Best Online Pokies at Australia

When online casino players are looking for exciting entertainment that comes in a large number of formats with something for everyone, online pokies is the place to look. Pokies, also known as slots are the most popular choice of games at online casinos. While both card and table games are also popular, the variety and fast pace of pokies is particularly appealing to many players. Pokies can be found in their very simple form as classic pokie games, including the well-known fruit machines, and can be found in a more complex form with large numbers of paylines and special features. Progressive pokies are like regular pokies but can have extremely large jackpot payouts that grow in size each time they are played.

History of Pokies

The precursor to pokies was the five drum slot machine that came with 50 playing cards. It was designed by Sittman and Pitt in 1891. The game cost a nickel and players started the drums spinning by pulling a lever. Players did not earn coins, but rather drinks or cigarettes.

Pokies as we know them were originally designed by Charles Fey when he invented the Liberty Bell slot machine. There are some that date his invention to a few years before the Sittman and Pitt game, and some that date it as four years after. The Liberty Bell game had three reels and 20 symbols, and players could earn coins when winning. The Liberty Bell game was redesigned by Fey when he worked for the Mills Novelty Company in 1907. It was then known as the Mills Liberty Bell, and later the Operator Bell. This was the first pokie that had what came to be the classic fruit symbols associated with pokie games.

Over the years, the games were improved and developed, leading to mechanical pokie machines. Following this came electro-mechanical pokie machines, and then computerised pokies. Once pokies were computerised, it was only a matter of time before online pokies were developed, and have evolved into the large pokie offering available today.

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If you are an Australian player looking for some innovative online pokies based on a variety of themes such movies, sports, and so on, you will find whatever you are looking for in the portfolio of Mansion Casino, an online casino Australia. The catalog has something for everyone.

  • Age of Gods – A 20-line progressive pokie based on the theme of ancient Greece, Age of Gods features icons of Greek gods and comes loaded with lucrative features. The highlights of the pokie are four progressive jackpots and four free spin modes.
  • Rocky - Rocky is a 25-line boxing-themed slot developed in honor of Rocky, a popular movie in which Sylvester Stallone plays the role of a boxer. It features wilds, scatters, bonus symbol, and a special Rocky feature that rewards players with five extra coins.
  • Franki Dettori’s Magic Seven – Developed in honor of the legendary jockey Frankie Dettori, this is a race-themed pokie that Aussie players love. The pokie's best feature is the Free Games Race, a virtual horse race in which players can win free spins.
  • From Russia With Love - As the title suggests, it is a Russia-themed slot with 5 reels and 25 paylines. The pokie's most lucrative feature is the Matryoshka Bonus Game, in which players can win multipliers and free spins.

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The odds of a game refer to the average percentage of money that will be paid out compared to the amount of money that is wagered on a game. This does not mean that every player will receive returns according to this percentage, because some could come out with less, and those that win jackpots can come out with substantially more in a win. The odds refer to the average payout amount over time.

Pokies are games of chance, and apart from the occasional need for skill when playing certain special features, these games are simply games of chance. That means that the odds of winning will not be influenced by the player’s actions, and when online pokie games are listed at odds of between about 90% to 99%, this is a true indication as to how much the specific slot will pay out over time. A payout percentage of 95% means that on average, if a player wagers $100, they will ultimately come out with an average win of $95, although in reality it could be more or less in the short term. Players should choose pokies that come with better odds.

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Game Rules

One of the attractions of pokies is that the rules are simple and straightforward. Those who want to sit back and relax can do so when playing pokies since there are no detailed strategies to learn. The basic rules of pokies has remained the same throughout the history of the game, although most pokies nowadays are more advanced.

Players simply need to insert a virtual coin into the pokie machine, and then press the spin button. Land-based pokies used to have a lever to pull that has largely been replaced by a simple spin button. Players need to check out the wagering limits, and the number of paylines, and make their wagering choices before taking a spin. Once the player has made their betting choices, they will spin and watch the virtual reels spinning. When the reels stop spinning, players are paid out according to the combinations that appear on activated paylines.

Each slot comes with its own set of rules that are published by the software provider that created the game. Players should read and understand all the rules and the payout tables before playing any pokies or other online casino games.

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Strategy and Tips

Because online pokies are a game of chance, this leaves little room for players to follow strategies in order to increase their odds of winning. There are, however, betting strategies and tips that players can follow in order to maintain control of their gaming funds and get the most out of their gaming sessions.

