Opening a Sportsbook Account

Once you’ve read through our sportsbook reviews, and found a few bookmakers that you’d like to sample, you’ll want to open an account. This is a simple process, and you’ll need the following to process your account application as quickly as possible:

  • A valid email address
  • A credit card or PayPal account

Once you have these details at hand, use our sportsbook pages to click on the sportsbook of your choice. You will then find a registration tab located near the top of the sportsbook’s landing page, and you can click on this to open the registration form.


Registering a sportsbook account is fairly straightforward. You will be required to register your name, residential address, a phone number, a username and your date of birth. You will also be able to choose whether or not you would like to receive promotional material in future.

If you’ve decided to open an account at a sportsbook it is generally a good idea to allow them to contact you with promotional material. Sportsbook newsletters often feature information that will help you extract maximum benefit from the site, and will alert you to any betting specials and free bet offers you may otherwise miss out on.

Credit Cards

Some sportsbooks will require you to register a credit card immediately upon registration, while others only require you to register your card when making your first deposit. Immediate card registration is used for age verification, and speeds up the process of making your first deposit at a later stage.

Mastercard users should keep in mind that recent legislation passed in Europe has resulted in sportsbooks being unable to transfer money from sportsbook accounts into Mastercard accounts. While a Mastercard can be used to make a deposit, the use of a VISA card is preferable, as this facilitates easy withdrawals.

Several sportsbooks also allow users to deposit funds using debit cards and online money booking accounts. Maestro, Solo and Switch cards are accepted by a number of sportsbooks, while PayPal and MoneyBooker accounts can also be used to deposit and withdraw funds.

Registering a Username

Many sportsbooks will allow you to register yourself on the site under an alias. When registering your alias, keep in mind that some sportsbooks do not allow you to change this alias once it has been selected, and that this alias can be carried over to the casino and poker tables of users who make use of these facilities.

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