Online Pokies and Pokies Casinos
Pokies first reached Australia in the early 1900's. They were direct descendents of Charles Fey's Liberty Bell slot machine invented in San Francisco. Although pokies were illegal at that time, today, in Australia, you will find land pokies casinos as well as online pokies at any online casino. Pokies casinos were legalized in the 1950’s and the machines were also available in pubs.
How they got to be called “pokies” when everywhere else in the world they are called slots is not exactly clear. It seems that when the pokey machines were placed in pubs and clubs there were also video poker machines there called poker machines. The name pokies probably evolved from gamblers saying they were off to “play the pokies” meaning the poker machine.
Play Online Pokies at Any Online Casino
Any online casino in Australia today will offer the best online pokies to be found because the games are so very popular. Probably, next to soccer, online pokies are a national pastime in Australia.
Online pokies casinos are casinos that specialize in slots games although they also offer other online casino games.
Some of the top and most popular online pokies played today are:
- Queen of the Nile – with an Egyptian theme, it comes in 3, 9 and 20 line formats and offers 15 free spins bonus. Although it is ten years old, it is still the number one favorite of online pokies.
- Indian Dreaming – symbols on adjacent reels make winning combinations with a chance to win 5, 10 or 20 free spins with multipliers.
- King of the Nile – another Egyptian theme building on the popularity of Queen of the Nile. Contains a bonus mystery prize.
- Mr. Cashman – this game gives you a chance at one of five randomly hit bonus games if you make an additional side bet. The bonus games are free spins, instant prize, poker machine and random reel spin.
- Show Me the Money – the free spins feature gets an added attraction. You can choose 20 at x2 multiplier, 15 at x3, 10 at x5, 5 at x10 and 3 at x15. Quite a choice! There is also a mystery prize for getting wilds on reels 1 and 5.
These games are just a few examples of the possibilities Australians will find when they play at pokies casinos.
Online Pokies and How to Win at Pokies Casinos
As with all slot machines games, pokies are no different in that the symbols on the reels are chosen by a “random number generator”. Therefore there is no way to predict what symbols will show up and when at the online pokies or at any of the pokies casinos.
Taking that first statement into consideration, there is no way to strategize winning at online pokies or any pokies games in any pokies casinos. The best method to use is to set a budget before you begin to play. If you lose what you set, then quit the games. If you are winning, cash out and go home.
The most important thing to remember is that you are playing pokies, online pokies at an online casino or land based pokies at land pokies casinos, for entertainment and not particularly for winning money.
One of the leading mobile pokies casino software providers is Microgaming. When playing mobile pokies at a Microgaming mobile casino, the player will enjoy the best technology together with the highest chances of winning a generous payout. The pokies all have great graphics, clear sound and they are easy to navigate.