The popularity of online casinos is attributed to their convenience. You can amuse yourself at any time without worrying about imminent shoot outs and other displeasures that are associated with traditional casinos. Australian pokies are available at most online casinos and seemingly enthrall everyone from beginners to veteran casino goers. So, what are the basics?

First, you should understand that pokies are a game of chance. Chance does not sound so good but that is where the fun is. Unlike other games like poker which needs you to train on strategies, with pokies, you just need to spin and see if you were lucky. If you have never played before, consider playing a free online pokies game.

Most casinos have free pokies which are meant to entice new players. With these, you do not need to register or make a deposit. However, if it proves fun to you spinning free pokies, you will soon begin yearning to play for real money. If you want to get paid, you should know that Australian pokies come in three varieties. As is obvious, the stakes are not uniform across the three.

Classic pokies

This type has three reels and not so complex symbols which could be bars, cherries and many more.

Video pokies

Video pokies have five reels and many play lines and therefore a bigger winning room. Sometimes you will hear people referring to them as 5 reel pokies because of the way they are built.

Progressive pokiesĀ 

The interesting feature about progressive pokies is that every time a player spins them, a portion of their bets count towards a massive jackpot. These jackpots could be worth as much as two million and greater and they do not reset until they have been won. Progressive pokies are recommended for people who want the big money. Some good examples are Mega Moolah and The Dark Knight.



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