New Players Guide

Making the move from playing pokies at your local venue to playing online is easy. There are a couple of things that you should be aware of before you start playing online and this guide covers all you need to know to quickly get started playing pokies on the Internet.

Getting Started in 7 Easy Steps

  • Pick an online casino and visit the casinos website
  • Install the free software or open the Instant Play (Flash) version
  • Enter your details to register an account
  • Make your first deposit (More about Casino Deposit Options)
  • Claim your sign-up bonus
  • Browse the games to find one you want to play
  • Start playing pokies online


The actual process of getting started is quick and easy. If you find that you are having any issues the the best thing to do is get in touch with the casinos support staff who will be able to assist you with any questions you have.

There are a couple of tips that we suggest all players who are about to play online read. These tips should ensure that you have a positive and fun experience regardless of if you win or lose.

Try the Games in Free Mode

Rather than jumping straight into real money play we recommend that you try out the games in "Guest" or "Practice Play" mode where you can play for free. This gives you the chance to try out the games, get used to the buttons and find the ones you want to play for real money.

The practice play mode on all of the online casinos we list use the same game RTP's as the real money games so the game play experience is exactly the same as playing for real money.

Read the Terms & Conditions

In today's digital age it has become common to simply click "I Agree" when presented with terms and conditions. Most of the time this won't cause you any problems but when it comes to online casinos you should always take the time to actually read the terms.

The terms and conditions are where you'll find a range of information regarding what is and isn't allowed. For example all online casinos have a policy where you can only have one account and trying to open multiple accounts will have negative consequences.

Over 90% of complaints relating to online casinos could have been avoided if players had just read the terms before playing or claiming a bonus so please take the time to read them before you play.

Bonus Offers

All online casinos offer new players some sort of welcome bonus when they open an account. While these bonuses can be a great way to play with extra money they all have wagering requirements and a list of terms that you must follow.

Bonuses are not compulsory so if you don't like the idea of having to wager a certain amount, restricted games or bet levels then you can play without claiming a bonus. If the bonus is already in your account you can request it be removed as long as you have not started playing.

Set Your Limits

We highly recommend that before you start playing for real money you set your deposit limits. Doing this before will mean you cannot deposit any more than this if you reach your limit. Deposit limits can be set per day, per week or per month.