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Pokie Machines

Pokie machines continue to be one of the most popular forms of gambling entertainment around the world and are particular popular around Australia, Las Vegas and the new mega Chinese casinos.  Travel around the major cities throughout Australia and you would be hard pressed not to encounter Australian pokie machines which in fact is the Aussie slang term used for slot machines.  Many believe this was derived from the act of poking the machine with your finger.

Early History

Pokies Machine Founder Ainsworth

In 1953 the very first pokie machine Clubman was developed by the pioneer of slot machines in Australia Len Aisnworth and his company Aristocrat.  When the NSW government opened up legislation to allow slot machines and gambling with money the popularity and range of games exploded.   Over the years the machines changed from being handle pull operated to more sophisticated video and computer controlled.  This changed the history of gambling in Australia forever and introduced Aussies to pokies.  Through his company Aristocrat, Len Ainsworth built a massive empire selling his machines all throughout Australia and the world including the UK, USA and Asia.  These days most slot machines are touch screen operated, note fed and have linked progressive jackpots, interactive features and mini bonuses.

Popular Australian Pokies

Pokie Machines

There are a number of Australian pokie machines that have stood the test of time in Australia and continue to be enjoyed many decades after their original release date, almost developing a cult status.  Most of the very popular slots have been introduced by Aristocrat from Queen of the Nile, 50 Lions, Mr Cashman, Geisha, 5 Dragons and Wheres the Gold.  Probably the most exciting part of playing these games are their bonus features which come in the form of free spins, bonus picks and jackpots.  Free spins along with magical themes, elusive graphics and catchy sound effects create an addictive pokie machine.  Decades of growth in popularity have lead to rows and rows of pokies available to play at the top casinos around the world.  In fact they are not limited to casinos, pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, hotels in Australia can license the many games available.

Future Growth Online


Countries all around the world have different laws and regulations when it comes to online gambling.  Countries like the US strictly prohibit online casinos, however countries around Europe have a more liberalized approach allowing many forms of gambling online.  Countries like Australia and New Zealand allow players to enjoy the many online pokies offered by offshore companies, however do not allow companies within their countries to provide pokie machines over the internet.  However there are constant changes in regulations providing that over time it will be inevitable that more and more betting games will be played online.  Major developers like Aristocrat, Microgaming and Playtech manufacture and distribute a massive range of slots online through online casinos.  The games on offer are simply amazing and much like the traditional games spun over 5 reels, ranging in paylines.  Below are some of the latest Australian pokies that can be played for free with no download required..

 

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Emperor of the Sea

Play the Emporer of the Seas online pokies at any one of our respected online casinos with bonus. They offer free pokies games or real money gaming.

Jungle Jim El Dorado

Jungle Jim El Dorado is an action adventure pokies game with 25 paylines, rolling reels and high paying free spins bonus. Play the free game online, no money or download required.

Lucky Twins

Play the Chinese themed Lucky Twins online pokies free. With Asian inspired symbols, play with real money at the best Australian casinos online.

Happy Holidays Pokies Online

Happy Holidays

Enjoy the Happy Holidays Pokies this Christmas with 243 ways to win, 2 bonus features and symbols including Santa. Play over 500 of the best pokies free, no download required.

Basketball Star

Play the Basketball Star pokies for free or real money. Collect a bonus in Australian dollars to play the pokies online.

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