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Let’s review online gambling in Australia in 2021

Scale or popularity of gambling

The gambling industry has an estimated $400 billion value as of today. According to the Business Research Company, the market increases at a rate of 5.9% every year. Further projection sees the gambling industry reaching $565.4 billion by the end of 2022.

Incredibly, about 26% of the world’s total population gambles. At least one in every four persons you find in the world gambles – a fact that warrants repeating.

Australia, as a country, contributes a considerable quota to the size of the industry. Interestingly, about 80% of the country play slot games, with most online casino games in the country are slot games. When it comes to gambling in Australia, online pokies are the most popular. Which comes as no surprise, since the name ‘pokies’ has its root linked with Aussie slang. 

Online Pokies Safety – Your Number-One Priority

Australia, as a country, faces a unique problem with fraud. According to a survey by Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand (PWC), over the last two years, at least 30% of Australia’s companies have been scammed in one way or another.

Let’s take a look at a few key factors:


The first thing we look at is which license the operator has, there is mainly three different licenses to look for.

  • Curacao Egaming
  • Malta Gaming Authority
  • UK Gambling Commission

These three licenses are of high quality and highly trustworthy.

Golden Reels Casino is absolutely legal and licensed. Our license is Curacao (Master Gaming License # 5536 / JAZ).

Choosing a Safe Online Casino

Luckily, narrowing things down to only the most reputable casinos in the business isn’t particularly difficult. Simply by conducting the following five quality checks, you’re more or less guaranteed a safe and enjoyable experience.

Here’s what you should be looking for when on the hunt for a safe online gaming experience in Australia this year:

Licensing and Regulation

Always check whether the casino you’re planning on playing at is licensed and regulated, before signing up.

Commitment to Safety

All good casinos, including Golden Reels, understand and appreciate how important safety is, therefore make a real song and dance about their safety-centric policies and procedures.

Transparent Transaction Policies

This means making it quick and easy to both deposit and withdraw funds, without excessive fees, commissions or restrictions on transactions in either direction. Golden Reels will never make it unnecessarily difficult for players to get their hands on their cash.

Quality Customer Support

This is one of the most important hallmarks of a safe and responsible online casino. Quality customer support means representatives available night and day via multiple channels. Feel free to put the casino’s customer support team to the test before signing up – it’ll usually give you a good idea of how they do business. Golden Reels support is available 24/7, 365 days a year. In addition, you can write to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Reviews and Recommendations

Last but not least, there’s no quick or easier way of getting a feel for a casino than seeing what other players have had to say. Independent reviews and recommendations are a fast-track solution when evaluating online casinos, providing honest insights and accurate accounts from actual customers. If the general consensus points to a safe bet, that’s most likely what you’re looking at!

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