A quick search on Google will reveal that there are thousands of online casinos available to the Australian player. In reality though, the situation is a little bit more complicated than this. While there are thousands of individual casino websites, there are fewer operators and even fewer platforms that these casinos run off. The popularity of online casinos means that many operators choose to ‘white label’ casino software that has been built by other companies, rather than building their own from scratch. This is absolutely fine for most gamblers, in fact, it will occasionally give you the opportunity to enjoy sign-up bonuses for games that you already know and love – but it is something that you’ll have to be aware of when you’re choosing your first online casino.

The best way to tell if your online casino its actually as popular as it claims, is to enter a multi-player game such as blackjack or poker and see how many other players are actually there. If the casino is at all popular, it should take no time at all for new games to fill up and start – if you find yourself waiting around for whole minutes before you’re able to enter a poker table, then there may be more than a little bit of tumbleweed blowing through the virtual casino that you’ve found.

In general, popular casinos are better because it’s quicker and easier to find partners for the games you want to play. Beyond that, it’s also worth taking a little bit of time to dive into any live chat facility that your chosen casino has before committing yourself. Different casinos have different atmospheres and you’ll want to be sure that your chosen home has an atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. Get this right, and you’ll find a site that you want to return to for years to come.