How to Open a Betting Account
Picture the scene; you’re enjoying the latest Big Bash game online, and get a gut feeling that the Brisbane Heat are going to turn over the Hobart Hurricanes. However, you don’t have an online betting account with any of the market’s leading operators and aren’t quite sure about how to open one.
Fortunately, the process of registering for an Indian betting account is relatively simple, while there are a number of reputable, international operators competing for a slice of this lucrative market.
In this post, we’ll guide you through the process for opening an Indian betting account and help you to get started as an online punter!
1. Sign-up with Your Chosen Bookie
Once you’ve selected your preferred betting site (we’ve written another blog post helping you to make this choice here), the next step is to register for an account.
You can do this simply by clicking through a ‘sign-up’ or ‘join now’ icon on the site’s home page, which is usually located above the fold and at the top of the screen.
This will take you to a separate page that will ask you to fill in a number of personal details, including your name, email address, home address and mobile number.
You’ll also have to establish a memorable user name and a secure password for your account, and in the case of the latter we’d recommend that you select a unique password and refrain from saving this to your device.
2. Be Sure to Use Real and Accurate Details
At this stage, it’s important to note that you should use real and accurate details when creating your account.
The reason for this is simple; as operators will use this to verify your account, confirm your identification details and ultimately create a scenario where you can withdraw your winnings.
So, while we understand that you may be loath to use your real details, it’s important to trust your chosen betting site and the SSL encryption that it will use to protect your personal information.
Otherwise, the chances are that your account won’t be opened, or future withdrawals will be withheld until you provide more accurate information.
3. Verify Your Account and Get Started!
If you do use authentic details, you’ll be asked to provide further information including a copy of your ID (passport or driver’s license) and a utility bill to confirm your address.
This is part of the so-called ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) process, which is imposed internationally and ensures that underage gamblers are not granted access to an account.
Once these documents have been uploaded to your account, the operator will take between 24 and 72 hours to verify these. At the end of this process, you’ll receive an email confirming your account and access to a secure log-in!
At this stage, you’ll be able to credit your account and opt in to your welcome bonus where required. Then, all that’s left is to place your bet and turn a fun cricket viewing experience into a winning one!