When you join an online casino to play for real you will be making financial transactions with the casino in the form of deposit and withdrawals. You will find that you can always make a deposit when you first join but most casinos will require that you verify your account before you deposit much money or request a withdrawal. This article covers the verification process.
Unlike at a land based casino where you will be asked for ID in person when you play online you will be asked to send some documents. Obviously the casino needs to confirm a few things with you such as your age, your address and your deposit details. This protects the casino from fraud and protects you from a casino closing your account due to incorrect information.
The documents required might vary a bit from casino to casino but in general you will need to send the following via fax or email.
- A copy of valid photo ID
- A copy of a recent bill confirming your address
- A copy of the front and back of your credit card (If you deposit with it)
Straight away you might be thinking that it is not a good idea to send such documents to an overseas company. The fact of the matter is that you will have to if you want to play online and withdraw your winnings. Below we have some security tips to use when you send your documents.
Sending copies of your credit card
Most banks will tell you to never send a copy of the front and back of your card to anyone. The trick is to block out some of the numbers on the front and the back. The casino will still see that the card is yours without the whole number being on the fax or photo. You should also block out the CVV number on the back of the card.
This means that in the unlikely event that the fax or scan is seen by the wrong person there is nothing they can do with the images.