# Licensing & Regulation
# Why should I bet online?
There are several good reasons for betting online.
- It’s a fast, easy and convenient way to place wagers.
- You can bet on pretty much any sport or event.
- You can have a wide variety of different wagers to choose from.
You can also earn bonuses and rewards just for depositing and placing wagers.
# How old do I have to be to bet online?
This depends where you are located. Typically, you have to be either 18 or 21. Please check our terms and conditions for age requirements based on your location.
# What is an online betting license?
Online betting licenses are issued to sites that meet the criteria of the relevant licensing authority. To operate legally, sites MUST hold a license in the jurisdiction they’re based in. The license basically gives them the right to offer their services to customers, and proves that they are subject to regulation.
The criteria for licenses varies from one licensing authority to another. The fundamental principle is always the same though. Licenses are issued only to sites that can demonstrate that they’re able to operate in a fair and ethical way. They can subsequently be suspended or revoked if a site fails to meet its obligations or stick to the regulatory requirements.
# Does it matter whether a site is licensed and regulated?
Yes. A site that is unlicensed is almost certainly operating illegally. When a site isn’t being regulated, they are free to do whatever they want and are under no obligation to treat their customers fairly. For obvious reasons, these sites should be avoided at all costs.
There’s simply no good reason for a legitimate site NOT to be licensed and regulated. In our opinion, any site that doesn’t have a license probably has no intention of operating ethically.
# How do I know if a site is licensed and regulated?
Most sites that are licensed and regulated display the relevant information for their customers to see. This information is usually found at the bottom of each page on the site. It will include details of any licenses they hold, and the authorities that issued them.