What is KYC, what do you need to know and why is it a requirement at online casinos? In this article I go through what it is and everything you need to know about it.


What is KYC?

It stands for Know your customer and is a requirement for companies that sell services online. In short, the customer must provide the company with information that proves the customer is who it claims to be.

Why do online casinos need it?

The casino can then show this information to the authorities to show that they know who their customers are. This prevents money laundering and terrorist financing. If the casino cannot demonstrate this, they risk being carefully controlled, fined and, in the worst case, shut down.

What do you need to provide the casino with?

You need to submit this to the casino: Your full name and surname, birthday, address, contact info, picture of a valid ID such as Passport or driver’s license and proof of address which you prove by sending a bill that is no more than 3 months old where you can see your address.

How do you give this to the casino most securely?

It is important that you know that the safest online casinos will offer a section where you can upload all of this. Sending via email works, of course, but it is not as secure a solution with personal information, so both we and the casino recommend that you upload your documents via the casino’s site.


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Noah Smith

Born: 1980-03-17

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Hey there, I’m Noah from Christchurch, and I’ve been playing at online casinos since 2015. At BestNZCasino.com, I gather my favorite casinos that I trust to be safe and reliable for paying out winnings from personal experience. I share my experiences here on bestnzcasino.com with the goal to help you to find the best legal New Zealand casinos to play at online and to make sure you have the best possible knowledge before you visit the casino.

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