Australia Online Casino & Pokies Gambling Legality

Australian players are NOT breaking the law when playing in an online casino that operates from outside of Australian borders. In other words, you can only really play in an offshore based online casino and most of these are controlled by foreign operators. The great news is that there are plenty of perfectly secure Australian online casinos for you to choose from.

The best Australian online casinos which are currently based offshore are generally licensed in places such as Alderney (by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission), in Malta (by the Lotteries & Gaming Authority of Malta), in Gibraltar (by the Government of Gibraltar) or in Kahnawake (by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission).

You may also find a growing number of other perfectly secure Australian online casinos that are licensed in jurisdictions such as The Isle of Man, or in the Netherlands Antilles. We don’t recommend visiting an online casino which has obtained an online gambling license from Panama or Costa Rica because one or two fake/scam/rogue online casinos have been found operating here.

When you sign up to a legal Australian online casino, you need to provide the verification department with details about yourself and also proof of identification (copy of bank statement and passport would be ideal). Once your details have been verified, your new account will be active. These security measures are basically in place to prevent fraudulent accounts being opened and also to prevent underage gambling.

Australian players need to be over 18 years old to legally play in the real cash mode at an online casino and the most secure Australian online casinos are generally monitored by reputable authorities such as eCOGRA (e-Commerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance) or by someone like TST (Technical Systems Testing).

When visiting a fully a fully licensed Australian online casino, you will be able to take advantage of built-in 24 support when you install the software onto your computer and this support is generally toll-free for Australian players. The main supported language at any reputable, fully legal Australian online casino will usually be in English and you will be able to deposit in Australian dollars using a variety of perfectly secure Australian online payment solutions.

Some of the best Australian online casinos available today are powered Microgaming and Playtech and many of these sites are also now available on mobile. In fact, mobile casino gambling in Australia is fast over-taking ‘traditional’ gambling from home computers.