Beginners Information and Getting Started at Online Casinos
The first thing you should do before signing up to an online casino is check that it is licensed to offer real cash gambling services. Each online casino that features on this site is fully licensed in Malta or in one of several other trusted licensing jurisdictions such as Alderney, Gibraltar, Kahnawake, Antigua, the Netherlands Antilles or Costa Rica. This information is generally in the ‘About Us’ section, on the homepage, or it can be obtained by contacting the customer support.
You need to be over 18 to play in the real cash mode at any of today’s online casinos, so any younger and you will just have to wait. Before you can play for real cash prizes, you will need to register an account and this simple online application form should take just a few minutes to fill out. You will need to enter certain details and personal information about yourself such as your date of birth, full name, email address, current home address (including zip/postal code) and usually your landline telephone number and/or mobile number.
You generally have to check the box that says you have read and understood the terms and conditions/policies. There may be another box that you must check or uncheck to say whether you want to receive information about upcoming promotions etc. It’s always a good idea to receive this information, which will be sent to you either by SMS or to the email address that you registered. If it arrives by email, the correspondence could end up in your spam/junk folder so you should add the casinos email address to your safe-senders list when you receive your first email from them.
One last thing you will need to have ready is a scanned copy of an original gas or electric bill, or a recent bank statement, plus a copy of your identification, such as your passport of your driver’s license. These should be valid documents that have your name and address on and they will help the casino validate your details. This will basically prove who you say you are and it will allow the casino to activate your account so that you can start playing in the real cash mode. Try and remember to have these documents stored locally on your computer so you can have them ready to send in when they request this information from you.