This article is dedicated to those who have never been in contact with online bookmakers. We will try to explain step by step how to make your first bet. In comparision with betting shops it is much easier, more comfortable and available 24 hours a day.
Step 1 – Selection and Registration
First of all, everyone is faced with the question: Which bookmaker meets all my needs? The answer to this question can be found at this link. When you choose your ideal company it’s time to go to the official website and create an account through the registration form. Description of the process is based on Bet365.
In the first window we are asked to select the language of the page. Then, to register please click on “Join now” in the top right corner (under the login menu).
New window pops up.
On the first page, fill in your personal data and account information. Places marked with an asterisk are required. In addition, when you select any field, help cloud appears. It will guide you through the whole process. A very important point is the “Four-digit Security Number”. This code is useful when contacting customer support on matters related to your account. We recommend, just like password, to remember it carefuly or write down and hide. The last row in this form is a “Bonus/Referrer Code”. In most cases you should leave this field empty because you will receive Signup Bonus code in e-mail after completing registration (for use at any time). Finally, you have to tick box where you confirm beeing at least 18 years old and accepting all rules.
After pressing the “Join now” button you will be taken to the confirmation page (at this point we get a welcome e-mail). If you decide to make deposit immediately it begins with selection of payment method (list of available methods and limits below).
Depending on the method of deposit the appropriate fields will be required. Certainly, there will be place with amount of transfer and password to user’s account. You do not have to make deposit right away.
Step 2 – Placing your first bet
Events menu is very simple in use. On the left side of Bet365 homepage is a bar with all sport disciplines and “Live In-Play” option.
Select any of categories e.g. Soccer. Then click on the interesting football league such as: Elite Euro List (you can find there all strongest leagues including Champions League and UEFA Europa League) and list of available matches with standard odds will appear. Of course, there are plenty more selections on each of this events. On the right side of the odds is diagram icon (there are statistics useful in the analysis of the game) but more importantly number and the small arrow (it is number of additional selection at the meeting, which moves us to the whole betting offer of this event).
For example, you decide to play against Dortmund in the Champions League final versus Bayern. In this case, you click on the chosen price, which will be added to the Bet Slip on the right-hand side.
To complete process of placing bet you have to put how much money you would like to risk and press “Place Bet” button. The bet will be confirmed by a short message. Additionally, you can view all settled and unsettled bets in Services -> History.
Coupon including just one selections is usually called “single”. This is the simplest way to bet on. There are also more advanced methods, for instance, accumulator which includes at least two selections.