In Australia, the number of poker machines varies from region to region. New South Wales has the most amount of pokies in the country with over 102 000 total (76 000 in clubs, 24 000 in hotels and 1500 in casinos). Queensland has approximately 39 000 (19 000 in clubs, 17 000 in hotels and 3000 in casinos) while Victoria has about 29 000 (13 000 in clubs and hotels and 2500 in casinos).
Reel Time Gaming’s initial focus was on developing cabinet pokies for the players who prefer to go out and play on machines, but more recently they have established a significant presence in the e-gaming market. Over 100 titles have been developed and distributed, not just via online casino sites, but also installed in land based gaming cabinets stationed in a number of casinos. These cabinets are high tech real life pokie machines, with dual 22 inch screens with touchscreen technology and HD graphics, and they are available in multiple languages for sale to casinos around the world. With Reel Time Gaming’s “Game Rings” packages, cabinets come loaded with a series of 10 games, so casinos can select which games they want their pokie machines to play. While the game rings aren’t applicable to the online market, the concept promotes freshness and variety for bricks and mortar establishments, giving their customers a greater choice of pokies to play. With over a dozen game rings to choose from, and with several of the games appearing on more than one ring, the mix-and-match choice has made Reel Time Gaming a strong player in the land-based market.
Although this pokie is somewhat classic in style, there are some added bonus features that are designed to give you a boost. The mysterious symbol covered in hieroglyphics is the game’s wild and can stand in for all other symbols to complete a winning payline. Lining up 5 of these wilds at a time can also see you claim a generous 200x your stake win.
I travel quite a bit with my job, and that requires me to be in constant contact with my office. With that in mind, I picked up a really cool Smartphone so that I could call, text and e-mail, but now a simple scan of the QR code on the Royal Vegas has a number of my favourite games, right at my fingertips. Friends and family started complaining that I was ignoring their calls, but that progressive jackpot had my name on it, and I was determined to win it.
Each side won one match, lose one match and the pair drew a contest in their three meetings this season. The Reds’ 2-1 shock win at Etihad Stadium in December was despite them having less than 40 per cent possession.
The popular Batman slots based on the TV show from the 60s featuring Adam West are all made available, such as Batman & Catwoman Cash, Batman & The Joker Jewels and Batman & The Riddler Riches among others. In case you can’t enjoy online gaming without NetEnt’s games, you can play them as well, including the attractive Mega Fortune, Jack & the Beanstalk, the unique EggOMatic and many others!
Keep an eye on the time and the Sunset scatter symbols as getting three or more triggers 15 free games. During the free games the expanding wild feature can occur on reels 2, 3 and 4 which means you can get the jackpot on up to three lines during the free games.
Global Glamour ($7) is a dual Group 1 winner and is one of two runners for Waterhouse/Bott. The filly’s two G1 majors have come against her own sex in the Flight Stakes and Thousand Guineas (both over a mile) and she heads into Saturday after not getting a clear run down the straight last start behind Kinsachi. She’s drawn barrier 21 while stablemate Arbeitsam ($17) – an impressive BM70 winner at Canterbury last start – has drawn eight.
You can enter into battle with the Samurai Princess in this highly publicised game on your laptop, PC, tablet, mobile phone or iPad. The stunning graphics depict a background of an ancient village with the accompanying Samurai music setting a perfect scene for the battle. That’s if you get around to it - the Princess will try everything she can to make sure that you aren’t victorious!
Stickers is an online pokie from Net Ent that offers up fun gameplay and generous bonuses. Net Entertainment has done a great job of reinventing the classic fruit machine in a way that will be fun and exciting for a more modern gaming audience.
Blueprint has a mix of original games and games based on well-known entertainment brands. The latter include slot machine titles like the mobile-game based Plants vs Zombies, Happy Days (featuring Fonzie!) and another game-based title Bejeweled Cascade.
The RTP (return to player) of Da Hong Bao is 97.01%. This refers to the amount of money that is paid out on average per $100 wagered. It is a medium volatility game so you can expect to hit moderate-sized prizes fairly often.
Aladdin’s Wishes is based on the very popular and acclaimed tale of Aladdin and the Genie. This game can truly grant your wishes with its special features, and RTG have made sure you have proper immersion thanks to the fitting sound effects and graphical theme of this slot.
Next up is the scatter symbol, appropriately played by a tennis ball. If you hit two or more of these symbols anywhere on the screen, you’ll win a prize equal to a multiple of the total amount you bet on that spin. These start as pretty modest prizes, as hitting two or three scatters will earn you 2x or 3x your spin cost respectively. But if you can fill the screen with five tennis balls, you’ll win a massive 500 times your initial bet!
In the United Kingdom, the gaming industry is currently in a battle over gaming machines similar to the pokie debate here in Australia. Members of the general public are working hard to reduce the potential harm that gaming machines can cause. This week, 92 local councils have petitioned the government reduce the maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2.