Beginner’s Guide

Welcome to Blackjack-Australia’s beginner’s guide. With our years of experience in dealing with online casinos, we understand how confusing it can be for a newbie to venture into online gambling. Even for those who are familiar with land casino and its functions, online casinos can still be a bit puzzling.

Through this beginner’s guide, Blackjack Australia aims to help players with the stress-free process of getting started with an online casino and also explain why playing in online casinos are preferred by many in this day and age.


Blackjack-Australia provides a complete beginner’s guide below to direct you in the best and most secure way of gambling online without any confusions and hindrance.

By the end of this article, we hope that you are able to trust online casinos more and be confident enough to choose the perfect casino for you amongst hundreds on the internet.

Why play in online casinos?

There are numerous issues when it comes to deciding whether to play online or land based casinos. While it is a matter of personal preference at the end, we would like to highlight some of the advantages of an online casino that many might be neglecting.

  • You can play your favourite casino games at any time and from anywhere. Online casinos are accessible 24/7 and it’s available on any device with an internet access. There is no second person involved on whom you have to depend on to play games; you play with a virtual dealer and your computer is the casino door.
  • Online Casinos allow you to place bets in your own pace. Unlike land casinos where the dealer sets a limited time for you to place bets, you can place bets whenever you feel comfortable in web casinos. You have time to prepare yourself and choose a bet amount you are comfortable with, without having to deal with any unnecessary pressure from the dealer or the crowd surrounding you.
  • Place bets according to your budget. Most land based casinos would not even let your enter its doors without a bulk of cash. Online Casinos allow you to deposit as less as $10 and place bets of as low as $1 if you wish.
  • Online Casinos are licensed and regulated by external government bodies. Many players face the issue of trust when it comes to online casinos. In this respect, online casinos follow the same principle as any land based casinos; they are licensed, regulated and well monitored. To know more about online casino licensing and operations, go to our ‘Online Casinos’ page.

Choosing an online casino

choosing-best-online-casinoThere are more casinos on the internet than you could ever try. Players need to follow a certain process and a checklist while choosing an online casino and that is what we explain in this section.

Pretty much all components of an online casino could be a deciding factor when choosing the one that suits you most. In this context, we like to divide the situation into two parts, the player and the casino. It is the balance between these two sides that will help you find the ideal casino.

On the casino’s side, there are issues like licensing, game variety, bonuses, payment methods etc. that players need to judge and on the player’s side, there are issues such as territorial restrictions, online payment methods available and more that players need to access.

Blackjack-Australia dedicates an entire article that clearly lists out the aspects that make an ideal casino and explains how to personalize your choice to suit your needs.

Go to our ‘Choosing Online Casinos’ page.

Where to Start?

getting-started-tutorial-casinoAt this point, new players are sure to be excited as they take the first step into the world of online casinos which is filled with fun and games and great potential rewards. Before going that far, it is important that you take this process seriously and understand it clearly. Once you are through this, it shouldn’t be difficult realizing how easy it is to associate yourself with an online casino.

There are a few simple steps that players need to follow in order to successfully register and play in online casinos. This process applies to online casinos in general but the approach may differ slightly depending on the type of casino players are dealing with.

Go to our “Getting Started” page where we explain the process players should follow while registering, depositing and playing in an online casino.

Online Casino Bonuses

Casino Bonuses might be an exciting aspect of casinos for both new and land based players alike. It’s rare that a brick and mortar casino offers any sort of bonuses to its players (apart from the free food and drinks they get).

Most online casinos offer sign-up bonuses and various deposit and no-deposit bonuses as part of their bonus package. They also offer special schemes to loyal players as part of their promotional packages. Online Casinos can get very “creative” when it comes to offering their players with new bonuses and promotions.

The most commonly offered bonuses and promotions in online casinos are:

  • Welcome Bonus
  • Free Spins Bonus
  • No deposit Bonus
  • VIP Clubs
  • Cash back programs

Visit our ‘Casino bonuses and promotions’ page to read all about how you can claim these bonuses and how they work.

Online Casino Games

Online casinos in this modern day, regardless of their type, offer 300 or more casino games. It comes as a surprise to us as well when we realise the speed in which software providers are developing top quality casino games that definitely splendor the entertainment side of the industry. Good online casinos can easily cross a mark of 500 games on offer and they constantly update their portfolio to make sure players are never bored of the same ones.

Top online casino games:

  • Pokies/Slots
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Video Poker
  • Baccarat
  • Craps
  • Scratch Cards

Many would agree that the highlight game of an online casino is Blackjack. This website in itself is a guide to playing online blackjack and our page ‘Blackjack Guide’ has everything a player needs to know about this wonderful table game.

Click here to visit our ‘Blackjack Guide’.

Online Casino Deposit Methods

Australian online casinos have a broad range of online payment options for deposit and withdrawals, facilitating mainly to Australian players. Each individual method has its own benefits and drawbacks. Ultimately it’s up to the players to check the availability of the payment methods on offer and choose the most beneficial one.

Here are some of the popular deposit methods accepted by most online casinos:

  • Debit/Credit Cards
  • Neteller
  • Skrill/Moneybooker
  • Poli
  • Ukash
  • Euteller
  • Click2Pay
  • Paypal
  • Wire Transfer

For players who are used to paying directly through debit or credit cards, Visa and MasterCard maybe the easiest option. However, for players who are skeptical about inserting card details on the internet, e-wallets might be the best approach. The withdrawal methods are usually more restrictive. Apart from a few methods, most deposit methods can also be used as a withdrawal method.

All in all, choosing a suitable and secure banking option depends on your country’s banking methods and the access to various online banking facilities.