Originally Posted by CuttleFish
I'm thinking of playing online a bit so that I can get more help with hand analysis, picking up leaks etc.
Anyone have any suggestions for the best place for Aussies to play?
Ideally some sort of deposit bonus, reliable and robust software, easy to deposit/withdraw, etc.
Am not sure what sites it is even legal to play on from Aus?
Appreciate any advice.
If you scroll up Cardschat has some good deposit bonuses for a number of online poker sites
At this point in time Pokerstars
would command the most traffic online and is as good a place as any to start.
Unfortunately you will have to use your own money to gain much needed experience on the site (never slow play pocket rockets) because Pokerstars don't do "goodwill" very well and it is very sad that since the demise of Fulltilt Pokerstars dropped their daily freerolls
for Aussie and Kiwi players.
The country of origin freerolls were a good way to guage your level of play and it was lot of fun to be able to wind down and chat with other players from Oz. Apparently money is so tight Pokerstars can't afford $700.00 a week for Australians and Kiwi's to play a daily $100.00 freeeroll. (surely the "winnings" are recycled)
In Interactive Gambling Act
(chapter 15 explains it ) makes it illegal for Australian based poker sites
to allow Australian online players to play on their sites. It does NOT make it illegal for us to play online poker on overseas based sites. (Yep, go figure) although that may change