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Software Microgaming
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Software Microgaming
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Around the world, online pokies are known as online slot machines or online fruit machines. In New Zealand and Australia, most people refer to these games at pokies. Online pokies have been around since the mid-1990s and they come in all different shapes and sizes. For example, the main pokie categories at any online casino normally includes classic slots, video slots and fruit machines, plus there are several other unique pokies that fall into categories of their own, such as one called Max Damage and the Alien Attack. This is a Microgaming pokie which is actually classed as an arcade slot.

Online pokies can have anywhere from three reels up to in some cases as many as nine reels, but the majority of online pokies today usually have either three reels or five reels. The three reeled slots are the ones we tend to call Classic Slots and they are really easy to play. They can have anywhere from just one winning payline up to as many as nine winning paylines. Most classic slots don’t have a bonus round and all you need to do normally is set your stake (per spin) and then hit the spin button. Prizes are then usually paid out when three matching symbols line up along any of the active paylines.

Video Slots that have five or more reels tend to have a minimum of nine winning paylines, but they can have up to as many as 100 winning paylines. You can also find a growing number of online pokies that don’t have paylines as such, but they have 243 ‘ways’ to win per spin. These pokies therefore don’t allow you to alter how many paylines you would prefer to play with per spin, but this is proving to be a popular format with online gambling enthusiasts. Players are also treated to one or two bonus rounds on these particular pokies, some of which take place on the reels and some will take place away from the reels, on a second screen.

You should also notice that most video slots have special symbols which can help improve your wins. The most common of these symbols are Wild Symbols, Bonus Symbols and Scatter Symbols. A Wild symbol basically has the ability to replicate/substitute another symbol to generate a line win, which kind of like a mirror symbol or a joker. The Scatter Symbols generally have the ability to trigger a bonus round such as a free spins bonus round and normally three of these symbols appearing anywhere in view is enough to trigger the Free Spins round.

Three Bonus Symbols appearing is also usually a sufficient amount to trigger a bonus round. Sometimes these Scatter Symbols or Bonus Symbols may have to appear in a certain order though before a bonus game is triggered, but you can learn all about how each of these exotic symbols works by launching the game’s paytable. The paytable should also reveal the value of each symbol, plus the rules can generally be found here.

Online pokies can be found in every online casino today. The amount of pokies available at most casinos usually far outweighs the amount of other games that are available. For example, at least 50% (or more) of the games are quite often a mixture of different pokies. Online Pokies can be launched either instantly in your web browser or from within the downloadable version of that same casino. If you want to play for huge prizes, you can also now find hundreds of different Progressive Jackpot pokies which are connected to progressive jackpot networks.