Today, more and more people are opting to gamble online. Online casinos are jam-packed with feature-rich slots, blackjack and other table games that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. In fact, some even come with live casino games that bridge the gap between online and brick-and-mortar casinos. Run by a real-life dealer, live casino games are perfect for those who want the experience of a land-based establishment but the comforts of home-based betting.
So, what do you need to do to gamble online? First things first, you need to open an online casino account. In this guide, we walk you through the process step by step.
Things to consider
Before opening a casino account, there are a few things to consider. Be sure to check details such as software, games, customer support, security, and most importantly, licensing, before registering a new account. Do your homework by reading the reviews and checking that your chosen casino suits your needs. At NetBet, we use state-of-the-art software to give our players the best experience possible. We are licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission, so you can rest easy knowing that everything is fair and above board.
Step 1 – Find your online casino
So, let’s get into the step by step guide. Step one is to find a reputable casino. Obviously, this ties in with the ‘things to consider’ section above, so be sure to do your homework to find a casino that’s right for you.
Step 2 – Open a real money account
Once you’ve identified a good casino, you need to open a real money account. To do this, hit the Register button on the casino homepage. You may also find the button elsewhere on the website so take the time to look around.
Step 3 – Complete the online registration form
Once you’ve hit the Register button, you’ll be directed to an online registration form and be prompted to enter personal details including your name, email address and password. All you have to do here is fill in the details. At this stage, you may also be asked if you would like to receive the new player bonuses.
Step 4 – Select your preferred banking method
Once you’ve completed the registration form, the next step is to select your preferred banking method. Depending on the casino, you may have the option to use PayPal if you prefer. Once this is set up, you’ll be able to deposit money and transfer your winnings into your account. To view the options available, visit the casino payment methods page.
Step 5 – Verify your email address
Before going any further, you may have to check your inbox and check for an email from the casino. This will usually include a link that verifies your email address. Simply click the link to complete this step of the signup process.
Step 6 – Log in to your new account
Once you’ve verified your email address, you should be able to log into your new casino account online. You can then have a look around and get to grips with the layout and game selection.
Step 7 – Try out a few games for free
If you’re new to online gambling, you might like to try out a few games for free before investing real money. Thankfully, most casinos offer games in the free, fun, or practice modes, so you can get the hang of things before investing your hard-earned cash. Obviously, remember that free play mode is just a demo, so you won’t make a profit this way.
Step 8 – Take advantage of any new player bonuses
Some casinos offer attractive bonuses for new players. Often, these are ‘no-deposit’ bonuses, which come in the form of bonus cash or free spins. You can usually claim this bonus even before you’ve made your first deposit. Depending on the casino, you may be able to use the no-deposit bonus on any game, or you may have to stick to the specified games. Once you’ve played a few games, you can withdraw your winnings to your bank account – providing that you’ve met the wagering requirements. At NetBet, we have a generous welcome bonus of up to £200 plus ten free spins on Vegas!
Step 9 – Make your first deposit
To start playing games for real money, you’ll need to make your first deposit. If you’ve already chosen your preferred banking method and inputting your card details. You can usually choose whether to deposit £10, £20, £30 etc, so just choose a value that suits your budget. To deposit funds into your account, you’ll need to visit the banking page of the online casino and select your chosen banking method, if you haven’t done so already. Top casinos offer a range of safe, secure and reliable banking methods such as prepaid cards, credit/debit cards, electronic wallets, wire transfer, bank transfer and pay by phone bill.
Step 10 – Start playing games for real money
Once your banking method has been verified, you can transfer funds into your account and start playing games for real money. You can now make use of any other new player bonuses and start playing games!
So, there you have it – how to open a casino account step by step. For more information on how to open an account with NetBet, visit our registration page. We have a wide selection of slots, blackjack and other table games, and plenty of promotions to take advantage of!