As of 7th May 2019, you may notice some changes at your favourite UK Online Bingo site or casino because that’s when age verification rules for online gambling & online bingo change.
Bingo Age Verification – Up To Now
It used to be that any site offering online gambling had 72 hours in which to verify the age and ID of players, but as of 7th May 2019, operators have to do this BEFORE they can play.
The 72-hour verification period has been around for over 12 years now and got introduced back in 2007.
For you, this will mean changes when you register with any new bingo site launched from the May date but should not affect any of the places that you have already registered & deposited with to date.
However, if you have registered at a site but have yet to deposit, you may find that you are unable to until you have provided the information that is required.
All operators will have a new licence condition that required they verify your identity before you can gamble at their site. At the bare minimum, this will be your name, address and date of birth.
What Documents are needed for Verification
To verify this the site in question will require either a driving licence or passport (or other photographic ID) and may also ask for proof of address by way of a utility bill.
These documents usually required at the point of making a withdrawal, will now be required upfront. With the new licence conditions, operators are no longer going to be able to prevent customers from withdrawing funds while requesting additional information.
All of the details that get required of you will have to get listed on the bingo site you choose to register with to play.
For example, the operator is required to inform you of the type of document or information needed and in what form it should be supplied and in what situation.
Some bingo rooms already do this, but as of 7th May 2019, ALL sites will be required as a condition of their licence. Get ready for a whole new UK Bingo World.