How to Sign Up for an Online Casino

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Getting signed up at an online casino may seem like a daunting task, but in reality, it’s quick and easy. On this page, we’ll run down the steps required to sign up with an online casino, from start to finish. Our goal is to make the process as seamless as possible for you—no matter which online casino you choose (and visit our online casino learning hub for more beginner guides).

How to Sign Up for an Online Casino

Let’s start with a step-by-step guide to signing up at a real money online casino.

1

Visit the Registration Page

Most often, you can access the registration page by clicking a button on the site or app that says “Join Now” or “Register.”

2

Enter Account Details

You’ll first be asked to create an account, using familiar details such as username, password, and email address.

Account Details

3

Enter Personal Details

To keep your identity secure and verify your age, you’ll then be asked for some personal details including name, date of birth, address, and the last four digits of your SSN.

Personal Details

4

Complete Verification

Next, your account will be verified. This ensures that your name matches your details, that your address is current, and that you are of legal age to gamble in your state. This step may require additional manual steps, such as submitting a photo of your government-issued ID.

How to Claim a Bonus Offer

Claiming a bonus offer depends on whether it’s for new players or existing players, but both processes are similar and simple. Check out our tips on claiming a casino bonus.

1

Read the Terms and Conditions

First and foremost, always read the terms and conditions of a bonus offer before deciding to claim it. (Check out the example of terms and conditions above.) Ensure that aspects such as playthrough requirements and eligible games are fair and keep you playing within your comfort zone. If a promotion requires a level or type of play that doesn’t feel comfortable or accessible to you, skip it.

BetMGM T&Cs

2

Opt-In

If you’re claiming an online casino bonus offer for new players, opting in will entail clicking an exclusive link to access the registration page and/or entering a promo code or bonus code while completing the registration process. No deposit bonuses are a popular variety of offers for new players.

If you’re claiming a bonus offer for existing players, opting in will entail visiting the promotions page of the online casino and clicking the “Opt-In” button (example pictured above). Keep in mind that some promotions do not require you to opt in; instead, you’ll be automatically enrolled. This can be determined within the terms and conditions mentioned in the previous step.

BetMGM Bonus Offer example

    3

    Complete Required Tasks

    Now that you know exactly what you need to do to claim your bonus offer thanks to the terms and conditions and have opted in successfully, it’s time to actually complete those tasks, which include playthrough requirements, eligible games, and more.

    You can also cancel an online casino bonus any time after claiming.

      4

      Cash Out or Deposit More

      Once you’ve played through your online casino bonus, you can cash out your winnings, keep the money in your account to play later, or deposit more money to continue playing. Be sure to practice responsible gaming to ensure you protect yourself while you play.

      How To Deposit Money at an Online Casino?

      Once you’ve completed registration, the next step is to make a deposit. In this example of how to make a deposit, we’ll use BetMGM Casino.

      1

      Consider Your Bonus

      Before making a deposit, read through the terms and conditions of the welcome bonus to ensure you’re fulfilling any first deposit requirements. For example, with the BetMGM bonus code, your first deposit must be a minimum of $10.

      2

      Visit the Cashier Page

      Next, visit the cashier page. Here, you’ll have your first choice to make, which is to decide which deposit method to use. We recommend options such as PayPal and ACH/eCheck as they have high success rates, quick transaction times, and make withdrawals easy down the road.

      BetMGM Cashier Page

      3

      Complete Your Deposit

      Click through to the deposit method you’d like to use, type in the amount you’d like to deposit, and enter any additional information. In the example pictured here, a PayPal deposit will first ask you the amount you’d like to deposit, followed by asking you to log in to your PayPal account. ACH/eCheck, as another example, will ask you to fill in bank details such as account and routing number.

      BetMGM PayPal Deposit

      Types of Deposit Options

      Payment MethodDeposit MinimumDeposit TimeWithdrawal Method?
      Apple Pay Casinos$10InstantYes
      Bitcoin CasinosNo MinimumInstantYes
      Cash App Casinos$10InstantYes
      Credit Card Casinos$10InstantNo
      Debit Card Casinos$10InstantYes (at select casinos)
      eCheck/ACH Casinos$5-$10InstantYes
      Mastercard Casinos$10InstantDebit Only (at select casinos)
      Neteller CasinosNot at US casinosN/AN/A
      PayPal Casinos$5-$10InstantYes
      PayNearMe Casinos$10~15 MinutesNo
      Play+ Casinos$5-$10InstantYes
      Skrill Casinos$10InstantYes
      Venmo Casinos$10InstantYes
      Visa Casinos$10InstantDebit Only (at select casinos)
      Wire Transfer Casinos$100 - $2,5005 - 7 Business DaysYes ($1,000+ minimum)

      Things To Know About Sweeps and Social Casinos

      If you’re looking to sign up at a sweepstakes or social casino, the process may be slightly different.

      Take WOW Vegas for example. Here, the only details required to open an account are a username, email, password, and date of birth. Of course, more details are required down the line if you’d like to redeem your coins for prizes.

      Joining an Online Casino – KYC & Other Things to Know

      Signing up at an online casino isn’t as fast as signing up at most sites. Online casinos must verify user information to stay within state law, prevent underage gambling and fraud, and spot duplicate accounts. This Know Your Customer (KYC) process requires users to complete steps to verify their identity, including providing sensitive information like their social security number, date of birth, and address. That’s why it’s so crucial for legal online casinos that operate under strict regulations and with the highest level of security technology.

      Online casinos also use geolocation technology to verify that a player is located in a state that legalized online gambling. If you’re playing with an online casino app, geolocation is integrated into the mobile platform. But, if you’re playing on a computer or mobile web browser, you’ll be asked to download software called GeoComply, which verifies player location.

      How To Choose an Online Casino

      • Game Variety: The online casino you choose should have games you enjoy playing, and lots of them. Look for whether a site focuses on slots or table games, and if each category contains the games you’d like to play.
      • Bonuses: Bonuses, while not a mandatory part of the online casino experience, add so much value to the experience that they are absolutely worth considering when choosing an online casino. Pick a site that not only offers a good amount of bonuses, but that has bonuses that cater to your style of play.
      • Customer Support: Hopefully, you’ll never need to contact customer support, but if you do, you’ll thank yourself for choosing an online casino that has efficient customer support reachable at any time through multiple channels.
      • Deposit and Withdrawal: Whether it’s in your account balance or not, your money is your money. Make sure to pick a casino that allows you to easily add to your account balance, as well as easily withdraw your money when the time comes. Consider which casinos have fast processing times and a variety of payment options.
      • Security: All legal online casinos will feature strong security, but for peace of mind, you should absolutely ensure the one you choose is protecting your personal and payment information using strong SSL encryption.

      Sign Up for an Online Casino Today

      We hope this page has given you a solid understanding and set of expectations for signing up at an online casino, from your first visit to the site through claiming bonuses, depositing, and enjoying your play. Now it’s time to join an online casino based on what’s most important to you, whether it’s depositing the lowest amount, getting the biggest bonus, or enjoying the best overall online casino.

      About the Author

      Craig Corbeels

      Craig Corbeels

      Craig Corbeels is a lead writer and gambling expert for Bonus.com. He has been involved in the online gambling industry since 2013. Previously, he worked for Gamesys and Bally's Interactive as a copywriter and social media strategist for multiple North American online casinos.
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