POLi is one of the biggest payment systems around and seems to be on the lips of every online shopper and gambler here and in New Zealand. So what is POLi and how does it relate to online gambling, to iPad gambling and to pokies? Well, those are the questions that we will address in this article. Of course, Aussies already know POLi well, and they can skip right onto the second section, but that doesn’t apply to everyone and because of that we’ll begin with a discussion about this unique and hugely popular service.
What is POLi?
POLi is fairly obscure outside of Australia, with few people having even heard of it, but inside Australia it is one of the most popular online real time debit payment systems. Quite a mouthful I know, but it means that when it comes to online payments POLi is up there with the best of them. Its name stands for Pay Anyone Online Banking, which pretty much sums up what it can be used for.
POLi is used throughout the country for a variety of payments, and many top Australian companies use it. In fact, POLi claims a total of over $1 billion in online transactions per year, which is phenomenal for a company that only exists in Australia and New Zealand.
POLi, which used to be know as Centricom, is now a subsidiary of Australia Post. It has actually been released in three different versions over the years, with the first using ActiveX, the second using .Net and the current one working entirely within a web browser. This version was released in 2012 and it is also available through mobile devices and Macs, which wasn’t the case with previous releases.
POLi focuses heavily on security and is one of the most secure payment systems of its type. POLi doesn’t charge its users to send money, which helps it to standout from other payment providers such as PayPal. POLi has been going for a few years and its popularity is only increasing. In fact, towards the end of February 2015 it was awarded the title of Payment Provider of the Year at the EGaming Review Awards, an annual award ceremony that was being held for the first time.
The advantages of using POLi, over say PayPal, is that POLi won’t cost you anything. All payment providers charge something, they need to make their money somehow after all, but POLi doesn’t charge anything at anytime. POLi also negates the need for a sign-up like PayPal, making it quick, easy and almost instant. POLi is just as secure as the services that it betters, if not more so, and the ease-of-us and flexibility that it provides has led to it becoming one of the biggest payment providers across Australia and New Zealand.
What are the Best POLi Pokies for iPad?
Now that we have the basics out of the way, you’ll probably want to know which online casinos accept POLi. As we focus on iPads here, we’ll also look at the online casinos that have apps in the Apple App Store.
One of the main ones out there is Royal Vegas Casino, which is very popular with players from Australia. Royal Vegas have a huge selection of banking options, with a long list of web wallets, along with credit cards, debit cards and bank transfers. For Australian and New Zealand customers, of which there are many, they also accept POLi. Royal Vegas even give out a 10% bonus to those depositing through one of 6 methods, but unfortunately POLi is not one of them.
Royal Vegas Casino has one of the most popular apps, highly rated on the App Store. They use Microgaming software which means there is no shortage of pokies to play, including Thunderstruck and Thunderstruck 2, Tomb Raider, Lord of the Rings, Batman Dark Knight and many more. Some of our favorites for playing on the iPad include Tiger V Bear and Immortal Romance.
Royal Vegas Casino isn’t the only big casino that accepts Aussie players, has an iPad app and accepts POLI, as Platinum Play does as well. Run by the same people that own Royal Vegas, this casino is very similar, with an equally impressive deposit bonus, a VIP scheme for loyal players and much more. Platinum Play also uses Microgaming, so all of the games mentioned above, and many more, are available. Microgaming is generally recommended when it comes to pokies, and the consensus with gamblers is that they have the most and the best games around. Their table games are also okay, but it is the pokies where they excel.
Once you pickup your hefty deposit bonus, following a POLi deposit, you are free to withdraw however you please. As well as all of the standard options, including bank transfers and PayPal, you can also request a cheque, although as the casino is based in Malta, it has a long way to travel.