Online Casino Verification - What's With It?

Online casino verification is a simple way for an online casino to check that you are who you say you are. Whenever you sign up to an online casino, you will always be required to go through this process, which is for your own safety as well as the casinos. Your name, address, age and date of birth need to be confirmed when you first sign up. Furthermore, regular players will need to provide more comprehensive documentation, especially when making withdrawals and when depositing large sums of cash.

What Exactly is Account Verification and Why Do I Need to Verify My ID?

For the safety of all concerned, account verification is an important step on your online casino journey. Any trusted and regulated online gambling operator will use automated database checks and requests for documentation to complete this process. All checks are in-line with responsible gambling protocols.

Age Verification

Age verification checks are enforced in order to protect underage players. The majority of US states require a minimum age of 21 to play at online casinos. However, there are some states which allow gambling for 18 year olds.

Fraud and Money Laundering Prevention

One of the biggest risks where online casinos are concerned is money laundering. Unfortunately, online casinos provide the perfect opportunity for criminal money laundering. It is also the case where a problem gambler may steal money in order to fund their online casino account. For these reasons, operators are required by law to investigate accounts which are deemed suspicious. This could include accounts with unusually high deposit levels. Therefore, it is not uncommon for an online casino to ask a customer for their source of funds.

How We Will Verify Your Account

Basic checks on registration - Whenever a new player registers an account with us, we will ask for your: name, address, date of birth and age. We will also ask you to accept the terms and conditions of our site, this is standard practice across all online casino websites.
Full Verification - If you go on to become a regular player with us, then we will ask you to provide full ID verification. This will include scans of photo ID such as your passport, a recent utility bill, and proof of ownership of your deposit method.

How Long Does Verification Take?

We aim to verify your account in as little time as possible. For soft checks, this should only take a few minutes to complete. However, full verification may take a little longer, anything from a few hours up to a few days.
Account verification is also known as the KYC process which stands for Know Your Customer.

Verification Guards You Against Malevolent Practices

If at any point in the past you have signed up to an online casino which does not have any verification checks set up, then we strongly recommend against ever playing at such a casino again. Casinos which do not abide by the laws of the land are a law unto themselves. If anything should go wrong with your account then you will have no recourse processes or bodies licensed to help you.