Opening an online betting account is very easy to do, it is also extremely convenient, no more trip to that dodgy bookie round the corner, and live up to date odds available from the comfort of your own home.
You have plenty of choice and some bookmakers even offer you free bets just for trying them out!
To start off with you will need to pick a bookmaker, as you might have guessed there are hundreds about. Have a look on our Top Bookmakers page to find a suitable one. They are all tried and tested and the majority are high street names.
Once you have decided, click on the link and it will take you to their site.
Click on the "register" or "join up" option on their site.
Next you will have to fill in your details, then you are up and running!
Make sure you read the terms and conditins before you deposit any money, there are a few points you will need to check:-
Deposit methods - Do they accept the card you want to use?
Minimun deposits - Could be 5,10 or even 15 pounds.
Minimum bet allowed - could be £2, but usually a lot lower.
Maximum winnings - dont' place a massive bet if there maximum payout is only £100!
Rules - check their betting rules as different bookmakers vary.
Now you have an account you are ready to deposit some money to bet with. if you have signed up with the option of a free bet, make sure you read the terms of this.
Now you are ready to bet, so pick the event you wish to bet on and good luck!
Remember, you don't have to just stick with the one bookrmaker, you can open accounts with as many as you like. Make sure you take advantage of the free bets offers.
Article written by Michael Flynn.
1. Pick the best bookmaker - I recommend bet365.
2. Enter your details. You will need to add a deposit method too, if you don't like using your bank card you can use paypal.
3. Deposit the amount you wish to bet, remember if you are taking a bonus you must follow the terms and conditions.
4. Start betting.
Betfair Sports £100 Bet Bundle - Click here
New Customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply
New Customers only. Up to £100 in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply.