Start Betting Online

Online betting can be a daunting prospect for some, especially if you’re just starting out in the industry.  We realise that in the early days it can be tough to know exactly what to do in terms of bookmakers, account, and entering payment details, so we have produced a simple guide that you can follow which will hopefully ease your worries before you bet online.

Along with the guide we encourage you to use the information that provide throughout this site on all things betting. It will give you a great insight as to how to actually make money once you have your account set up. It also hosts a wealth of information on things such as different payment types, best bookmakers, sports betting articles,  bonus features, sports betting basics and tips. You can be guarteed that all the information you need is right here under one roof.

Let’s get into the guide.

Step 1 – Choosing your bookmaker

There are hundreds if not thousands of online bookmakers online. This can be a relatively overwhelming figure for many starting out on their betting journey, but fear not, as we have reduced them to handful of sites that we feel offer something for everyone depending on your betting needs.

Each site that we promote on Sports Betting Academy is 100% safe, tried and tested by our team of highly skilled employee’s, all in the aid to bring you the best betting sites and bonus deals. Each bonus deal is different, some offer more money than others, some clear quicker, some are simply a cheeky free bet, whatever you need we have it covered.

You need to decide what you want out of your betting experience. Are you just in for a quick few bets? Can you see yourself really sticking at and looking to make a decent second income? Do you want to improve as an old round sports bettor? By determining what you want to do you can then go and read up on the bookmakers we offer to find which will best suit your needs.

Step 2 – Opening an account

Once you have your bookmaker chosen, you then need to register your account. It’s a relatively simple process in most cases which will require you to enter personal details such as name, address, email, telephone number and possible even send of a few documents such as ID and proof of address. Whilst the process is simple, it’s worth just taking a little extra care over this section to make sure you enter the correct information. Taking time to make sure it’s right now can save a lot of heartache later down the line.

It’s important to remember that all online bookmakers we promote are fully licensed to their respected gaming and jurisdiction, making them completely safe and secure when you enter your personal details.

Step 3 – Depositing

Once your account is set up, depositing money couldn’t be easier. Simply choose your deposit method, enter the requested details and set your amount of which you want to deposit.

It’s worth taking a look at our banking section where we have spoken about some of the deposit methods in which many major online bookmakers promote on their site. Some may work better than others for you, such as e-wallets or even e-vouchers, whilst the ever present Visa debit and credit card are available.

One thing we would mention is that you have a limit and stick with it when it comes to online gambling and for you to only deposit what you can afford to lose.

Step 4 – Placing a bet

After your account is ready to go and charged with money, then you are ready to place your first bet. Many layouts of the modern day online bookmaker are really simple to use and it’s merely a case of choosing your sport and following the navigation bars to find the bet you want.

Remember that all the sites offer some sort of bonus when you sign up via Online Bookmaker and your first bet/deposit is often your qualifying amount. Keep this in mind when placing a bet or depositing for the first time as it can’t be changed at a later date.