Gambling online is one of the easiest things that you can do, provided you have access to the internet and online gambling is legal in your country. In many cases, you can see what online gambling is about just by playing the available demo games in a $10 deposit casino on the internet. However, if you want to play online gambling games for real money, then you will need to go through one step first. What we’re talking about is the indispensable process of registration.
Registering an online casino account is something that you can’t go without if you want to play online gambling games. Luckily, in the majority of cases, online casinos strive to make the registration process as easy as possible. So, if you want to learn more about an often-overlooked piece of the online gambling puzzle – then you’ve come to the right place. Below you will find our elaborate review of the registration process in online casinos. At the end, you will be able to go breeze through it with ease regardless of the online casino that you will pick.b
The Importance of the Casino Being Legit
First thing’s first – if you’re unsure whether the casino that you’ve picked is legit ore not, then you better steer clear of it. And how do you go about making sure that the casino in question is legit? Well, the first thing to do would be to check if the casino in question has a valid license issued by a licensing authority. Some of the most important regulatory authorities in the world, in this regard, are:
- The United Kingdom Gambling Commission,
- The Malta Gaming Authority,
- The Curaçao Gaming Control Board
and others. You will see that most of the legit online casinos have a license issued by one of the aforementioned regulatory authorities. That being said, while having a valid license is not a foolproof guarantee that the casino is legit, it’s definitely a prerequired fact that you need to take note of. And if an online casino doesn’t have a valid license, then steer clear.
Apart from checking whether the casino has a license, you can also go for reading online reviews of a casino. The players will typically share their experience with the casino that you’re interested in learning more about, honestly. If people overwhelmingly say that they have had a positive experience in the casino – that the games are fair and that they’ve received their payouts – then it’s a safe bet that the casino is legit. If, on the other hand, customers report shady activities on part of the casino – if they have the opinion that the games are rigged or they had an unpleasant experience with casino payouts – then once again, it’s best for you to steer clear.
And the reason why we say that it’s important to find out whether the casino is legit or not before you create your account is because you will need to share some personal information with the operator before you can start playing the games for real. So, you may very well end up being the victim of identity theft, and this is no joke. Furthermore, once you start playing, you can be deceived with rigged games that will surely but surely take your money, giving the house an unfair advantage. So, if there’s one thing that you ought to do before registering in an online casino for the purpose of online gambling – it’s to check whether the casino is legit.
The Registration Process
But we’ve gotten ahead of ourselves. We’ve talked of how important it is to check out if the casino is legit, but we’ve failed to elaborate on the registration process itself, i.e., what would you need to do in order to register an account in an online casino. To remedy this, we’ll now outline for you a step-by-step list that you can follow every time you wish to create an account in an online casino – nice and easy:
- Step 1: Visit the official website of an online casino.
- Step 2: Find the registration button and click it. It should be located in the top-right corner of the screen.
- Step 3: A new window will likely pop out. You will need to write some personal information in the fields, such as your name and address (which is why, once again, it’s very important that the casino is legit before you write such information.)
- Step 4: Follow through on the registration process by continuing to write all the information that the casino requires of you.
- Step 5: The operator will now send a confirmation link to the email address that you have provided. Click it to complete the registration process.
And that’s it. Congratulations – you have now registered a casino account on the casino website that you’ve selected. Of course, it’s unreasonable to expect that literally every single online casino on the internet would follow the exact same structure that we’ve outlined above. But you’d be surprised to learn of the sheer number of casinos that follow this exact process when it comes to registering an account. So, if you have registered an account in an online casino – then it means that you will be able to successfully register an account in another online casino, as well.
Once you have gone through the registration process, it’s time to start playing the games. This is the very purpose of your visit to the online casino and the main reason why you’ve bothered to register an account. That being said, you can now start playing the demo versions of the available casino games at the casino – if the operator has decided to make them available to you. But what happens if you want to play the gambling games for real?
