How Do You Place a Bet Online?

Last Updated: May 13, 2024

Across the board, the process for placing a bet online is quite similar regardless of the bookmaker you choose to bet with. For that reason, our step by step guide will take Betvictor as a general example, as they are the bookmaker who rate most highly amongst our many comprehensive bookmaker reviews.

How To Place A Bet Online:

  1. Go to Betvictor now and use any ‘Join’ button to open an account.
  2. Log in and make a deposit using the ‘My Account’ section.
  3. Use the menu to find your chosen sport and market.
  4. Click or tap the odds of your bet to add to your bet slip.
  5. On the bet slip enter your stake and hit the “Place Bet” button to confirm.

What About Accumulators or Multiples?

If you’re looking to place a multiple or accumulator rather than a single bet, you can still follow the first four steps as above but then the process changes as follows:

  • Repeat steps 3 & 4 to add all your selections to the bet slip.
  • On the bet slip in the ‘1x” box or your corresponding multiple box enter your stake then hit ‘Place Bet’.

Stuck? See Our Illustrated Guide…

The process of placing a real money bet online really is a quick and simple one but if you got stuck using the above steps we’ve expended upon them here to help you:

1. Open an Account and Log in

Head to the Betvictor homepage using this link and then click any of the ‘Sign Up’ or ‘Join Now’ links.

Enter the required details into the form which will appear and then click the green ‘join now’ button.

You must now make a deposit. You can claim this bet and get bonus as a new customer –

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2. Find Sport

To place a bet you must first head to the page of sport you wish to bet on. You can do so by clicking the name of the sport from the extensive list down the left hand side of the Betvictor homepage or if on the app use the menu button.

3. Find Market


From the sport’s page, you can then find the market you wish to bet on by selecting from the lists of competitions and bet types. This will display for you the different available bets for your market.

4. Add to the Bet Slip

To add your chosen bet to the bet slip, all you need do is to click the associated odds which are displayed on the page.

A small ‘added to bet slip’ notification will flash up where you have clicked and your selection will then appear on the bet slip to the right hand side of the page.

5. Select Stake and Place Bet

Bet SlipOn that bet slip, you will see a box in which you can input your chosen stake. Once you have done so, all you need do to place your bet is to click the yellow ‘Place Bet’ button.

There’s no going back once that button is clicked so make sure your bet details are correct!

You’ll also see options to place multiples and accumulators on the slip if you have added more bets (see below 5a & 5b).

5a. Add Further Selections

To build your accumulator, continue to click on the odds of your required selections and they will also appear on the bet slip to the right of the page.

5b. Select Stake and Place Bet

Place Accumulator BetOnce you’ve added all of the required selections, click the ‘Multiple Bet Options’ link found within the bet slip. This will display all of the possible accumulators for your selections along with boxes in which you can input a stake.

Enter your desired stake into the box for the bet you wish to place and click the yellow ‘Place Bet’ button.

Which Bookmaker Should I Use?

Question MarkNo one bookmaker is definitively best for every punter. Each one offers different advantages, benefits and features which will be more attractive to some potential users than to others.

That’s why we have put together our comprehensive bookmaker reviews which take all of these things into account, you can peruse our findings and our recommendations in the reviews section of this site.