Invented by Charles Fey in 1887 the first slot machine got popularity with Australians in the early 1900's and it was abandoned by the law as gambling. With time passing by it was discovered to be a very profitable kind of business and free slot machines were legalized. What is more, in the mid 1980's the first released video slot games in Australia made a revolutionary development in the world of gambling. Since then, free slot machines could be seen everywhere in pubs, bars, entertainment centers. No wonder, online casino slots are becoming more and more popular nowadays.

The Australian Pokie's basics

There can be from 10 to 100 symbols per reel in Pokies. What is noticeable, each of the symbol placements has a different number. However, every reel contains larger number of lower paying symbols. After the "spin" button is pushed EPROM chooses 5 numbers and reels start spinning and select the combination of the numbers.

After the winning is considered the option, that offers to double the win, appears. A payout percentage being considered by the symbol positioning is 87% or higher. The most widespread percentage that can be found in Australia fluctuates from 90% to 93%.

Types of Pokies

In the enormous numbers of pokies, released to the public, were successful and those that were not popular with players. There can be highlighted 15 top Pokies that gained the popularity not only in Australia but through all over the world either.

  • Egyptian themed, with a 15 free games bonus Queen of the Nile, despite of being invented in 1997 is still popular with the gamblers.
  • Indian Dreaming differs from other pokies in that way that not lined up slot symbols win but on adjacent ones.
  • Released in 2002 King of the Nile offers to repeat the game, take the payout or chose a mystery prize.
  • Asian themed 5 Dragons has many ways to win.
  • More Chilli gives the opportunity to collect Chilli symbols with the aim to open additional sets of reels and wild symbols.
  • Lions is the first video slot which contains 50 lines.
  • lined Lucky 88 offers random bonus "You are Lucky".
  • Show Me the Money proposes 5 options of spins and multiplier. Also a mystery prize is in given in case wilds are on reels 1 and 5.
  • Super Bucks has mostly denominations of 50 or higher.
  • Africa themed Wild Ways has symbols of lions, zebras and elephants etc.
  • Where's the Gold gives the opportunity to win up to 20 extra games. Symbols collected during the bonus game turn into wilds.
  • Outback Australian themed Big Red is high denomination pokie.
  • Boxing themed Prize Fight has high denominations starting at $1.
  • Mr Cashman offers bonus games that contain extra spin, random reel spin, poker machine or twinkling prize.
  • Penguin Pays proposes bonus game which activates when an iceberg lands on reel one and a coin on drum five.