Here are some of the things you should keep your eye out for when judging an online casino for playability:

  • How many casino games they have, poker, pokies/slots, roulette, video poker, black jack, craps, bingo, keno, baccarat.
  • The number of pokie games they have. In total there are over a thousand pokie games, how many are available at any given casino varies greatly.
  • The gaming technology. Many casino are driven by microgaming technology however there are many other different, smaller technologies out there.
  • Payout rates. This is a percentage of how much the casino or pokie machine will pay out, very important.
  • Payment methods. Make sure they accept the payment methods you prefer for both deposits and cash outs.
  • Currency. What currencies do they operate in? Also what are their exchange rates?
  • Support. Is it 24 hours? Is it Australian Based?
  • Reputable. Most online casinos have been around for some time now so would have build up some form of reputation be it good or bad.
  • Reliability. Often displayed as a percentage of how much their servers are up and running. Aim for over 99%.
  • Sign Up Bonuses. This is one of the best perks to online gaming. Up to $2000 Australian dollars can be gifted on sign up.
  • Site Design. it has to be both appealing and usable.
  • Tournaments. If playing agains others is your thing then pokies tournaments are for you.
  • Competitions. This is different to tournaments, its small competitions run by the casinos like winning an iPad for being a depositor in the month for example.
  • Progressive Jackpots. Often in excess of 2-4 million dollars progressives are a big draw card in online pokies. An Aussie won over $2 million this year already.
  • Mobile Friendly. This is becoming a lot more important, iPad, iPhone, Android and Mobile device friendly design is a must now days if you want to play on the go.
  • Free Play. Do they offer the option to play with toy money? If thats something you want.
  • Real Money. Obviously if your looking to gamble you want to be able to places wagers.