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How To Play Pokies
By Doctor Who Online

Millions of people worldwide enjoy playing pokies, and online casinos offer various games with varied genres, storylines and themes.

As we all lead busy lives, anything convenient is usually welcomed, including how we source our entertainment. Online gaming has become increasingly popular, and online casinos have thrived. If you are considering playing at online casinos, specifically online pokies, read below to become acquainted with the various games and find some useful tips on which pokies game suits your style the best.

Classic Pokies (or Three-Reel Pokies)
Classic pokies are considered the simplest type of online pokies. Traditionally known as one-armed bandits due to the lever used in physical machines to spin the reels, they were a crucial player in the rise of Las Vegas.

Classic pokies are perfect for first-time pokies players as they are easy to learn and play. You will win a designated jackpot when three similar symbols are landed on the reels. Although these games are easy to learn and play, one of the significant drawbacks of classic pokies is the low number of reels, which reduces the possible number of winning combinations.

Five Reel Pokies (or Video Pokies)
You will probably come across five-reel pokies as they are the most widely used today. Unlike the classic pokies games, five-reel pokies machines are digital, so they do not have mechanical levers or reels. To operate the machines, you simply press a button.

Five-reel pokies have great graphics and sound to accompany the game and are the forerunner of modern-day online pokies.

As an advancement of the classic pokies machine, they have more paylines, increasing your odds of winning. Games also last longer and typically have a higher jackpot on offer. Five-reel pokies will also have special features, such as bet multipliers which adds to the excitement of playing.

Six And Seven-Reel Pokies
These pokies machines challenged the norm of traditional reels, although they follow the same grid structure as the five-reel pokies (6x3 and 7x3 setups).

What is different with six and seven-reel pokies machines is that players can enjoy longer single sessions as there are more reels. Games can become very exciting if you combine a six or seven-reel slot with the special features of a five-reel slot (wilds, scatters, multipliers or re-spins).

Progressive Pokies
Although it is difficult to hit the big jackpot when playing progressive pokies, some lucky players have won life-changing amounts of cash. Progressive pokies do not have a fixed jackpot. Instead, a small percentage of each bet goes towards the jackpot. Considering that thousands of players could be playing the game worldwide simultaneously, you can see how the pot can increase.

Online progressive pokies machines are usually linked to a network, which means they all contribute to a single progressive jackpot. Once the prize has been won, the pot will revert to a seed amount (usually in the thousands). Although the chances of winning are remote, they are still better than winning a national lottery, and the games are thrilling to play with such big jackpot prizes up for grabs.

Interactive Pokies
With multi-pay lines and multi-reels, interactive slots have a different format from most other online pokies.

Interactive pokies enable players to create their expanding storyline by allowing the spinning of different reel combinations or participating in a game-advancing adventure via the reels.

Online interactive pokies contain bonus stages where you can play in a mini-game that provides a way to increase your winning further.

Virtual Reality (VR) Pokies
Today there are many VR betting experiences supplied by Oculus Rift, Razer, OSVR, Sony PlayStation, Samsung Gear VR and other suppliers.

When playing VR pokies, you can expect to be immersed in the virtual environment and have a realistic experience that mirrors what you would find on a physical casino floor.

Remember, in the end, it is all down to personal choice, so the next time you contemplate playing an online poker game, think about the different types to choose from and which would suit your personality and style the best.

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Page Updated: 8/12/2022

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