Australian Online Casino FAQ

This page contains FAQ information geared towards Australian players interested in playing at online casinos.

Is gambling at online casinos legal in Australia?

This is a very relevant question that concerns many Australians looking to enjoy online casino gambling. The answer to this is yes, but with a few provisos. As usual with Australia, there are a range of laws governing the behaviour of internet casino operators. In 2001, the Howard government brought in the Interactive Gambling Act (2001). This Act prohibits Australian companies from offering and advertising real-money interactive gambling services to Australian citizens. The implication of this law is that Australian companies are unable to provide gambling services, with games such as roulette, blackjack, poker and sports betting. This hasn't stopped foreign companies offering online gambling to Aussies, especially as the law focuses on providers and not players. Sports betting sites and lottery sites do not fall under the prohibited category. The current government is more concerned with keeping gamblers safe and tackling gambling addiction than stopping people from taking part in enjoyable online gambling.

Is it safe for Australian players to gamble at online casinos?

One of the biggest questions for Australians who wish to become players at online casinos is the question of safety. In the ever-expanding world of online casinos, it is important to note that it is not whether online gambling is safe all round, but which casinos are safe to play. There are casinos out there that are not registered or licensed, and will come across as being a tad shady. Never play at a casino where you feel they do not meet the requirements that will provide you with a safe and secure play environment. Always make sure you play at a site that comes under an organisation such as eCOGRA. Such organisations audit sites to make sure they are providing fair and honest play as well as a safe and secure play environment. Safe online casinos use encryption software for security of personal details, and a random number generator for fairness and equitable game results.

How do I go about making deposits at online casinos and withdrawing?

The majority of online casinos offer their players a range of payment methods. These may include credit cards, such as MasterCard or Visa card, debit cards, e-wallets and bank transfers among others. Usually, the site will have a cashier page. Players fill out their personal details and then select the method they wish use. They then need to fill out other relevant information, such as their credit card number. Some casinos accept particular payment methods for both deposits and withdrawals but there are those who accept a particular method for one or the other only. This may be done for a variety of reasons. Payment methods such as credit cards may attract bonuses or discounts for players, so always check this out when making a decision about depositing and withdrawing from an online casino. In general, deposits to an online casino account are available immediately, but withdrawals mostly attract a waiting period.

Is it possible to play in Australian (AUD) currency?

The majority of online casinos offer their players a range of payment methods. These may include credit cards, such as MasterCard or Visa card, debit cards, e-wallets and bank transfers among others. Usually, the site will have a cashier page. Players fill out their personal details and then select the method they wish use. They then need to fill out other relevant information, such as their credit card number. Some casinos accept particular payment methods for both deposits and withdrawals but there are those who accept a particular method for one or the other only. This may be done for a variety of reasons. Payment methods such as credit cards may attract bonuses or discounts for players, so always check this out when making a decision about depositing and withdrawing from an online casino. In general, deposits to an online casino account are available immediately, but withdrawals mostly attract a waiting period.

How can I take advantage of online casino bonuses?

One of the best things about playing online casino games are the bonuses. It is simple to take advantage of the many online casino bonuses available. First of all, shop around for a casino or casinos that offer excellent welcome bonuses. Try signing up to a few casinos with good welcome bonuses to get the maximum out. Look out for casinos that offer a good comp points program. Comp points give you a point or more every time you wager. Often these points are redeemable for cash or you can use them at the casino site. If you plan on playing at one casino often, make sure it is one with a decent VIP program. VIPs generally have access to many advantages. This includes special events that the online casino organises just for their VIPs. Also, VIPs may be able to withdraw more cash per month, or have a shorter waiting period on approvals for withdrawals.