About Us

CasinoShortlist is an online casino directory run by a group of industry professionals for the Australian market. We are casino enthusiasts who came together to provide for what we felt the market needed: a player-driven online casino directory that discovers and lists reliable online casinos. We know what resonates with players, yet we are also aware that other casino directories succumb to equivocation by offering players deals without being 100% transparent. Our mission is to change this.

Who We Are and Our Mission

With our combined decades of industry experience, we feel that we know a great deal when we see one. Yet we also know that occasionally some deals are too good to be true. This is why we never feature a casino without due diligence. We want to give players what they want, without breaching our first priority: the safety and security of our players. All of the casinos featured on our list are selected for their first-rate, overall service, which is guaranteed by our system of evaluating casinos extensively before we agree to feature them.

What We Offer on CasinoShortlist

  • The Best Online Casinos in Australia - We only feature the best! All of the casinos we feature have been tried and tested by one of our industry professionals. We then provide you with honest, in-depth casino reviews that allow you to scrutinise our reasoning and provide evidence for our decision.
  • Exclusive Bonuses and Promotions - We are always on the hunt for fair and generous bonuses. This is one of our specialties. We go to casinos directly and negotiate for bonuses with better terms and conditions on your behalf.
  • Fast Payouts - We believe that if you win, you shouldn't have to wait an unreasonable amount of time before it lands in your bank account. All of the casinos we feature offer fast payouts, and we can guarantee this because we've tried them ourselves.
  • Pages Dedicated to Popular Casino Games - Do you want to find the top casinos for a particular game? Perhaps you love pokies, or blackjack - either way, we've got you covered with the highest ranking casino for that game, expert tips and tricks and insider knowledge.
  • Editorial Articles and Gambling Resources - Decades of experience add up to decades of knowledge. We share it all with you. Our articles contain specialist information on a variety of gambling related topics, and are backed up by the latest academic research.
  • The Latest Industry News and Casino Promotions - Never miss out on the latest industry news again by checking out our blog and news posts. This will help to keep you up to date on the latest game releases and innovations.

Meet The Team Behind CasinoShortlist

Even though the CasinoShortlist team numbers just three, we are a power-trio that, together, have made this site possible. We will do our utmost to seek out, review, and recommend only the best possible online casinos for your gaming pleasure.

So let's introduce you to the movers and groovers:

  • Sharon Kingsby

    Sharon Kingsby - Editor

    Ever since Sharon left college, she has been involved in online journalism because, as she puts it, it is so “dynamic and immediate that the challenge is to keep up.” Well, keep up she has. After running successful blogs, information sites and news sites, Sharon is now proud to be the chief of CasinoShortlist, making it her mission to ensure the site's ongoing quality and integrity.

  • David Redknapp

    David Redknapp - Writer

    David has been a successful writer for over 20 years. Having excelled in magazines, papers and even, briefly, in TV, he has found the internet to be his ideal medium due to its enormous scope and freedom. As a gambling fan, David jumped at the opportunity to become the writer at CasinoShortlist, which is why he tackles each and every review and story like it's his last.

  • Lulu Singer

    Lulu Singer - Webmaster

    A graphic designer by trade, Lulu cut her teeth on the internet by designing banners for a host of early online casinos, which is where she developed her passion for the online gambling world. When CasinoShortlist came knocking, Lulu was very eager to design, develop and maintain the site, which is precisely why it is so slick, professional, and super easy to navigate.

How We Find the Top Online Casinos in Australia

We know that there are hundreds of online casinos in Australia to choose from - the trick is finding the very best. In order to do this, we use a thorough system of evaluation to rank and identify the very best.

Here's a few of the criteria we scrutinise:


If a casino holds a license from a reputable gambling authority, you can be sure that it is regulated to fulfil strict requirements that help protect players from unscrupulous business practices. As you may already be aware of, Australia does not have its own online casino regulator. This is why we feature casinos with licenses from other, highly-regarded gambling authorities, such as the UKGC and the MGA.

Online Reputation

Online casino forums are a great place to track the outstanding complaints levied at an online casino. We do our due diligence, and make sure that all of the online casinos we feature do not have any outstanding, legitimate complaints suffered by one of their current or former players. We expect all online casinos to take responsibility for any mishandlings and to find an appropriate solution. If they do not do this, we refuse to feature them on our site and blacklist them.

Banking Methods

First thing's first: all online casinos we feature must have a variety of safe and secure banking methods that players can use to make deposits and withdrawals, including credit cards, debit cards, e-wallets, pre-paid cards and cyrptocurrency. We expect the deposits to be processed instantly, and withdrawals to be processed within 2-7 days, though we are aware that the time it takes to process withdrawals is a necessary security measure involving stringent background checks.

Safety and Security Measures

As you can tell, safety and security is very much a theme of our evaluation. This is the part of the evaluation where we go above and beyond. Key to our evaluation is searching for evidence that the casino is using the latest SSL Data Encryption technology. This technology is used by all major high-street banks to keep client's private details safe from potential cyber-crime. Once we have verified this, we check for certification that the casino's games have been tested by a reputable third-party testing agency, such as eCOGRA.

Games Catalogue

When we say we try and test a casino, this includes what separates a good casino from a great casino: the games. While a large selection of games is a good thing, we also rank the casino's offering based on the quality of the games available. If a casino wants to feature on our list, they better have the best, and that means that they have to host games created by Australia's top software providers.

Bonuses and Promotions

Online casino bonuses are a marketing tool used as an incentive to attract new players. New players have the opportunity to claim Welcome Bonuses or No Deposit Bonuses that either give you extra bonus credits and free spins on top of your deposit or give you a free experience of the online casino. We search for the best bonuses available, and even negotiate with online casinos directly for exclusive bonuses for our players. Our exclusive bonuses are more generous and come with vastly superior terms and conditions, so our players always get the best deal.

We're Proud to Support Responsible Gambling Initiatives

To us, online gambling is one of the best sources of entertainment out there. But we are also aware that, for some people of a certain disposition, it can become a compulsion. We don't want any of our players to stop enjoying their time at online casinos. We reiterate the wise mantra: when the fun stops, stop.

In line with our beliefs, we do our utmost to promote Responsible Gambling initiatives, by distributing information with regard to what you can do and where you can find help if you suspect that you may have developed compulsive gambling habits. We encourage all of our players to use these resources at their behest and to always gamble sensibly. If you do this, you're sure to have a fantastic time.

Our Disclaimer

CasinoShortlist.org is an online casino directory that is managed independently. We are not affiliated with any online casino we feature. Our resources are to be used for educational and informational purposes only.

This website does not offer any form of real money gambling. By using our website, you agree to our terms and conditions stated therein. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of our site, please exit the site immediately. Please visit our legal page for more information on the terms and conditions of using our website.

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