FAQ About Australian Online Gambling
Let's answer a few of the questions you might have about Australian gaming and Australian casinos:
Q: If I am playing in an online casino from Australia, am I doing something illegal?
A: No you are not. There is a law in Australia called the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001, and it covers online gambling operators offering what they refer to as "interactive" gambling services. Those are the entities that are subject to penalties through this law. There is nothing specific in there that calls for penalties to be levied against citizens who choose to be customers of online casinos. So enjoy yourself.
Q: What is a casino welcome bonus?
A: A welcome bonus is the reward you get for signing up initially with a casino. It serves as an incentive for you to give that online casino your business. And as such, it is usually going to be very attractive. What do we mean by attractive? Well, it will often amount to at least 100% of the amount you have deposited, and when you start to put money into action, you can work toward satisfying the wagering requirement, which happens to be very attainable, especially if you are playing online pokies, and when all of this happens you are going to wind up with more money in your account, by virtue of being able to redeem the bonus.
Q: Do I have to buy anything in the way of the casino software?
A: This is a question some newcomers to online gaming ask. And the answer is, absolutely not. Whether you have signed up for real money account at a casino or not, you can download the software, and it is certainly in the casino's best interests for you to take a look at it, because if it is attractive enough, it may provide an inducement for you to become a paid customer. Some of the most talented graphics people in the world work on this software, so it is not only very easy to use, it is also very sharp-looking.
Q: Can I play some of the games for fun only?
A: Yes you can, and the casino does not mind very much if you do. At most of these casinos, you're going to have an option in the download version of the software to play for "Fun" or for "Real Money." If you play for fun, this gives you an opportunity to get familiar with the software and the games, which is particularly useful if you are a newcomer to online casinos. And it will probably be a factor as to whether or not you sign up for an account with any given casino.
Q: What kind of deposit methods are going to work for Australian customers?
A: This is a very good question, and one of the things we can certainly recommend that you do is to check out the "Cashier" page at any casino you are investigating. More than likely, they will give you an indication as to which deposit methods can work in any given jurisdiction. Generally speaking, we can tell you that in all probability, Australians will be able to use major credit cards such as Visa or MasterCard, or electronic wallet methods such as Neteller or Skrill, in order to make deposits. There are many other methods as well, and these include electronic checks or bank transfers. Once again, your best bet is to check with the individual casino, and if you still have some questions after that, contact their customer support team, which is likely to be open 24 hours a day, at least through a live chat apparatus.