How to Create a Sportsbook Account

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OddsJam StaffJune 13, 2022, 03:32 PM

How to Create a Sportsbook Account

Creating a legal sportsbook account in the US is fast and easy. With the legalization and normalization of sports betting, there are usually no complicated hoops to jump through or hold-ups in the process. Just ensure all the information presented is correct and currently accurate.

How to Find a Sportsbook

In most legal states there are plenty of options to choose from. DraftKings and FanDuel are the most well-known because of their established history in daily fantasy sports and the money that they put into advertising. For the last couple of years, it’s been hard to watch a game on TV without seeing at least one commercial for the two sports betting giants. However, these are far from the only options. BetMGM, WynnBET, Caesars, and Barstool are just a few of the others. To see what sportsbooks are available in your state, select your state on OddsJam and look at the odds for a major market game. There should be plenty of options listed. 

When deciding on what sportsbook to sign up for, be sure to check out our article on sign-up bonuses. Other than the bonuses, most sportsbooks are very similar. We highly recommend signing up for as many books as possible to take full advantage of the positive expected value line shopping and arbitrage opportunities that the OddsJam software makes so easy. Of course, more books mean more sign-up bonuses as well.

If you’re not ready to sign up for several books, it can be a matter of personal preference as to which one is right for you. Subjective differences to take into account may include the design of the website and app, different payment methods, and more. For example, FanDuel now allows users to withdraw through Venmo. Next, we will tell you what you need to create a sportsbook account.

What you Need to Sign up for a Sportsbook

To sign up for a sportsbook you need an email and password like for any other online account, but also ways to prove your identity and location in a legal state. 

When creating your password, be sure it’s secure. Remember that you’ll have actual money in your account, so it may even be a good idea to avoid the autofill password option when logging in, but that’s up to you. 

Make sure to use an active email, as most books will send a mandatory verification email to ensure that the account is secure and that email is yours.

After the login information is set, there will be a bunch of personal information to complete your account. 

Sometimes, books will ask for the last four digits of your social security number to verify your identity.

In some cases, an upload of a driver’s license or other valid forms of identification is needed, along with a utility bill or other official proof of residence to confirm location and identity.

Of course, even once the sportsbook account is created, the app or website will always check your location to be sure you are legally able to place a bet in that state, so be sure to allow location preferences on these apps.

Depositing Funds at a Sportsbook

There are several ways to deposit funds into a sportsbook account. While the offshore books often prefer to deal with crypto and that can make users go through complicated additional transactions, it’s very easy to deposit and withdraw with legal regulated sportsbooks.

The simplest way is to link your sportsbook account directly with your online banking account. Once those are linked, it will be possible to deposit and withdraw directly from a savings or checking account. Deposits are loaded to your account instantly, while withdrawals take a few days to be confirmed and show up in your bank account.

Other common ways to deposit include a credit or debit card, PayPal, ACH eCheck, wire transfer, or a prepaid Play+ card. 

Best Sportsbooks to Sign up For

Once you have created your sportsbook account you should sign up for every sportsbook you can. To take full advantage of the resources OddsJam has to offer and enjoy as many profitable promos and odds boosts as possible, sign up for as many books as you can.

Sportsbook NameStates Legal Sign-Up Bonus
caesars logoAZ, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, MD, CO, VA, NJ, NC, NY, TN, WV, WA, DC, & NVFirst Bet Insurance of Up to $1,100
AZ, CO, DC, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, MS, NJ, NV, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV & WYFirst Bet Insurance of Up to $1,000
AZ, CO, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, NY, PA & VA$250 Bet Match*
CT, NJ, & PA$250 Bet Match*
AZ, IN, IA, NJ, PA & VAFirst Bet Insurance of Up to $250
AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV & WYDeposit Match of Up to $1,000
fanduel logoAZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV & WYFirst Bet Insurance of Up to $1,000
CO, IL, IN, IA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, VA & WVFirst Bet Insurance of Up to $2,000
*Note BetRivers and SugarHouse are the same sportsbooks