At Aussie Online Pokies, we pride ourselves on transparency and consistency. Every Australian online casino site reviews casinos a little bit differently, so it’s important to us to let you know exactly how we approach our reviews. Every casino that we post a review for must accept Australians and is judged on the following criteria.
When we look at online casinos, security is by far the most important factor. While the vast majority of online casinos for Australians are safe, secure, and properly licensed by regulatory bodies, we want there to be no room for something to go wrong. It’s our responsibility to protect punters like you, who are willing to deposit their money into these casinos, and every negative occurrence only brings down the reputation of online gambling as a whole.
Every casino we feature on Aussie Online Pokies must use at least 128-bit, bank-strength SSL encryption and be regulated by a third-party testing organization such as eCOGRA. We give preference to casinos that are licensed by a gambling authority, and will note if a casino is currently operating without a license.
Things going wrong is just a fact of life, but when you’re playing for real money at an online casino for Australians, an error or problem is the last thing you want to happen. All casinos we review must have at least one 24/7 way to reach its customer support team, with preference given to those who also offer additional support methods.
For those who would rather talk to a person instead of talking at them, the best online casinos for Australians offer a toll-free number for punters to call, but this is increasingly rare. Online casinos who do not offer phone support will not be penalized, but we do prefer those who offer as many contact methods as possible. Ultimately, we want you to feel like someone is working on your issue as soon as you report it.
There may be no worse feeling than getting all excited about the offerings of a new online casino only to find that they don’t accept any of the payment types you can make. Every casino we review must offer multiple different banking options, with major credit cards and Bitcoin as the baseline. Reviews will always mention if additional banking options, such as pre-paid cards, eWallet services, or other forms of cryptocurrency are accepted by an online casino.
Additionally, we strongly prefer casinos with numerous payment options and fast payout times. If you’ve spent your hard-earned time and money playing and winning games, you should be assured that you can take out as close to that full amount as possible. Our reviews will always mention minimum withdrawal limits, as well as any associated fees.
Whether you’re playing for real money or just want to try a few rounds for free, the one thing you will absolutely be doing at an online casino is playing games. While not every casino we review will cater to every type of punter, they must offer what we consider a fair amount of games, whether that consists of pokies, table games, progressive jackpot games, or some combination of the three.
While the best online casinos for Australians offer titles from multiple software providers, casinos with a smaller selection of providers will not be penalized.
Some players consider online casino bonuses even more important than which games are available. When you sign up to play at an online casino, you are making an investment in that casino, and bonuses are how a casino rewards you when you choose to play with them.
Every casino we post a review for must have a strong suite of bonuses, including a welcome bonus, deposit bonuses, and other opportunities for punters to extend their bankrolls. We prefer online casinos that offer a wide variety of different bonuses, and will mention any unique bonus feature, such as giveaways or tournaments, that a casino offers.
We strongly recommend punters read their chosen casino’s Terms and Conditions to understand the wagering requirements of any bonus they may claim, but will mention in our review if there is anything noteworthy. For example, a no deposit bonus will always feature a substantially higher wagering requirement than deposit bonuses, and there may be other restrictions.