Online pokies are the most popular game among gamblers all over the world, although only those in Australia and New Zealand use precisely that name. The rest of the world refers to this game as slots, or perhaps fruit machines. They provide a lot of fun and entertainment, but the players are also able to win large amounts of money.
Offline pokies were predecessors to this sort of gaming, of course. The first slot machine was invented in United States in the late 19th century but ever since its introduction to the shores of Australia it became almost a symbol of this country. In fact, pokies are a very large industry branch and the profits they make are a significant part of the economy. According to recent analyses and counting there are over 2.000 online casinos offering Australian pokies to domestic players.
Online pokies come in great variety and number of designs, but the original idea is not so far away from that traditional Aussie “poker machine” – three or five reels with video display and bonuses or free spins on the side. Software developers have tried to keep it simple when pokies were originally being adjusted for computers and that is the reason why online gambling attracts a lot of people. Easy access and interface that is not hard to navigate appeal to vast majority of people. Most famous of those software developers are Microgaming, Playtech, IGT Interactive and NetEnt. Their job is to create and develop new games, new themes and stories, as well as to be in charge of smooth and perfect game experience.
If you are interested in playing this kind of games there are just a few steps you need to know before you can immerse yourself into the magical world of online gambling:
- Go to a website of an online casino
- Select a game
- Choose your deposit amount
- Hit the spin button
- Wait for your potential jackpot (and do everything all over again if IT doesn’t come)
There are hundreds of sites which provide online casino games, pokies including. Some of those sites have been in this business for a long time, even 20 years for some of them, so they have earned certain status and respect and players often do appreciate this and come back if they are satisfied. The most popular sites in 2014 were Royal Vegas, Spin Palace, Jackpot City and Gaming Club. Every one of them offers bonuses and it is important to know before you start playing which ones are giving away the most. Bonuses are given on sign-up or at the first deposit, but also during playing time – in form of free spins and bonus rounds.
Same as with sites – there are also a lot of games out there, except that this time we speak millions. Software companies constantly produce new games for mobile pokies and it is impossible to say which one is the best for you. Just go out and try one, maybe it’s your lucky day!