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Best Rated Online Pokies

Best Rated Online Pokies

Play award-winning slot machines, or pokie machines as they are better known, on the Internet at the House of Jack Online Casino. Online pokies have a wide-spread history. Their humble beginning starts off as one-armed-bandits and has evolved into online versions that are rich with eye-catching graphics and features. When you play pokies online with Jack, you will be presented with hundreds of the highest quality pokie games you can enjoy on the web.

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History of Pokies

The very first slot machine was invented by the American Charles Fey. His slot went by the name of Liberty Bell. This one-armed bandit machine worked by players inserting a coin into the slot and pulling the lever located on the side of the machine. The classical Liberty Bell featured three reels with playing cards as the symbols. The jackpot symbol was depicted by the liberty bell, hence the name of the pokie machine. This casino game caught on like a wildfire and set the stage for something sensational within the casino industry.

In 1902, many U.S states banned pokie machines. However, this did not stop gamblers from spinning the reels or developers from introducing new versions. It was not long before; the playing card symbols were changed to candy and fruit symbols. These symbols also depicted the prizes up for grabs. For instance, if players lined up three chewing gum packets on the single payline, they would win a packet of chewing gum. With the gambling ban laws in place at the time, this way players could still enjoy the exhilarating experience of the reels spinning. Soon after, pokie machines became known as fruit machines because of the fruit symbols is possessed.

These mechanical fruit machines remained relatively the same for quite some time. It was suggested that by players pulling the levers, it gave them a sense of control. However, this all changed in the 1960's with the introduction of the first electro-mechanical slot machine.

This is where traditional technology met modern technology. The most well-known of these electro-mechanical machines was the Money Honey pokie. These electromechanical slots began to become more and more computerised. In conjunction with each new advancement introduced, the popularity of the casino game is just flourishing.

In the 1990's the first ever online casinos were introduced and this changed the way casino games were experienced. Online casinos adopted slot machines as the main casino game on offer. Online pokies meant players could experience same thrilling emotions of spinning a slot machine for fantastic wins directly from the comfort of their living room. Online slots also gave a new dimension to pokies regarding the graphics and sound effects. Since the first ever online pokie up to today, the graphics and sound effects have become more and more life-like, making online pokies an attractive choice for any web-based gambler. Online pokies have also given more opportunities to the game in terms of the number of reels, paylines, and jackpot prizes. At the House of Jack, there is no doubt you will find one that has you enchanted from the very first spin!

Types of Pokie Machines

Classic 3-Reel Pokies

Three reel pokies were the first pokie machines to be invented. These games commonly feature fruit as symbols. Their simplicity and lucrative rewards have made their way into the hearts of many gamblers. Symbols that players will come across in these pokies include; Cherries, Lemons, Oranges, and Watermelons. Classic online pokies also come with either one payline, three paylines, or five paylines.

Modern 5-Reel Pokies

Five reel pokies takes this casino game to the next level! These pokies feature astronomical payouts with exceptional features and bonuses that will make these pokies worth every spin. Let's not forget to mention the mind-blowing 3D graphics that will make you feel like you are sitting in your favourite Las Vegas Strip casino. Paylines players will find associated with 5-reel pokies include; five lines, 15 lines, 20 lines, 25 lines, 30 lines, 40 lines, 50 lines, 100 lines, 243 ways, 720 ways, and 1024 ways.

Progressive Jackpots

Progressive jackpots have the potential to change your life as you know it. These jackpots can reach millions of AU$. With progressive jackpot pokies, when the jackpot is won, it will automatically reset to a predetermined value. The jackpot increases by a small amount with each wager placed on it. However, the trick with these jackpots is that you have to wager the maximum amount in order to be eligible to claim the full progressive jackpot.

Pokie Machine FAQs

How do I wager on a slot machine?

To wager on a pokie machine online, you will firstly need to make a real money deposit. Once you have real money credits available, you will be able to navigate your way to any of our top-rated slot games to start spinning away. You will place your wager by selecting the bet button on your screen and then selecting spin. You will then wait anxiously to see if fortune is on your side.

How does the scatter symbol work?

The scatter symbol is commonly found in five reel pokie games. However, there may be instances where they are present in three reel pokies. The role of these symbols is to award bonus payouts when you land a certain amount of them.

Is the outcome of slot machines fair and random?

With online pokies, they most certainly are. This is because a random number generator (RNG) program is installed into every slot game. This program will ensure the outcome is completely fair and random. It also makes it 100% possible to land two consecutive jackpots.

Can I play slots for free?

Without a doubt, you will be able to. Jack likes to make sure you are well looked after in his house. That is why he has made sure you can try out your favourite pokie game for free before spending any real money on it.

What type of bonus features are available?

When playing slots with Jack, he has ensured you will get the very best pokie game bonuses. These include; free spins, multiplier rewards, scatter symbols, wild symbols, and bonus payouts.

Pokie Machine Glossary

Action: The total amount of time a player spends playing pokies.

Bet Max: Betting the maximum amount possible on the pokie machine.

Bonus feature: these are features associated with pokie games that will give players more winning opportunities.

Certified pokies: These pokie machines have been verified with the payout percentage they advertise.

Fixed Jackpot: These are pokie machines that carry a jackpot of a set amount.

Gamble Feature: This is a type of gamble feature that gives players the opportunity to double or quadruple their money after each win.

Hits: This is another term for a spin.

Payline: This is the line(s) appearing on the game screen in which players will need to matching symbols on to win a payout.

Re-spin: This is a type of bonus feature that allows players to hold some reels, while they re-spin others in order to try to score an even greater payout. Re-spin features do come with an additional bet.

Symbols: This is the individual icons spinning the reels. These symbols will need to match up from left to right on an active payline to receive the relevant payout.