Well, the first thing that you will need to do is deposit some money on your account. Fear not, as this is also typically a very easy step that you can go through with ease – at least, in most casinos. First of all, you need to be aware that there are several payment methods that you can use to make deposits in the online casinos that you’ve picked. Some of the most popular and most widely used among them are:
- Bank wire transfer,
and others. You can pick whatever method you prefer to use and you’re good to go. As for the exact steps that you will need to take in order to make a deposit, assuming that you have already registered an account – they are the following:
- Step 1: Log into your account at the casino.
- Step 2: Visit the cashier page and select deposit.
- Step 3: Select the deposit method that you’d like to use to complete the transaction.
- Step 4: Write the sum of money that you want to deposit on your account.
- Step 5: Finalize the process and deposit the money.
So, if you have gone through the abovementioned 5 steps, then it means that you have successfully made a deposit on the casino site. You can now proceed to use the money that you have deposited to play the available games and gamble.
It’s important to note whether the use of a particular deposit method incurs any costs. As things stand, some casinos will charge you a fee for using a particular deposit method – but won’t charge you anything if you use another one. So, by reading through the terms and conditions regarding casino payments, you will learn more about whether you will need to pay a fee for using the deposit method you’ve picked – or not. Also, some deposit methods will work a lot faster than others. If you use, say, Visa, you will be able to make instant deposits in many online casinos. And if you use some other payment method, you may need to wait a few days before the money gets transferred to your casino account successfully.
Another important thing to note here when it comes to the deposit process is the fact that most online casinos offer generous bonuses to for your first, or first few, deposits. In many cases, you will get a 100% deposit match bonus for your troubles. But you will first need to hit the minimum deposit in order to be eligible to claim the bonus. And you may even get some free spins, as well. The best thing for you to do here would be to check the terms and conditions at the casino when it comes to the bonuses. You will learn all it takes for you to claim the bonuses – and what kinds of deposit methods you will need to use for this purpose.
Just as it is important to be able to deposit money in an online casino, it’s just as important to be able to withdraw money from the casino. Once again, being able to withdraw money from your casino account is tied in with registering a casino account first and then depositing some money on it.
Once you deposit some money, you will be able to start playing the games. And, given the level of your luck, you will start winning some money as you play. After a while, you may wish to initiate a withdrawal and transfer the money from your casino account. To do this, once again, you will be able to use one or more payment methods, such as:
and the like. Again, be sure to read the terms and conditions regarding the withdrawals, as you will learn a great deal about whether there are any fees that you’ll need to pay to withdraw money. It’s never a good thing to pay extra if you could do away with this expense and withdraw money for free.
There is a greater variance when it comes to casino withdrawals in terms of the timespan in which you’ll get the money. There are cases when you will get the money instantly and then there are cases when you may need to wait up to a few weeks to get the money. In this regard, the bank wire transfer withdrawal method tends to be the slowest. Regardless, most of the payment methods in modern casinos will have you make easy withdrawals.
We don’t have to make an additional list of steps that you will need to take to withdraw money from your casino account, either. The fact is that all you need to do is follow the exact same steps that you would need to follow if you were to make a deposit – to withdraw money.
However, many online casino operators have made it a habit, it seems, to require a bigger sum of money to be withdrawn – before you can initiate the withdrawal process. In many cases, you will need to be able to withdraw at least $20 to initiate the withdrawal process.
And once again, if an online casino operator should try and prevent you in any way from withdrawing your money from your account, then you’d better keep your eyes open, as you may very well be the victim of an elaborate scam. Luckily, the vast majority of mainstream online casinos are completely legit and safe to use in this regard, so you can initiate and complete withdrawals in no time, with whatever payment methods that you wish to use for this purpose.
Alternative Payment Methods
In some cases, you will see that online casinos feature various alternative payment methods that you can use for making deposits and withdrawals. What we have in mind here are to so-called cryptocurrencies. Some of the most popular cryptocurrencies that people use nowadays to make payments are:
and others. The reason why we say that you should have in mind whether the casino that you’d like to play in accepts cryptocurrency payments, is that many of the crypto casinos will feature insane bonuses that you can claim. You’ll be no stranger to potentially getting several thousand dollars all at once, once you make your first deposit on the platform.
