For any type of sports fan or sports bettor, it is essential to sign up to at least one of the many sportsbooks that can be found online. With the advancement in technology and, the easy and fast access of the internet has enabled that the old fashioned sportsbooks to be able to take their place among the thousands of other services. The great thing about online sportsbooks is the fact that they are easy to sign up to. Obviously a bettor needs to be 18 or 21 and older in order to sign up and be able to gamble; the age depends on whether or not the sportsbook is US friendly or not. However, many new and even old, bettors do not know or do not have enough experience to sign up on one of these sportsbooks. With this easy step by step guide we will show bettors how easy it is to sign up and start betting their favorite NFL teams. We will be using the Bovada online sportsbook as an example for how to sign up.
Step 1: Locating
The very first step that any bettor should do before they can even sign up is finding the right sportsbook. There are different kinds of bettors out there, and they each have different needs or wants. This is why looking through various online sportsbooks, checking out their layout, reading the website reviews that can tell a bettor the pros and cons of each website, and it will let them find the best fit.
Step 2: Signing Up
Once the bettor has gone to the main page of the online sportsbook, in this case Bovada, they will find a big button, with words on it. The words usually read “Join Now” or “Sign Up Now”. On the Bovada sportsbook, this particular button is on the right hand side of the screen.
Once the button is located, simply click on it and wait for the next window to open and follow the instructions given.
Step 3: General Information
For any of those, which in these modern times is almost everyone that have already created a profile or an account in any of the vast websites, like Hotmail, understand this step is quite easy. Simply enter the information as it is asked. The information is divided into different sections. They usually ask for your global location, i.e. which country you live in. They ask general information about you, like name and date of birth. During this step you will also create a login and password. This information is crucial in determining whether the sportsbook will allow you to join or not.
Step 4: Confirmation E-mail
They ask you for a current email address they can send you the confirmation status of the account creation process. It is not necessary to go and check the email after accomplishing the last step, but bettors will find good bonuses that they can use later on in the sign up process.
Step 5: Depositing Funds
This is the most important step when it comes to signing up at any online sportsbook. Creating an account with no money in it isn’t a very good start for placing bets. There is a minimum and maximum allowed amount that can be deposited per day. There are various options that can be used when depositing this money; bettors can use their credit or debit cards, as well as some of the available online banking services like NETELLER and Moneybookers. After inputting the necessary information and sending in the deposit, the bettor can move on to the final step.
Step 6: Bonus Codes
During this final step, the bettor will have the chance to input any of the many bonus codes that were either sent in the confirmation email or can also be found in the bonus section of the website. Depending on the bonus type, the bettor could get free money by getting their initial deposit being matched, a certain percentage. Most online sportsbooks have a welcome bonus with these conditions in them. There are countless of other bonuses that can be found and used, so never forget to look these up.
Step 7: Start Betting
After your account has been funded, and all of the other information has been verified, all that is left to do is to start betting. There are tons of different sports and events that the bettor can pick from. Simply sit back and enjoy the greatness of sports betting.