Getting Started

Just to make sure beginners get the proper guidelines, instructed in a simple manner, Free Online Pokies dedicates this article in describing how a new player can sign up, deposit and go through the process of properly setting up your account without hindrances.

Now that you’ve come to make a great decision to step into the bandwagon of online casinos, we can START!

Download or Non-download casino

Before going any further, we must make sure you’re following the correct set of instructions. Although download and non-download casinos both use the internet as a base, the way they work are quite different.

The first step of these two casinos differs a bit. If you’ve chosen a download based casino, the first step would be to download casino software. If you don’t know how to download casino software, click here, then come back and proceed as follows. If you’ve chosen a no download instant play casino, you can read on to the next bit right away.

We can summarize the entire procedure in a simple manner:

  • Registration
  • Accept no deposit bonuses if available (optional); Playthrough the bonus first
  • Fund your account
  • Accept Deposit bonuses if available (optional); Playthrough the bonus first
  • Play your favourite casino game with real money
  • Win
  • Withdraw

Step 1: Registration/Creating an account

Creating an account in an online casino is a simple process.

  • Open the casino software (in case of download casino) or the website (in case of non-download casino.
  • Click on the button ‘Sign Up’ or ‘Register’ or ‘Play for Real money’. It should be on the homepage of the software or the website.
  • The details required are very basic; Username, password, email address, date of birth, language, in case of multilingual casinos and in some cases the address in case of security measures.
  • You will have to accept the terms and conditions and check the box. We highly recommend you read the T&C’s before actually agreeing to it.
  • If the casino is satisfied with your details, your account will be created.
  • Generally, the casino will send you a confirmation email regarding your newly created account.

Before we head to the next step, check if the casino offers any no deposit bonus. Click here to learn about No deposit bonuses.

Step 2: Deposit/Fund your account and withdrawing money

If the casino hasn’t automatically signed you in, sign in with your username and password and go to the banking section of the casino. In most cases, the casino will ask you to deposit in your account. If not, go to the banking or cashier section of your account and click on ‘Deposit’. The casino might also have a deposit button on the home page itself.

The procedure to deposit money into your account is straightforward:

  • Click on the deposit method suitable.
  • Enter or choose the amount you wish to deposit.
  • Enter the required account details for that respective deposit option.
  • If all requirements are met, your deposit will be processed.
  • The time taken for the funds to arrive into your account will depend on the method you have used. If you’ve used an e-wallet, the amount will be deposited instantly.

To withdraw:

  • Go to the casino’s banking or cashier section and click on Withdraw or Cash out. The casino might even have a ‘Cash out’ button on the homepage itself.
  • Choose a withdraw method suitable to you.
  • Enter the necessary details and enter the amount you would want to withdraw. Please note that there will be a minimum and maximum withdraw amount associate with each method.
  • The time it takes for the funds to arrive in your personal account will depend on the method you’ve chosen. If you withdraw via an e-wallet, your funds should be available immediately. If you’ve decided to withdraw via wire-transfer, it may take anything from 4 -7 working days.

Go to our Banking Guide page for full details on online casino banking; payments and withdrawal.

Most online casinos offer a welcome bonus after a player makes his first deposit. Although this bonus is optional, we highly recommend you choose to accept this bonus. But before you do, make sure you learn all about online casino deposit bonuses.

Click here to go to our Online Casino deposit bonus page.

Step 3: Playing online casino games

Now it’s time to enjoy! Online casino games in this day and age do now limit themselves to one particular genre. Players can expect to find anywhere between 400-600 games in a good online casino, each with their unique theme and payout.

Our particular website is dedicated to online pokies; not any particular one but the whole category. If you aren’t familiar to the game of pokies, our pokies guide should help you learn everything you need to get started.

If you’re confident enough to try the game out, go to our ‘Free Play Pokies’ page to play top online pokie games for free without any registration. Once you know you can win, try them out for real money. Good Luck!