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Australia is a destination that just over a million people visited so far in 2022. It’s diverse and has vibrant cities, an amazing outback, and many cultures to discover.

Australia is a beautiful country, but it’s also incredibly vast. To travel from one place to another takes a considerable amount of time, and that means you’ll often find yourself with plenty of time to kill, just waiting.

Australia has a reasonably good infrastructure of cell phone and data coverage (though less so in more remote areas), so one way to kill this time is to try a little online play. Keep these tips in mind if you’re gambling inbetween your flight delays.

Online Casino Tips When Traveling Down Under

Finding the Right Online Casino Site

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If you don’t already have a favorite trusted site, it’s important to find one with a good reputation. Check both social media and Google reviews as the former tend to be more brutal.

Reviews that are too good or unbelievably bad are probably fake. Pay attention to customer service comments as it is essential that you want to find a site that has a great customer service reputation.

If you’re playing for money, it’s also important to play online casino sites that payout well. Many use sites that show the best online casino payouts Australia which is a good way to find the more genrous online casino offerings.

When assessing a site you obviously want one that is licensed too.

Mobile Coverage & Power

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If you’re waiting at a bus station or airport lounge you can’t really fire up a desktop computer and play, so you’ll be relying a lot of your phone or ipad. 

Free WiFi is common throughout airports, hotels, and cafes (though use a VPN so you have a secure connection), though not so common at bus stops or train stations. 

If you’ve purchased an Australian SIM card and playing using phone data, Telstra is the best network for use within the more populated areas, and Vodaphone typically stretches further into remote regions of the country.

If you’re charging overseas deivces, our electrical current is 220 – 240 volts, AC 50Hz. The Australian three-pin power outlet is different from many other countries, so you may need an adaptor.

The Games

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As with any type of game, practice makes perfect, so if there are games in Australian casinos you’re not used to at home, practice on free sites before you play for real money. 

In Australia you’ve got lotteries like Keno, games of luck like bingo, and roulette, and slots. Research any cultural rule variations to how it’s played at home, for instance, ie Bingo is played differently in Australia and the USA.

Worth checking when looking for a site, that it caters for the games you want to play. Most of them have a good range, but check as it can be disappointing to learn that the game you want is not there.


We’re a lot more vulnerable when we travel than when we’re out at home, so it’s important to be extra conscious of your safety, especially as the nature of an online casino means you’ll be spending money.

Use a VPN to ensure your financial data is safe; this will mean that other using your same network are unable to hack into your devices and see your information.

You should be aware of the local currency conversion rate, know how much you’re spending, and how this translates into your home currency – it’s very easy in casinos to get carried away, and not keep track of how much you’re spending, especially if you’re putting money on a credit card.

Do you have any other tips to add? If you are gambling around the world, we encourage you to do so responsibly.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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