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Changes To Age Verification Coming Soon For Online Gambling


16 Apr 2019

Since 2007 online casinos and other gambling sites on the Internet have had 72 hours to verify a players details. These details include the age of the customer and their ID.

On 7th May 2019 this is set to become a requirement BEFORE a player can gamble at a site. The 72 hour window will close, and operators will have to verify all details prior to any bets being placed.

But what does this mean for you as a player? The honest answer is very little if you have already provided details to the casino / gambling site that you favour. However, if you have previously registered but not deposited at a brand, or are a new player, then as of 7th May 2019 you will be required to provide ID.

We’ve all had to do it at some point or another, usually when requesting a withdrawal. The new licence conditions mean that the very least you will be asked for before you can gamble is photographic ID and proof of address.

Operators Licence Conditions For Player Verification

The new Licence Conditions and Codes Of Practice (LCCP) changes on 7th May 2019 mean that operators have to perform what are called Know Your Customer (KYC) checks.

Previously these procedures were predominantly taking place when a player requested a first withdrawal from a site. However, with the new licence conditions, operators will now face consequences if they are found to be delaying customers withdrawing funds whilst requesting additional information.

Another condition is that operators must make it clear to players what documents or information could be required, in what format it would be required and what situation might see the request made to the player.

Whilst this may appear cumbersome at first, details are only required once and we’re sure that customers will soon get used to the requirement to provide ID.