Tips for Playing Online Pokies

September 25, 2014

If you have never played on an online pokie before, there’s really nothing to worry about. You can actually play on these games in the free play demo mode prior to launching them in the real money mode. This is the case at most of today’s Australian online casinos anyway. When you sign up to a Microgaming or Playtech casino for example, you generally get to play on 99.9% of their games in the free play mode or in the real money mode.

The best thing to do when playing on any online pokie for the very first time would be to give it a test drive in this useful free play mode. You will be given X amount of fun dollars to use, but even when these free casino chips run out, they will either top up automatically or you can head to the fun cashier section and then top them up yourself.

You can also then head straight to the paytable when you launch a new pokie for the first time and this will explain everything you need to know about the game. The paytable generally explains what specific function certain special symbols can perform (such as Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols and Bonus Symbols), plus it will also reveal how much each symbol is worth, how the paylines stretch across the reels and any other relevant information about the pokie.

When you do launch any online pokie, be sure to set the coin value and the bet-per-line value before starting. In other words, check how much you are spending per spin before you actually take a spin. Sometimes the stake is NOT set to the minimum amount and this can quickly eat away at your balance if you haven’t checked how much you are spending per spin.

The player controls are usually always located beneath the reels and the buttons are generally the same on whichever pokie you are playing on. For example, you can expect to find a Spin Button, Auto Spin Button, Coin Value and Bet-Per-Line Value Button, as well as perhaps a Gamble/Double Up Button and a Payline Button. ALWAYS play with the full amount of paylines active. So if it has 25 winning paylines, play each spin with 25 paylines active, and so on.

Some of the best Microgaming pokies worth checking out today include Jurassic Park, Immortal Romance, Terminator 2, Avalon 2, Thunderstruck 2, Playboy, Tomb Raider 2, Hitman, Mega Moolah, High Society and Girls with Guns 2. Some of the best Playtech pokies worth checking out include Iron Man 3, The Three Musketeer’s, Sherlock Mystery, The Avengers, Fortune Hill, Gladiator Jackpot, The Sopranos, The Mummy, Pink Panther and King Kong.

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