You undoubtedly know the stories of people who win big money betting on football. Most gamblers don’t, of course, make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a week. That is not necessary at all. Even if you occasionally earn “only” 50 euros, these types of bets are interesting. The tension increases with every game where you bet money on. And then when your prediction comes true, you feel that euphoria of victory. Before you can dream of that first won bet, it is essential that you know which steps you have to take. With this short guide, we will help you on the right track!
It starts with finding the right bookmaker.
Football betting starts with finding the right bookmaker. A bookmaker is nothing more than an (online) betting office where you can find various football bets.
The list of online bookmakers is long. As a gambler, you would be wise to choose a trustworthy bookmaker where you can bet on football. The choice of a bookmaker is very personal. Some go for excellent bonus promotions, while others are looking for a betting office with wide limits or an excellent mobile app. So first take a look at different platforms before creating an account. The most important thing is that you choose a bookmaker with a Dutch license. As a Dutch player, you select a bookmaker with a license issued by the Dutch Gaming Authority. This way, you are guaranteed a safe range of games of chance. Looking further and playing on the European market? This could be a license from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) or the UK Gambling Commission. These gambling authorities ensure that your bookmaker follows several strict guidelines. Those guidelines are primarily intended to protect gamblers. Transparency, privacy and a safe gambling environment are some essential factors when issuing a license. With a bookmaker who does not have the correct permits, you have no guarantee that you will be paid out the winnings or that your personal information is safe.
Create and verify your bookmaker account
Have you found a bookmaker that suits you? Then it is time for the next step: creating an account. It only takes you a few minutes to create your own player account. Via the registration button (which is prominently displayed on every bookmaker website) you will automatically arrive at the registration form. Here the bookmaker asks for some personal information, such as your name, address, e-mail and bank details.
A license from the Malta Gaming Authority or the UK Gambling Commission means betting shops must take responsibility. They must be sure that the data is correct and that you are, for example, older than 18 years. People with large debts should also be banned. It is the bookmaker’s job to verify each new account. If fraud is suspected, a gambler can be refused. But suppose you fill in your details honestly and provide the requested documents (such as a copy of your passport and proof of your home address) on time. In that case, the bookmaker will accept your registration as soon as possible. From that moment on, you can officially call yourself a football bet.