Start betting

Once we already have our bookmaker decided, the account created and verified, and we have available balance to bet after having made our deposit, it's time to start betting!

1 - Compare and choose the best bookmaker

Before you start betting, you need to choose where you are going to do it. It will not be easy, as there are more than 40 bookmakers in New Zealand. But don't worry, we're going to help you!

To choose a bookmaker you must compare and evaluate what interests you the most, which service or product is the one you need the most, or which one has the best reputation. To do this, you can use our rankings and read our analysis of bookmakers. And finally, take a look at the opinions of other users about their experience at that bookmaker. ¡ There are more than 1000 ratings !

It may seem complicated to opt for a bookmaker, since there are many factors to assess: that it has good odds, a variety of sports or market, a mobile App... But below we leave you some aspects that we consider basic in a bookmaker for beginners:

  • Good Customer Service (chat, phone, email)
  • Good user reviews and ratings
  • Wide range of sports and markets
  • Mobile app
  • Variety of payment methods

A recommended bookmaker that meets all these requirements is for example Versus.

2 - Create an account

Once the bookmaker has been chosen, the next step is to create an account for yourself. The process is really simple and fast. In a couple of minutes it will be done.

The steps are as follows:

  • Access to the bookmaker
  • Click on the registration button
  • Fill in the registration form (personal data, username, etc.)
  • Confirm the registration via e-mail
  • Start betting!

Easy, right? Well, to make them even clearer, we leave you some images with the whole process. It is the same in all bookmakers, although in the example we will use Lucky Nugget.

After completing all the steps, you will have your account created and you can make your first deposit to start betting.

But that's not all. Do you have more questions or need more information? At Innovate Change we have an article detailing the registration and deposit process of each bookmaker. You can see them all below

3 - Make your first bets

To choose the bet there are some bookmakers that have a search engine that makes the task much easier – you will only have to type the name of the team or player, and the match will appear.

If there is no search engine, you will have to select the sport first, then the country or competition, and finally the match. Once inside the match you have to look for the forecast among the numerous available markets. When you find it, you just have to click on the bet, and it will be automatically added to the betting coupon.

Now that you have the bet on the coupon, you have to write the desired amount you want to bet, and confirm the bet.

Pre-paid bets take just 1-2 seconds to be processed , while live betting takes a little longer (about 3-5 seconds). Once the bet is placed, a confirmation message will appear, with the odds, amount wagered, and potential winnings.

Whether it is a live bet or a pre-match bet, in some bookmakers (most nowadays) you will see the option of the “ cashout ”, which will be an advance payment of our bet (interesting option especially live).

If you win the bet, the winnings will be added to your balance fairly quickly. Depending on the bookmaker, but usually a few minutes after the end of the match the bets are already settled and paid.

You can see all the completed bets in your betting balance, with a history that you can modify by dates (days, weeks, months, year, or a certain period).

And this is it. Now that you know how to choose a bookmaker, create an account, make a deposit and have all the tips to start betting, you are ready for online sports betting!

Published by:

Ines Ledo
Editor of the Innovate Change