Why Do I Need To Verify My Casino Account? Casino Identity Checks

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There are many reasons why online casinos perform a verification process before they pay out any money to the player's account. The biggest reason why you need to verify your casino account is to prevent money laundering and to help identify stolen credit cards.

One of our team members used to work in the Payments and Fraud department of a reputable online casino. We've picked her brain to tell you everything that you need to know about online casino verifications. From withdrawal to age and phone number.

Remember that verification is always for the players' security at the end of the day.

When Will I Be Asked To Verify My Casino Account?

Unless you play at a no account casino, you will have to verify your casino account sooner or later. Most verifications will happen when you make your first withdrawal request at the online casino. This can however depend on the amount that you wish to withdraw.

We suggest that you:

  • Prepare your ID
  • Look for your latest phone bill to verify your home address
  • Do a screenshot of your bank statement

Age Verifications

Just as when you’re on your way into a land-based casino, a member of their staff will ask you for an ID to confirm that you are over 18 (or 21 in some countries). The same process follows at online casinos.

Age verifications are being extra pushed in the UK by the UKGC. If an online casino fails to verify a player's age, they risk losing their license. More on that can be found in this article by UKGC.

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Protecting Under 18s

The UKGC, together with other licensees is very strict on protecting under aged from online gambling. Not only that, but it is also illegal for the under-aged to gamble online!

Online casinos have been given 27 hours to confirm the players' age in the UK, if they are unable to do so, they need to close that player's account.

Are There Online Casinos With No Phone Number Verification?

Many players find the phone number verification process annoying and would rather skip it. We’ve created a big article on the topic of no verification casinos where online casinos with no number verification are listed.

Why Don’t Casinos Ask for Verification When You Deposit?

Online casinos will simply never bother players with verification unless they really have to. Just like when you do not need to show your ID to get into a casino. In this scenario, online casinos do not have to ask for verifications upon deposits. Again, this is not something that comes from the gambling operators themselves but from the licensees.

Are Online Casinos Doing A Credit Check On Me?

An online casino will never to a credit check on its players without telling them about it. This as they are not required to do so. What they do instead is that they perform a “soft credit check” as it’s called in the payment and fraud departments at the online casinos.

This is basically what you provide them with when you send or upload your documents. This will not be recorded on your credit report!

Last Updated on April 4, 2022 by Max Deranker