Australian players can now enjoy playing poker in the real money mode and in the free play demo at numerous fully licensed online poker rooms. These websites are free to sign up to, they are owned & operated by trusted names and they are all fully licensed by well-known licensing authorities in major jurisdictions. Australians must be at least 18 years old to play poker online in the real money mode and you will receive some kind of guaranteed new player welcome bonus when you register a new account with any top-rated online poker site.
You can generally play online poker either instantly in your web browser, from within a perfectly secure download client, or from your smartphone or tablet device. To really get the most out of your experience we recommend installing the free poker software onto your computer where possible. This will give you access to more great games and even more promotional offers. Australian poker players can play at hundreds of different cash game tables, plus you can also sign up for Sit ‘n Go Tournaments and Multi Table Tournaments (MTT’s).
One of the main poker varieties that you can find at every online poker room is Texas Hold’em, plus a growing number of trusted Australian online poker sites may have several other popular poker games available such as 5 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz and possibly Five Card Draw Poker and one or two other poker variants. Buying in to an online poker tournament can start from just AU$0.10, but to sit down at a cash table you generally need at least AU$1.00.
The lowest table blinds can start from as little as AU$0.01 (small blind) / AU$0.02 (big blind), which is ideal for low rollers and beginners. Some of the high stakes poker tables can have massive blinds reaching as high as AU$200.00 (SB) / AU$400.00 (BB). You can play against just 1 other player thanks to the Heads Up games, plus you can also find 6 seater tables and 8, 9 or 10 seater tables, depending on where you are playing.
When you sign up for a Sit ‘n Go or MTT, make sure that you have enough time to complete the event because some can last for 4, 5 or 6 hours. In some cases they can last even longer. It doesn’t matter if you crash out early because you quite often have the option of being able to purchase Add-Ons or Re-Buys up until a certain point in the tournament.
This information will all be explained in the tournament description. Some of the top events to keep an eye out for include Freeroll Poker Tournaments, Jackpot Tournaments, Short Stack/Deep Stack Tourneys, Knockout Tourneys, Satellite Feeder Tournaments and Double Up Tourneys, plus numerous other exciting events, all of which generally have some fantastic prize structures. Most online poker rooms for Australian players today also have a range of side games available such as mini blackjack, scratchies and also a selection of online pokies.