But on the other hand, you will need to be extra careful when using the services of crypto casinos, due to the fact that online crypto casinos have a tendency to be underregulated. So, there ought to be a few bad apples, but, in most cases, even the cryptocurrency casinos are known to be very safe.
And there are several benefits that you will experience if you decide to use cryptocurrency payment methods. The first thing to note is that there are no fees whatsoever attached to the use of your crypto payment methods. This goes both for deposits and withdrawals – you will need not pay fees to make any payments to and from the online crypto casino.
Also, you will maintain complete anonymity if you use cryptocurrency payment methods. The blockchain network will guaranteeit your anonymity and you won’t need to share any personal details if you want to make a transaction with cryptocurrencies.
But still, cryptos aren’t really mainstream payment methods, so it’s still unreasonable to expect that there will be hundreds of online casinos that feature them. Regardless, if you want to use cryptocurrency payment methods due to any reason whatsoever, you will still be able to find an online casino that accepts them.
Credit Cards, Debit Cards, and Electronic Wallets
If you want to make a casino deposit, then you will usually need to pick one of three different types of deposit methods that you can use in this regard. These are the credit cards, debit cards, and electronic wallets.
The first thing to note is that gambling commissions and regulatory authorities are getting privy of how dangerous it can be for players to use credit cards as payment methods – and with good reason. Credit cards are known to let people get into negative credit – meaning they’re allowed to spend more money than they have on their account. And you can see how this can spiral out of control once the player starts to chase after their losses. Gambling is highly addictive and players are known to “lose their heads” when playing, so, by using a credit card, you may very well end up spending a lot more money than you have previously allowed yourself to spend. So, don’t act surprised if an online casino doesn’t allow you to use a credit card to fund your account.
Debit cards, on the other hand, are the go-to option, as they are much safer to use and not abuse. So, by using a debit card, you will only be able to spend as much money as you have on it, and not a single cent more. So, most online casinos and gambling regulators have no qualms whatsoever when it comes to using debit cards for making deposits.
Lastly, we have the electronic wallets. These are a somewhat novel payment method in that they are the youngest of the rest. The great thing about the electronic wallets is that you won’t need to share any card numbers or other sensitive information with the casino. This adds an additional layer of protection that you can use to your advantage when it comes to hiding your personal data as much as possible.
So, regardless of the particular deposit type that you will use, you will be able to make seamless deposits quickly. That being said, you should still do some additional research when deciding which particular payment option to use, as these payment methods have their own strengths and weaknesses.
The Paying by Phone Deposit Option
Lastly, we would like to talk some more about the so-called paying by phone deposit option that you can now use in an increasing number of online casinos. So, what does it mean to pay and play by phone? It means exactly what it looks like it means – you can use your phone to make payments to your account and play games in this way.
You will be billed at the end of the month with your phone bill. But what about the benefits of using this way to pay? Well, first, it’s highly convenient. You may be dead broke for the moment and you still wish to play some gambling games for fun. In this case, you can pay by phone and start playing immediately.
However, there are some drawbacks to using pay by phone to make deposits, too. First of all, the deposit limit of the pay by phone option is very low. In most cases, you will be able to deposit no more than $20 during the span of any month. Sure, $20 may be just what you need if you want to play a few rounds at the roulette table. However, there are many players that would agree that this is a very small sum of money – and they would prefer to be able to make a lot bigger deposit instead.
Also, the number of online casinos that accept this deposit method, while increasing, is still low. We can only expect that more and more online casino operators will strike agreements with phone companies to enable players to fund their iGaming experience through their phone bills. But for now, the number of online casinos that accept pay by phone is too small, especially in comparison with the number of online casinos that accept the other mainstream deposit methods.
Conclusion – Registration, Deposit, and Gambling
Now you know what it takes for you to start gambling in an online casino on the internet. You’ve learned a great deal about the way you can go through the registration process in an online casino and what exactly you’ll need to do make your first deposit. We hope that you’ll have fun using the various deposit and withdrawal methods that we have elaborated on above. And we hope that your entire online gambling experience will get a significant bump due to your new-found knowledge of the registration, deposit, and gambling processes.