  • Read the Rules: Each pokie game comes with its own unique set of rules. While many of the games are similar, it is important to know the rules of each game you play before you begin to wager your hard-earned money on it. Be sure you understand the rules before beginning play.
  • Check the Payout Percentage: The payout percentage for each pokie will be listed, and players can check the payout percentage to make sure that they are choosing the pokies with the highest odds of winning.
  • Play Free Pokies: Most online casinos offer their players free games to play. Players can make the choice to play free games to familiarise themselves with the game before playing it in its real money form. Remember that playing for free is great, but there are no real money prizes when playing the free versions of games.
  • Build Your Bankroll: Instead of starting off big, new players should make sure to set themselves limits and begin small in order to begin to grow their online gaming bankroll. Players should set a gaming budget to ensure that they do not spend more than they can afford on a single gaming session.
  • Manage Your Gaming Time: It cannot be stressed enough that players who create limits and stick to them will find that they can enjoy their gaming far more. Just as players should stick to a financial budget when playing pokies, it is also important to budget your time. Determining how long a gaming session can be before beginning play will help players to stay in control of their time, and their budgets.
  • Play the Max Bet: Players should make sure to bet the maximum bet when playing pokies. While it is possible to play pokies for smaller wagers per line, those that place smaller wagers will win smaller prizes in accordance with the size of their wagers. Wagering the maximum bet is especially important when it comes to playing progressive jackpot pokies. Progressive jackpot pokies will only pay out the full win to those who have wagered the maximum bet.
  • Online Casino Customer Support is There to Help: Players should remember that if they can contact the Customer Support team if they have any questions regarding the online casino and pokies in general or even more specifically, questions regarding individual pokie games. Players can ask questions about rules, odds, wagering, and much more 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Make Use of Bonuses: There are often bonuses that are offered at online casinos, and sometimes bonuses that are offered specifically for those who choose to play pokies. Players can make good use of bonuses offered to help grow their bankrolls. It is important to read the Terms and Conditions of bonuses, and check the wagering requirements before accepting them.

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Game Buttons Information

When playing pokies, players will see various buttons that are used during game play. While the games may appear in different styles, and sometimes even slightly different wording, the buttons found in pokies are essentially the same.

  • Coin Size: Players click on this button to choose the size of the coins that they wish to wager with. While some pokies have a set coin size, most allow players to choose from a range of coin denominations.
  • Lines Per Spin: Players use this button to select which lines they wish to play.
  • Bet Max: Players who wish to bet the maximum bet on all the paylines can simply use this button to select this option.
  • Auto Play: Most pokies come with an auto play feature. Players can choose this option if they would prefer that the casino software spins the reels automatically for them. When choosing this option, players will set their bets and the number of spins that they wish to have played using the auto play option.
  • Spin: Probably the most important button to be seen is the Spin button. Players press this button to set the reels spinning.
  • Cash: The cash button is used when players have finished a gaming session and wish to have their winnings added to their online casino accounts. This button is also known as the Collect button.
  • Help: This button usually leads players to further information regarding the pokies uh as payouts and payout tables.

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Bet or Wager: The amount of money that is placed on a spin in a pokie game.

Bet Max: Betting the maximum number of coins

Classic Pokies/Slots: Traditional pokie games that are played in a similar way to the original 3 reel games were played.

Coins: The virtual coins that are used to play pokies.

Coin Size: The size or denomination of the coin with which the player places a wager on a pokie game.

Coins Per Line: The number of coins that are wagered on each payline.

Coins Per Spin: The number of coins that are wagered per game.

Hit: When a player wins in a pokie game, it is said that the player has ‘hit’ the jackpot.

Hit Frequency: The hit rate is how often a winning combination is hit in a pokie game.

Jackpot: The top win on a pokie.

Max Bet: The maximum amount of coins that can be played in a spin. The maximum payout can only be paid out if the maximum bet is placed before a winning spin.

Multi-Line: A pokie that offers more than one payline.

Multiplier: When players receive a multiplier, the winning line payout will be multiplied by the size of the multiplier.

Payline: A specific combination of symbols that create a win when a player has placed a wager on that line/combination.

Payout: The amount that is paid to a player when they win.

Payout Percentage: The percentage that a pokie machine plays out on average.

Pay Table: This table shows the amount that is paid out for various winning combinations and coin denominations. It is usually opened in a new window.

Progressive Jackpot: A jackpot that continues to grow until it is hit. Each time a player makes a wager and takes a spin, a percentage of that wager will go towards the progressive jackpot.

Reels: Virtual vertical barrels that rotate when spun.

Scatter: A combination of symbols that trigger other bonuses or special features during a pokie game.

Special Features (Bonus Features): Additional game features that offer additional options for players to win. These features help to make pokies unique.

Wilds: A wild symbol is a symbol seen on the reels that has been designated to help create additional winning combinations, much as a wild card or joker is used in card games.

Winning Combination: The combination of symbols that form a win.

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Opening an Account and Play for Real Money

Players who wish to play real money games at Mansion Casino Australia will need to open an account at the online casino. It is possible to play free games but in order to win real money, players need to first open a real money account. The process to open an account is designed to be quick and easy.

Players need to provide information such as their email address, name and physical address. Players will sign up as members of the online casino, and will be given log in details. Players should keep all passwords in a safe place. Players can play free games until they have chosen the best method to transfer funds to and from the online casino.

There are many choices available when it comes to transferring funds to and from the casino. Banking methods range from using credit and debit cards and bank transfers to a number of online banking choices. Players should choose the method that works best for their individual situation. After a real money transfer has been placed in the players online casino account, players can begin to place real money wagers on their favourite pokies. Players can also withdraw their winnings or leave them in their online casino accounts to make use of in their next gaming session at Mansion Casino Australia.

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