internet, power, gas, etc.).
  • Proof of payment depending on how you deposit. (front and back side of a debit/credit card, Neteller card, Skrill card).

In order to withdraw funds from your betting account, you must complete the verification process. The method to withdraw should be the same as the deposit method. For example, if you made a deposit with Bitcoin, your withdraw will be with Bitcoin.

Of course, there are exceptions. For example, Paysafecard. Withdrawals made from deposits using this method proceeds by bank transfer. Some companies allow you to have a different deposit and withdraw method.


Betting on the internet is safe and easy. You don’t have to fear when you want to open a betting account online. There are many benefits for your pocket and for your enjoyment. Ultimately, we recommend depositing with Bitcoin when possible as it is safe, secure and the fee’s are much lower than other methods. The other nice thing with Bitcoin is that you can get your money via withdrawal in a matter of hours, not days.

When you are ready to open an online betting account, we recommend checking out all of our reviews and then choosing the company that suits your needs best.

If you have more questions or need more help, shoot us an email or send us a message on twitter @actionbackers

Happy Betting!