I review some of the most popular slot and pokies themes available at online casinos and tell you where you can play them as well!
What are online slot machines?
Do you love the thrill of pressing the button and watching the three or more reels spin and with any luck your symbols appear and you hit the jackpot?! Online slot machines or also known as pokies in Australia are just like the traditional machines that you would find in a casino where you insert your coins or notes into the slots, which, is also a nifty fact about where the name comes from. You can still have the same fun playing slot machines. Still, the main difference is that “online” means that you can be in the comfort of your own home. Or pretty much anywhere where you have internet access by signing up to an online casino, depositing money and then the hard part (well I think so) is choosing a slot machine theme to play! I have included a list below of the Top Five Australian Casinos for Slot Machine Games.
Where to play online slot machines for real money?
Online slot machines are a game found on online casinos. Slot machines usually account for 70% of gambling in casinos, so you will find hundreds of different online machine games for real money at each online casino. I don’t know about you, but I can be pretty decisive when I have too many choices, for example:
See also my top 10 online casinos.
I found it easy to be able to choose something that catches my attention pretty quicky! The best online casinos use Microgaming technology software which offers nicely animated and stunning graphics which are of exceptional quality – you have to check them out.
How to play online slot machines?
You can choose from a range of credit sizes. The majority of online slot machines have a minimum of 1 cent credit size to a maximum. The next thing to consider is credit lines as you can bet on multiple lines. The credit size and number of credit lines will determine your bet size. The general rule is the higher the bet, the most significant risk so higher the return and vice versa, lower the bet the lower the risk so lower the return. Online slot machines will also offer bonus features like free spins – which everyone loves and the option to gamble – double or nothing. You will need to match symbols from left to right and the more symbols you match – the more cash you have won – sounds fantastic right?
Free slot machines.
You can play slot machines for free at online casinos – yeah that’s right – free! All you have to do is:
- signup for an account and either play on your internet browser or
- download the casino software directly to your computer and
- choose your slot machine of choice.
You choose to ‘practice play’. It means that you can play and practice (duh!) with different slot machines, credit sizes and min/max bets as mentioned above. You can see if the slot machine has all the bonus features you like, i.e. offers free spins or has a gamble feature (hopefully you’re better at that than me). If you feel confident after you have been practising for a while, then you can then choose to play with real money and make your first deposit.
No Download slot machines.
There is no need to download the casino software to your computer. Online casinos offer you the ability to play directly from your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox). As long as you have Adobe or Macromedia flash installed on your computer (don’t worry, most people do although it may need updating to ensure you have the most recent version). The online flash version tends to have less choice of machines games to play, but all the popular ones are still available, and hey, fewer options isn’t a bad thing, all that matters is that they keep you entertained, are exciting, and you experience the joy of winning!