This blog is inspired by one of my most long standing and controversial guilty pleasures – gambling, and to be more precise playing online pokies for real money. This pastime of mine is controversial in our home, because the wife doesn’t approve (although she’ll turn a blind eye when I buy her some expensive jewellery with my winnings). To be fair to her, in the past this has proven to be my most pricey hobby, but I have wised up over the years playing online slots in Australia and I am now a much more shrewd and sensible player.

I regularly play at one of my favourite online casinos for real money, but I have learnt never to exceed my budget and play longer than I can afford; if Lady Luck isn’t willing to bestow a generous wink on me, I’m quick to pack it in and call it a day. I’ve also learnt the hard way that not all online casinos are what they claim to be. Some take a long time to process withdrawals, others offer poor customer support and a few are rogue and can’t be trusted. By drawing on some of my past experiences (both positive and negative) at online casinos that accept Australian players, I hope this blog will provide some useful tips and strategies to players who are still finding their way amidst the myriad casinos available on the internet.

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How to Play and Make the Most of Your Money

Some of my posts contain useful tips and basic instructions to aid beginner players who are still getting used to the rules of some casino games and want to improve their strategies before playing at an online casino for real money. I also include casino bonus guides, to help you stretch your dollar and make the most of your bankroll.

Knowing what type of player you are is one of the most important elements that will contribute to you becoming a successful gambler. Before you decide where to play, you need to consider what types of casino games appeal the most to you; whether you enjoy skill-based games such as poker and blackjack, table games such as roulette and craps or the many varieties of pokies that are available online. You also need to find out which casino software companies produce the best varieties of the casino games you prefer. Some of my favourite casino software providers include Microgaming, Net Entertainment and Betsoft Gaming; my posts explain why I prefer the games produced by these software providers.

Where to Play Casino Games

If you are like me, any buy 1 get one free sign outside a bar will immediately grab your attention. But when it comes to choosing an online casino at which to play, it’s vital that you don’t get distracted by marketing campaigns that push fancy sign up offers and incredible bonus deals. There’s no harm in taking advantage of a bargain at any watering hole, but since you divulge sensitive personal information when you sign up at an online casino you need to display a bit more sense and discretion when you choose where to play slots in Australia.

While there are plenty of online casinos that do offer great bonus deals and sign up offers in addition to a safe and fair gaming environment, fantastic games and efficient customer support, an incredible bonus offer should never be the only factor that determines your decision of where to play. Some of my posts instruct players in the basics of how to determine whether an online casino is licensed and regulated and generally a good choice.

Online Pokies in Australia: Tips and Advice

You may well be wondering, ‘hey, who is this guy to offer me unasked for advice when he’s just admitted to losing substantial amounts of money gambling, and infuriating his wife’. Fair point. And it’s true that my wife has done her block a few times because of my gaming habits. But as one of my favourite cartoon characters, Jake the Dog, says, ‘suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something’. And while I by no means consider myself a professional slots player, I think based on my current bankroll it’s reasonable to say that I don’t suck as much as I used to. And on that basis, I feel quite comfortable offering advice to beginner players and other players who are struggling to navigate the waters of online slots in Australia.

On my blog you will discover tips to help you find the online pokies that suit you best, strategies to help you make the most of your bankroll, advice on which online casinos to visit, casino bonus guides and much more.

How to Make the Most of Mobile Pokies

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Like most online gambling enthusiasts, I was thrilled with the introduction of mobile casinos that you can access on your smartphone or tablet. This step in the evolution of online gaming has allowed me to indulge in a few spins of my favourite pokies in places I never thought would be possible. Suddenly the maternity ward where I await the arrival of my third niece is no longer just a waiting room – it’s a fully-fledged casino where I stand a chance of gaining not only a new family member, but major winnings!

And, if you are discreet and able to control your facial expressions, disapproving members of your family need never know. Wink. Read my posts on mobile casinos and discover ingenious places and situations that perfectly lend themselves to a few rounds of your favourite casino games. Online slots continue to gain popularity in Australia; my hope is that this blog will help both newcomers and experienced players make the most of their time when they play online pokies for real money.

As you will no doubt have noticed, the site offers a number of free pokies that you can enjoy without wagering any real money. Why would you play online pokies for free, you might ask; what is the point of playing online pokies if you have no chance of winning real money? There are in fact many reasons to play free poker machines. For one thing, free pokies allow you to familiarise yourself with a casino game’s design, payout frequency, betting options and bonus features. They also afford you the chance to decide whether or not you like a poker machine before you play for real money. And, of course, many people simply enjoy playing free poker machines, irrespective of whether there is money involved.

The free slots available on the site are my personal favourites and I explain why in my posts. Some offer bonus rounds and features that are truly worthwhile, others are thematically superior and will keep you entertained for several gaming sessions.