How to Verify Your Sports Betting Account

Sports betting can be incredibly exciting and rewarding but in order to make a start, you need to set up an account with a trusted book.

No one likes handing out their personal information or typing out those really difficult details like your date of birth, address and even the trickiest of them all; your name. 

Whether you like it or not, if you want to join the millions of Americans betting with online sportsbooks you’ll be asked to confirm who you are. This is for your safety and the safety of the sportsbook you're registering with.

It’s a pretty quick process which opens the floodgates for fun and the chance to steal money from the sportsbooks. This is especially true when you use to help you! 😉

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Why do I need to verify my betting account? 

Sportsbooks are granted individual licenses within particular states across America. In order to comply with these licenses and laws surrounding gambling, they must vet your identity.

Let’s break down some of the main reasons: 

  • Legal betting age —  You can only engage in sports betting if you are 21 years or older — unless you are in Montana, New Hampshire and Rhode Island (all 18+). Naturally, books must confirm your age otherwise that would be liable for any underage gambling. 

  • Protecting your information — America’s most trusted sportsbooks want to help keep your details safe and secure. This helps their reputation with bettors and ensures flexible deposit and withdrawal systems. 

  • No missing payments — This can be a big issue for both bettors and sportsbooks. However, with verification of your betting account this becomes a very unlikely outcome. Not only can missing payments be a painful experience for you, but processing fees to fix the situation are high. As we said, luckily you won’t have to worry about it!

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Steps to verifying your betting account

It’s simple! You just need to scan in a few pieces of identification which you should have handy. Most sportsbooks will prompt you to verify your account as you can’t bet without it. Otherwise you can head to the ‘My Account’ section and find the ‘Confirm my Identity/Account’ tab. 

These days you can scan and upload your documents via your phone or computer. What documents, you ask?

  • Official photo ID (driver’s license/passport)

Note: Most sportsbooks only want to verify your full name, date of birth and address. By submitting your driver’s license you can avoid submitting any extra documents. 

If you’ve submitted an ID other than a driver’s license, you will likely need to a document showing proof of address:

  • Household Bill (Water/Electricity/Gas/Wifi/Cable TV)
  • Phone Bill 
  • Medical Bill
  • Car/House Insurance Statement
  • Property Receipt 
  • Rental/Lease Agreement

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Can I bet without verifying my account?

In most cases you cannot bet without verifying your account. Sportsbooks often don’t allow any wagers to be placed without vetting your personal information. Some books will allow you to bet but refuse to pay you out until confirmation of  your identity is received. 

Either way it’s best you just get this 5-minute task over and done with, so you can enjoy the best sportsbooks have to offer.

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Are my details safe?

Sportsbooks will likely have a secure link or pop up site, like you see with online banking, when verifying your details. If you use one of our trusted sportsbooks, you can be safe in the knowledge that your account is being looked after. 

Putting your personal details on a betting account is no different from making any other purchase, exactly like online shopping — except here you’ve got a chance of making money rather than losing it!

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I have verified my betting account, now what?

Now the fun begins. 

All you have to do now is bet winners, which should be easy with our Best Bets and Bet Hubs

If you’re still looking for a sportsbook in your state, look no further. Oh, don’t forget to use the Dimers code to access the promotional offers for America’s best books.

Join a legal online sportsbook here and start betting now.

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