How to Open a Sports Betting Account

So you want to place a bet on a sports event but don’t have a betting account? Well this guide will talk you through the process of becoming a member with an online bookie. Don’t be intimidated, it is a very simple process and joining the likes of Ladbrokes, Betfair, etc should take you no longer than five minutes – even if you are as IT illiterate as I am!

Follow the following five steps and your shiny new betting account will be in place in no time:

Decide which betting company you want to use. There are many bookmakers and betting sites that will be very happy to take your bet. You might want to check out a few review websites s to find a bookmaker that comes recommended or you might have a high street bookie that is familiar to you. You might even want to look at some odds comparison software to find one that regularly offers competitive odds.

Find the bookies website. There are two ways you can go about accessing a bookies website. Firstly you could simply type the name of the company into Google and this will bring its website up in the search results. The best way though is to click through a promotional link on another website. By clicking on a promotional banner, or text link, in most cases you are probably going to be awarded a free bet that you otherwise might miss out on.

Register your account. Once you have found the website of the betting company you are going with, you now need to look for either the register button or a sign-up graphic that will take you to the register screen. Simply input all of your details once you have come across this such as your name, address, date of birth, and so on. Now that you have completed all the required fields, click on the ‘register’ or ‘submit’ buttons, and the bookie’s website will finish the registration process.

Deposit some funds. Now that you have your account, all you need to do is fund it with some money before you begin betting. Most bookies will take all the major payment types such as credit/debit card, e-wallets, cheque, and so on. Decide upon which method you are going to use and insert you payment details. Please bear in mind thought that some betting companies will charge a few for using some credit or debit cards so check the terms and conditions before depositing.

Bet, bet, bet! Your new sports betting account has now been set up and is funded. All that is left to do now is to begin betting! Choose the sport and event you want to wager on and click your bet. If you are unsure what bets to place than check out some online sports tips with the likes of Sporting Life, Racing Post or These sites have some great tipsters that could help you get on to a real winner!

See I told you it was easy to do! Good luck with all your selections!

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