Review Process

Pokies.bet exists solely to assist players in their gambling ventures. Our team consists of a small group of individuals, who are passionate about online casinos and we strive to share this passion with the players. It is important to state out right that we do not motivate players to spend their money at online casinos; rather, we try to guide those who want to play casino games, so that they have a satisfying experience. First, we will discuss on what you can find on our site, how we work, and we will then wrap this page by highlighting how we profit from this whole process.

Navigating Pokies.bet

Our ultimate goal is to become a hub for all casino lovers in Australia. To achieve that, we have established different sections that will be useful to distinct types of players.

Guides

Our primary section provides tips and guides on how to play pokies, casino games, finding the right casino according to your personal needs, and how to conduct safely your transactions online.

We are constantly creating new content, by listening to our readers and answering all the common questions through new posts.

Bonuses

Aussie players tend to choose online casinos based on the bonuses they offer, which is why we have established a separate bonus section. There, you can find information on the different casino bonuses that exist, how they operate, and things that you should consider in relation to each.

This is where you will also be able to find online casinos that offer the exact bonuses that you are after.

Casino & Pokies Reviews

This part is the largest section of our site. Under this tab you can find over 250 different online pokies reviews, which you can also play for free. Each review contains information on the gameplay, statistics, and theme of the pokies machine – as well as the best casinos to access them for real money.

The casino reviews section is one that we are constantly working on, so that we provide you with detailed information of every online casino in Australia. We are not there yet, since we are following a very strict review process – which requires a lot of time and effort (you can read more about this below).

Pokies 101 & How to Play

These two sections exist to help you identify very targeted information quickly.

Pokies 101 tab includes topics that can help you increase your winning chances at casino games, while offering insights into online pokies.

The ‘How to Play’ section will send you into specific sections of more detailed pages, providing you with exact steps to help you learn how to play various casino games.

Blog

This is the last part of pokies.bet and it is the place to be for those looking for gambling news, new online casino and games releases, as well as light-hearted stories related to gambling. In the future, we are aiming to provide you with gambling news stories to keep you updated with latest trends of the iGaming industry.

How we Review Online Casinos

The most serious task that we have burdened ourselves with is reviewing Aussie online casinos. We take this very seriously, as we want to either alert or reassure players about sites that they are considering investing their money into. Below, you can see all the factors that we take into consideration for each online casino that we review.

License

The most important aspect that we look for in a casino, is its license. Unlicensed casinos are not subject to any independent authorities, so they can manipulate their edge over the players or refuse to pay out winnings. Only after crosschecking their license ID and whether it is active, we flag the site as licensed.

Payment Methods

The second factor that we explore is the banking methods apparent on a casino. These must be safe, secure, easy to use, and cost/time effective to receive a good rating from us. Further, the payment options offered should cover various types of players to receive a 10/10 rating from us.

Customer Support

In the past, online casinos used to only reply to players’ questions through emails. In 2021, for a casino to receive a good rating for this section, it must provide 24/7 live chat with professional agents, and a multi-lingual phone service. Players are investing their money to online casinos, so they should be treated as customers, with respect.

Welcome Offers & Promotions

After the initial aspects related to customer experience and safety, we then consider the welcome offers available. This is important, as most of our readers are looking for a new casino – which means that they qualify for these bonuses.
Nonetheless, returning players promotions and loyalty bonuses are also reported in detail, since most Aussie players join a casino and stick with it.

Terms & Conditions

It is often claimed that none reads the Terms & Conditions in the digital world, but we do. Casino Ts & Cs should be treated with care, since they define all the following aspects:
Conditions required to be able to withdraw winnings.
Requirements and limitations for the bonuses and deposited funds.
Limits to deposits and withdrawals.
Legal rights and expectations in the casino/players relationship.
The above are the ones we always explore carefully, so that we protect you from any small print that might result in loss of your deposit due to an unreasonable bonus that you claimed. Questionable casinos misuse their terms and conditions to cheat players to forfeit their winnings, and this is what we are aiming to protect you from.

Casino Games

Different players have distinct preferences when it comes to casino games. Some might prefer a huge variety of casino games from distinct developers, while others might be looking for a few but solid options in terms of payout rate. Therefore, we include all the info linked to casino games, so that every reader can make an informed decision.

Usability

Each review walks you through the different tabs of the casino, the registration process, and the KYC procedure. If the site is hard to navigate or not optimal in terms of user-friendliness, we will give you a heads up, so you know what to expect.

Compatibility

Almost every online casino is optimized for mobile devices, with many offering dedicated mobile casino apps. Besides providing this info for each site, we also test out these aspects to see if they are satisfying in terms of usability, design, game selection, and overall experience. Aussie punters gamble through different gateways in 2021, so we strive to offer relevant information to every single one of our readers.

Design

This is a less significant factor when comparing it with the above aspects that we review, but it is still our duty to offer our personal take on the theme and design of the site. Then, it is up to everyone to decide whether they agree/disagree with us – concluding of whether this casino is right for them.

Reputation

Lastly, we search the web for individual player reports, to spot any reasonable complaints for the casino site in question. Many of these are unsubstantial, but some come from a good place. We review these carefully ourselves, while cross-checking the claims to see if they should be reported as part of our own review.

How do we use this information?

After gathering all the above data and compiling our comprehensive casino reviews, we share them live on pokies.bet – so that all our readers can learn about the online casino in question.

Then, each casino receives a rating, and it is either flagged as recommended or blacklisted. All readers are also able to comment on each individual review and share their personal experiences with the brand or further questions.

Lastly, we display all the recommended casinos under the categories that would describe them best; for instance, if a casino site has an easy-to-use mobile app and a perfectly optimized website for all devices – we would list it under the ‘Mobile Pokies Apps’ and ‘Mobile Casinos’ tabs. This way you will not have to read various individual reviews to find exactly what you are after.

How do we Benefit for this Process?

Before we close, let us be 100% transparent and explain how we benefit by doing all these. Players who choose to enter one casino that we recommend, will be flagged as customers that came through us.

Then, we receive a fixed commission based on the money that you play on the casino. This is how pokies.bet profits from this whole process, but we are not affiliated or biased towards a specific casino.

This means that every review that you read is 100% accurate, at least based on the best of our knowledge.

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