How to get started
If you are new to the online betting scene please read through the following frequently asked questions, which should give you all the information you need to begin betting online.
How old do I have to be to bet?
You have to be at least 18 years of age to bet.
What is an online bookmaker?
An online bookmaker offers customers the chance to bet on the outcome of an event. The bookmaker provides odds on the likelihood of an outcome, and you as the customer can place a bet at the given odds.
How do I get started with online betting?
You first have to register with one or more online bookmakers. This will involve entering your personal details and choosing a username, and a password to access your account.
How do I fund my betting account?
Online bookmakers offer numerous ways to fund your betting account. The most popular way of depositing funds into a betting account is by debit card. Depositing by debit card does not incur any transaction fees. Other popular methods of depositing are:
- Debit cards (Visa, Delta, Switch, Electron, Solo, Laser etc)
- Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard)
How about withdrawing winnings?
If you make a return on a bet your funds will be stored in your online account balance, and be available for you to place more bets. You can choose to withdraw funds whenever you wish. Withdrawals will normally be sent back to the account in which you have deposited from, however some bookmakers will allow you to have several means of deposit and withdrawal.
How long do withdrawals take?
Withdrawals to debit and credit cards generally take 3-5 days. Some other online money sending companies boast that your money is available instantly. Faster withdrawals are not always better as fees are often charged to return your cash to your bank account.
Do I need to download software to bet on sports?
No. All sports betting is available by simply signing in and making your bets online. If you wish to play poker or casino games within the bookmakers site, you may have to download some software.
Is it safe to bet online?
Absolutely. Bookmakers use market leading security software to ensure that your private information never becomes available to anyone else. Please see our post on betting security.
Which bookmaker should I choose?
This is totally your choice. Take a look at our bookmaker reviews and their promotions. Our reviews are thorough and honest and written through first hand experience with each bookmaker we cover on our site.