For many, the mental images associated with sports betting involve a smoky backroom and a guy with a green visor. So, it’s forgivable if the idea of wagering through your phone seems a bit daunting.
Thankfully, it’s not difficult to get started.
Once on the app or site for your favorite sportsbook, look for a button that says “Register,” “Sign Up,” “Get Started” or something similar. This button should be prominently displayed, and it is likely to be in the upper right portion of your screen.
Clicking on the button will take you to a page with blanks to fill in your personal information. Every sportsbook varies a bit, but generally, they will all ask for the following pieces of data:
- Email address
- Date of birth
- Phone number
- Home address
- Social Security number (or the last four digits)
The site is also likely to ask that you create a unique username and password so that you can access your account. There may be a couple of security challenge questions, so answer these with responses that you, and only you, will remember.
Finally, the registration page will probably have a box to enter promotional codes. Make sure to double check PlayWV for any sign-up bonus codes before you submit your information, or you may miss out on some free money or benefits.
Once you’ve filled everything out, hit the button to submit at the bottom. You should go right to the sportsbook’s lobby, where you can get started betting on your favorite teams.