Getting Started at Online Casinos

Before you can play in the real cash mode at an online casino today, you need to register an account with them. This simple registration process is quite straightforward and the online application form that you need to fill out requires basically the same kind of details, at whichever casino you are trying to sign up to.

The casino will also request proof of identification and this means that at some point, before you can withdraw your cash, you must send in a copy of a recent phone bill or bank statement (which must be less than three months old). These documents must have your name and your current address on. The casino will then carry out the necessary ID checks to prove who you say you are. You will also need to provide the casino with a copy of your passport or your driver’s license.

Most verification checks take approximately 48 hours to complete. Some checks may take longer, but some casinos may complete these checks on the same day that you sent them the documentation. The duration of the verification process can vary a great deal. If the casino has downloadable software, you could also start the installation process while you are filling out the online application form. Most casino downloads take just a few minutes to install onto your computer.

When your details have been verified and when your real cash gambling account has been activated, you can then proceed to make your first deposit. You can head over to the cashier section to find a suitable payment method that you would feel comfortable using. Players can choose from e-wallets, direct bank transfers, debit cards, credit cards and also prepaid cards such as Ukash or Paysafecard. Some of the most popular e-wallets include NETELLER, PayPal and Skrill (formerly moneybookers).

Try and make your first deposit within the first few days of signing up to the casino. This means that you won’t miss out on the welcome bonus. Some welcome bonuses have a tendency to expire within the first week or first month if you don’t take advantage of them and remember to read through the bonus T’s and C’s to make sure that you get the most out of your bonus.