How To Bet On Sports Online

If you want to bet on sports online, but don’t know where to start, follow this very simple and to the point 3 step guide to place your very first sports bet online.

Bet On Sports Online – 3 Step Guide

Step 1. Open an Online Betting Account

First you will need to open an online betting account. is our top rated betting site and they accept players from the United States and around the world.  Check out our full BetOnline review.

Click here to open an account at  Once at the site fill click ‘Join Now’ on the landing page and complete the registration form to open an account.

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Step 2. Deposit

Now that you’ve opened and confirmed your account it’s time to move some money into your account.

BetOnline accepts a wide variety of deposit options including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Bitcoin, etc.  After selecting your deposit method you will be prompted to select which bonus you want to receive.  Because it’s your first time depositing at BetOnline you are eligible for the 50% matching bonus for new customers.  Select this bonus to receive free play credits equal to half of your first deposit.

Step 3. Place Your Bets

If your deposit went through you’re now ready to start placing sports bets online.

Click the ‘Sports’ link in the top navigation bar of the BetOnline website to head to the sportsbook.  On the left sidebar you will see the popular sports to bet on, but you can also select the ‘Futures’ or ‘Other Sports’ drop down menus to find more betting options if you aren’t looking to bet on one of the main sports.

Select the sport that you want to bet on followed by the league.  For example ‘Football’ -> ‘NFL’ will bring up all of the weeks NFL games which you can wager on.  Click the bets you want to make and then confirm the wagers in the ‘Bet Slip’ section on the right side of the screen.  Click ‘Place Bet’ to lock in your bets.

And that’s it.  You’ve placed your first sports bet online!

Check out our betting guide for a lot more detailed information about specific bets and more, and be sure to check out our betting odds explained page if you’re new to reading odds as well.

Here’s a video of me showing you how to follow these three steps to start betting at