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How long does it take to complete ID checks?

We cannot provide a timescale for ID checks as the length of the process varies.

If a gambling business can verify you electronically the process may be instant. If you are asked to provide documents it may take much longer.

A customer cannot place a bet until they have been verified, so gambling businesses will verify customers as quickly as possible so that they can start gambling.

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