We answer the top 12 FAQ’s here on this page about playing online pokies machines. In recent polls players listed the things that they have the most concerns about from getting downloads, legal issues and to getting there winnings cashed out. We list them in no particular order for you below and hope they get you a head start with web pokie gaming for fun or real cash prizes.

Can Australians and New Zealanders play the pokies online legally?

  •  Yes absolutely many online casinos that are legally registered in the country of Gilbraltar warmly accept both Aussie and Kiwi players. These sites confirm to strict local license laws and offer tried and trusted gaming with regular auditing for fair play security. You can view many popular sites from our reviews in the page right side-bar area.

Can Australian players play Aristocrat pokies online?

  • Sorry Aussies cannot play Aristocrat online anymore even for free; there was time when free and real games were available but the casinos now restrict access to many countries and one of them is Australia. They block by IP location so if the casino software sees you are from a restricted country you will not be able to play. However there is way around this; using a proxy service with a UK service address you can play the games but only the free ones would be available to you. These proxy services cost around $10 a month and they also allow you to watch many great UK based free TV shows online that normally would be blocked for you to view.

Should I play the gamble feature?

  • Yes if you want to lose your money! Did you know only about 25% of players opt for this feature when playing? If you are lucky enough to get a win don’t risk losing it with the chance on picking a winning red or black card.

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Are the games rigged or are they fair?

  • Most companies use independent auditors to ensure the games have genuine RNG random number generators which are the basis of how all pokie machines operate. These seals of audit are usually displayed on their website for players to view. Generally if you choose a legitimate game provider like Playtech or Microgaming the game programing is locked anyway so the casino cannot change, rig or adjust them even if they wanted too.

Do I need separate gaming accounts for using different devices?

  • One wallet account systems are the norm these days so once you open an account you should be good to log-in from your laptop or say your iPad or any other device you wish.

What is better instant play or download pokies games?

  • Mac players only have one choice and that is the instant play games; Windows OS players can choose either the download or instant option, We suggest you take the download version if you can as the games load and play faster plus you get a lot more pokie machines to play.

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Can you play progressive linked pokies jackpots online?

  • Just like the regular pokies machines the online versions offer many mega sized linked up progressive payouts. These are usually the most popular ones to play like the Mega Moolah or Major Millions games. With usually 4 different jackpot prizes on offer just like the land games you have a good choice in this respect for jackpot prizes.

How can I deposit and withdraw funds?

  • Have plastic can play the pokies online! Most sites offer more than 20 to 30 ways to fund and withdraw your winnings. Reputable sites will provide a clear explanation of current payment methods and the ways to get the money back out. Sites to avoid will try and mask and cover up withdrawal method options so they get your deposit easily but then you find the cash-out options are very limited.

How long does it take to get my winnings out?

  • Depending of what method you have used to deposit will determine this; anywhere from instant cash-outs to bank wires which would take 5 days to process.

Are there systems safe and secure with my details?

  • If you are comfortable with buying online or internet banking you can relax knowing that the systems that are in place are just as secure and safe. The casinos never get to view you credit card information as this is processed privately with their SSL banking interface in place.

What if I need help – how can I get support?

  • Most if not all online casinos offer 24/7 support via email, chat or toll free phone numbers.

Can you trust online pokies casinos to pay-out if I win?

  • Player protection regulations in place and licensee auditing will ensure players can get their due winnings back to their pocket. If you can play at casinos operating in reputable jurisdictions that we have mentioned you should not have issues in this area. You will need to provide proof of identity for security purposes when cashing out and this may involve emailing them a copy of your ID and / or a copy of you electricity bill as proof of address.

What if I have a gambling problem – how can I get help?

  • Most if not all the best pokies casinos have many self-help systems in place including setting your own deposit limits and self-excluding from playing for a time period or permanently if you choose.

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