What Personal Details Do You Have to Register When Signing Up to an Online Casino?
Before you can start playing online casino games for real money, you first need to find a suitable online casino. When you have found an online casino with everything you’re looking for, you would need to register a real money account, which takes less than a couple of minutes to do. The online application form can be filled out in seconds, and as soon as your new account has been activated, you can start playing your favourite games immediately.
What personal details are required when signing up to an online casino?
Almost every online casino application form (aka registration form) will require the same basic details from each new player, such as:
- First name
- Last name
- Date of birth
- The country that you live in
- House or mobile number
- Email address
You may also be required to check the male or female box (not required at every online casino), plus you will need to come up with a unique password. Your online casino username will either be the email address you used when signing up or something unique that the casino assigns you. Alternatively, it can be something you can create yourself. If it’s already in use by another user, you will have to be a little bit more creative and come up with a different username.
When creating your new casino account’s password, try and make it so that it’s not too easy to guess and that it has at least 10 characters (a mixture of numbers, letters, and symbols).
More information about the registration form and signing up to online casinos
Some of you may have wondered how old do you have to be to gamble. In most countries where certain forms of online gambling are legal, you only have to be 18 years old or above to gamble. However, in the US, certain Canadian provinces and various regions of the world where online casino gambling is legal, the minimum age required by law might be 19, 20, or 21.
Just make sure that you are of legal age before attempting to sign up to a fully licensed online casino.
Before you complete the online registration form, you may also be required to enter a security question along with an answer to that question as an added layer of security. For example, if you get locked out of your account, you can get in touch with the player support, and they will ask you your security question, which you must provide the answer for. Examples of security questions include:
- Father’s first name
- Mother’s maiden name
- First pet’s name
- First headteacher’s name
- First school
Alternatively, some online casinos allow you to create your own security questions instead of using one of the generic questions from the list. Now that you have filled out all of these personal details, it would also be a good idea at this time to set account deposit limits. For example, you could set a $/€/£20 daily deposit limit, a $/€/£50 weekly deposit limit, or a $/€/£100.00 monthly deposit limit. The choice is yours. Being able to set deposit limits is one of the best safer gambling tools currently available to players.
You then need to check the box that says you have read and agree with the casino’s policies. Now, all that’s left to do is click/tap the button that says ‘join now,’ ‘sign up,’ or words to that effect so that your new account can be activated. You should then receive a confirmation email to the email address that you used when you signed up, and you may need to click on the link inside that email to confirm it’s you who just registered a new account.
What other personal details will I need to sign up to an online casino?
You will, at some point, be contacted by the casino’s verification department either when logged into your casino account or via email. They will request more documents from you to prove that you are who you say you are. It’s to prevent fraudulent activity, underage gambling, and multiple accounts being opened.
The types of documents that you MUST send the casino will include proof of ID and proof of address. This could be a bank statement or energy bill with your name and current address on it (must be less than 12 weeks old) and either a scanned colour copy of your driver’s license, passport, or another form of ID (must be active and not expired). It should then take no more than two days for the verification department to verify your details. Once verified, your account will now no longer be restricted in any way, and you will be free to deposit and withdraw without any further interruptions.