Beginner’s Guide – Getting Started

Although becoming a successful gambler involves many steps and a great deal of skill, getting started is relatively much easier. The point is, that before you anticipate on embarking into new gambling adventures, you’d best know what you’re looking for, how to find it and what to do once you’ve found it.


So lets get started!

Choosing an Online Casino

Perhaps the most crucial part may be finding a place to play or rather finding a good place to play. As a beginner it might be difficult telling them apart at first. So how do you know which one is the best for you without playing and wagering? For now a simple solution would be to have a checklist or a series of objective questions you would like to find the answer to.

For instance,

  • Is the casino licensed from a trustworthy jurisdiction?
  • What kind of bonuses do they offer?
  • Who provides the software? (remember, the best software will only affiliate itself with the good casinos)
  • Are the banking methods feasible and assessable to you?
  • Is there information available on who owns and operates the casino?
  • What kind of customer support services are offered by the casino?
  • What currencies does the casino accept? Do they accept Australian Dollars?

We do not expect any casino to score A+ in every category but a good overall package should do the job. Although choosing an online gambling site requires a lot of objectivity, it is also a matter of personal taste.

A good solution to answering all the questions is to research as much as you can about the casino and a good place to start is by reading casino reviews. After reading these reviews, see what other players have to say about the casinos, and see what they think is best. Read through the player comments and feedbacks on the casino you’ve liked so far and on the other ones as well.

Before signing up as a registered player, we suggest you heat your hands with practice mode that most casinos allow players to play. This is a great way of experiencing the games before playing then for real money. Make sure you’re comfortable with all the aspects of the game. We even advise you to select you favourite ones from each category so that you can come back to them and play for real money.

Download/Non Download Casinos

Players have 2 choices in terms of gaming platform; downloading a software or playing on the web-browser itself.

Download Casinos

Download Casinos require the user to download software into the computer before you can start playing the casino games offered. Usually, you need to allocate a certain amount of hard disc space for each download you make. After downloading and installing the software, players have to install the games that he/she desires to play. Once the software has been installed and ready to go, users can carry out all the necessary functions through the software itself. Registering, banking, playing the games, contacting customer support are all available on the software and does not require the user to open the web browser and type in the address.

Go to our ‘Download Casinos‘ page to learn in detail how to download casino software and work with it.

Web based Casinos

Web-based casinos require no downloads for any functions and all games are played via popular plug-ins like Flash and Java. Apart from playing games, other functions such as banking, claiming bonuses and contacting customer service are all done through the casino’s website. To play at no download casinos/instant play casinos all you need is an Internet connection. This means that you are not limited to playing at one computer, but can move around, giving you more flexibility and options. To play at no download casinos/instant play casinos all you need is an Internet connection. This means that you are not limited to playing at one computer, but can move around, giving you more flexibility and options.

Read our ‘Non-download Casinos’ page to learn in detail how instant play casinos work.

Signing Up/Registering

As you reach the final steps of being an online casino player, it’s time to register and sign up with an online casino. To register, you simply have to fill in a form. If you have chosen a download casino, you can fill in the form through the software installed in your computer and for a non-download casino; you can simply click “Sign-Up” or “Register” from the casino’s website.

Once you have registered, you may begin playing “For Fun” or “Practice Mode” (free) if the site has such an option, or you may deposit funds and begin playing for real.


Funding Your Account

After you’ve selected a reputable online casino and created your casino account, you are ready to start gambling online for money. In order to do this you will need to fund your casino account.

Most online casinos offer an array of deposit options and it is worthwhile investigating which are the cheapest and the most efficient for you, depending on where you’re based and what methods are most easily accessible. Australian focused online casinos tend to provide banking methods that most Australian players can use.

Below we have a list of few popular deposit methods that most Australian Casinos offer.

Debit/Credit Cards

Debit or Credit Cards are widely offered to players in almost all casinos. Visa, MasterCard, Maestro Debit are certainly one of the most trusted online payment methods online.


One of the most reliable e-wallets around, when using Neteller, you have to enter your Neteller Account ID and the Secure ID. Neteller is widely accepted by online casinos as a deposit


Skill, formerly known as Moneybookers, is a leading online payment method and definitely popular among online casino players. Almost all online casinos accept Skrill


Poli is a popular deposit method among many Australian Casinos and caters very well to Australian players. Using the Poli system to deposit funds into your online account is very easy and you will have money available ,


Ukash is a very handy pre-paid card which is popular mostly among players from the United Kingdom. Ukash is a voucher payment method designed specifically for people without credit cards or bank accounts and is accepted by most online


Funding your account through Euteller is available to any player holding a Finish bank account. Euteller is a modern payment method accepted by most Online Casinos. Euteller is popular as one of the most reliable e-wallets to use as a deposit methods. Being able to deposit safely as quickly is always a benefit to casino


PaysafeCard is a great alternative to credit card for depositing online. It is very easy for Aussies to open an account and can be safely used by Australian Online

Wire Transfer

Wire transfers are a safe and easy way to deposit at online casinos. Wire transfers are especially good for depositing and withdrawing large amounts of money from an online casino. However, wire transfer may take several days to process it’s one of the safest methods to use.


Start Playing

Soon after making the first deposit, players can claim their sign-up bonus or welcome bonus. They generally need a code which is provided either on the website itself or players can always ask the customer support team.

Once the funds show up in your cash account, you can begin playing for real.

Slots or Pokies are a good place to start playing casino games. Go to our pokies guide to learn all the rules about playing online pokies.