Online Pokie Tips
When you attempt to launch an online pokie, one of the most important things you need to remember is to set your stake. Always check that the coin value and that the bet-per-line value is set to a comfortable amount. These values will give you an exact amount of how much you are about to spend per spin. Occasionally, the betting limits may be set to a higher limit than you can afford and quite often, players will jump straight in and hit spin without even checking how much they are spending per spin.
Before you know it, you could end up losing a huge chunk of you bankroll just because you didn’t set the stake properly. 99.9% of the time, the player controls are located directly beneath the reels. Take a few seconds just to familiarise yourself with these simple player controls and learn how to adjust your bet accordingly. If you have a few wins, you could increase your average stake per spin using these controls and likewise, if you incur a few losses, you could reduce your stake until you hit a winning streak again.
Remember that the more paylines the pokie has, the higher your average bet will be (based on playing with all of the the paylines active per spin). If the pokie has for example 100 winning paylines, you should always play with the full 100 paylines activated. Don’t play with 90 out of the 100 paylines because you generally need to play with the full amount to trigger a bonus round. It usually states this in the paytable or somewhere in the rules. The same is true when playing on almost every multilined pokie. So if it has 20 winning paylines, play with all 20 paylines active. If it has 25, play with 25 and so on.
If you are running low on funds but you want to play on a pokie, try to launch the ones with fewer winning paylines, or just stick to playing on the Classic Pokies. This allows you to stretch your bankroll a little bit further and it will therefore increase your playing time. You can generally play with 1, 2 or 3 coins per spin on most classic pokies, so if you can afford to, play with all three coins per spin. When a line win comes in, your prizes will be much larger than if you were playing with just one coin.
Most multilined pokies have special features such as ‘Autoplay’ or ‘Gamble’. It’s up to you whether you use them or not, but the Autoplay feature can be quite handy if you have plenty of cash to spend and if you plan on spending more than just five minutes on it. Most Autoplay features have additional settings that you can adjust to your preference. For example, you can generally set the autoplay feature to stop when a bonus feature has been triggered, or when you have spent/lost/won a certain amount of money.
The gamble feature is another way for players to try and increase their winnings even further. This usually becomes available after each line win from regular play. If you decide to try and gamble your winnings, you will need to click on this button after a win. Players are then presented with a face down card and normally you have to guess whether the face down card is red or black (to double up your winnings) or which suit it is (to quadruple your winnings). If you’re feeling lucky, this gamble feature is definitely worth selecting.