Picking an online casinos as a rookie is already a daunting task. Getting to play real money games does not need to be complicated. We make it easy by presenting a step-by-step guide, starting with how to install an online casino.
Beginner's Guide to Australian Online Casinos
This guide steps through the process of registering a real money account, followed by making a deposit and withdrawing funds if you got lucky! We offer some pointers when playing on your mobile device. If you want to read more about specific casino games, you can navigate to our individual game guides.
Specific Casino Games Guide
How to Install an Online Casino
The first thing to figure out when you are at the online casino of your dreams is your preferred mode of play. The decision is easy at instant play casinos. However, at an online casino with both download and instant play modes, you have to choose the mode that works for you.
In this section we discuss how to play in either of these modes, along with appropriate screenshots to highlight how to perform the steps listed out. We will use FairGo casino as an example to show how to perform the steps listed for each mode. This is a fantastic online casino for Australian players that offers a cool AU$1000 welcome bonus to new players.
Getting Started With Your Online Casino - Download vs. Instant Play Mode
Not too long ago, many online casinos offered bot a download and instant play option. With increased Internet speeds around the globe and advances in game development technology, the traditional casino download is all but dead. Very few if any online casinos now offer a download option. To avoid confusion, we have removed our casino download guide from this page and will focus on instant-play games instead.
The following are the steps to play at your favourite online casino in the instant play mode (and most casinos use Flash technology for desktop and HTML5 for mobile devices).
Our example below uses Fairgo Casino, one of our most popular on our site.
As you will see you can play for free or immediately register for a real money account.
- Visit the casino by clicking on any link to Fair Go Casino on our site:
- Play for free, or register for a real money account, as detailed below.
How to Create Your Online Casino Account
If you want to play for real money, you will need to register an account. Again, our example used is Fairgo Casino, but this process will be a very similar at most online casinos.
- Click on the Sign Up option to open the first registration screen.
- The second screen request your address details. PLEASE NOTE: if you ever need to cash out from any casino, this has to be your real, verifiable address. No online casino will pay you unless they can verify your address!
- The third screen will request your Date of Birth, Gender, and contact details, These need to be accurate ion order to verify your identity, should you win and wish to withdraw funds from the casino.
- Decide whether you want to receive promotions (recommended) and tick the box to accept the terms and conditions. Click or tap "Register".
- The casino will then send you a link to the registered e-mail that you have provided it with. Click the link provided in the mail to verify and authenticate your casino account. (This is not necessary to start playing).
- You will get a prompt on screen asking you to log in.
- You are now registered for real money play at Fair Go Casino!
- Once your account has been created; the next step is to deposit funds into it and start playing.
How to Deposit Funds into Your New Australian Casino Account
Now that you have your own account at your favourite online casino for Australian players you are ready to start playing for real money. The next step, therefore, is to deposit funds into your account.
Again, we have used visuals from Fair Go Casino - you get a fantastic welcome bonus of up to AU$1000 when you sign up with them - to illustrate the process:
- Once logged in, you are taken to the casino lobby. Click the Cashier button top right to start the process of depositing funds into your casino account.
- On the screen that appears, select the payment method you want to use from the list of methods provided.
- Select your option, e.g. Cards.
- There are other details you will enter on this screen too, like any bonus code that may be applicable. For instance, to receive the welcome bonus of 100% up to AU$300 and 50 free spins you will need to enter the bonus code 50FREE.
- For Bitcoin payments, you need to send the funds to the Bitcoin address provided
How to Withdraw Funds from Your New Australian Casino Account
Online casinos support a range of popular withdrawal methods. The number of withdrawal methods supported is usually lesser than the number of deposit methods.
Withdrawing funds from your online casino account takes more time than depositing funds. Deposits are usually instant, while withdrawals take anywhere between 24 hours and 15 days, depending on the payment method you opt for and the casino you are playing at. The only exception is Bitcoins, where withdrawal too is instant. This is because casinos usually have a pending period for players to reverse their decision to withdraw funds, and also the elaborate process to verify the withdrawer's identity to ensure fair play and security.
The following are the steps to withdraw funds from your Fair Go Casino account:
- Visit the cashier or banking section by clicking on the Banking or Cashier button on the casino's website.
- Click the Withdraw button.
- Enter the amount you want to withdraw from your casino account.
- From the list of withdrawal methods select one that fits your requirements.
- You are taken to the payment provider's page. Provide all the required details in the fields provided. You will either be required to enter your bank information for a wire transfer, or a Bitcoin address to receive the funds as Bitcoins.
- Click Submit to confirm the withdrawal.
- The resultant screen on the casino's website gives you confirmation of the withdrawal request being properly processed.
How to Play at Your Favourite online Casino Game Directly from a Mobile Device
The mobile casino allows you to log in to your favourite Australian mobile casino directly from your mobile device and play the games on offer. The motto is gaming anytime, and you can literally play on the go, anytime and anywhere.
Mobile casinos for Australian players are usually compatible with the Android and iOS mobile platforms. There are of course casinos that are compatible with the Windows Phone and BlackBerry platforms too. Australian mobile casinos are popular because you don't need to download any app from the play store of your mobile platform; you can play directly from the browser of your smartphone or tablet thanks to the emergence of HTML5 as the leading platform on which games are nowadays developed.
All you need to do is ensure you have an account with the mobile device: you can open one directly from your smartphone or tablet, or log in from your mobile device using the credentials of an account that you already have on your desktop casino.
We will now take a brief look at the following:
- How to choose a mobile casino for yourself.
- How to open a mobile casino and register an account with it.
How to Choose a Mobile Casino to Play at
Choosing a mobile casino to play at is quite easy when you are with us; just go through our list of top mobile casinos that accept Australian players. All these casinos are tested thoroughly for safety, reliability, security, software, game range, promotions, payment methods and also customer support.
Just browse through our mobile casino list and click on the casino that you like the most. You can do this directly from the browser of your smartphone or tablet. And you get to use all the cool promotions that the casino offers, for new as well as existing players. Making payments is easy too, and you are guaranteed efficient customer support 24x7.
How to Open a Mobile Casino
- From a mobile browser: The casino will open on your mobile phone when tapping on any link on our site:
- From this point onwards, everything works EXACTLY the same as illustrated on the desktop version above.
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