Why are online pokies so popular?
Initially online pokies were targeted specifically at female players yet their appeal has amassed a huge following amongst both sexes. Pokies are hugely popular casino games because of a variety of reasons. Firstly online pokies feature exciting bonus features like Free Spins, bonus rounds and gamble features giving you the opportunity to double or even triple your winnings.
How do I play an online pokie?
Simply register for a Platinum Play account if you do not have an account already. If you have not played on online pokies before, use the Practice Play option which allows you to play the game with Demo credits. Once you feel comfortable and would like to start winning real money credits, you can register for a Real Money account which also allows you to participate in all the exciting promotions that take place at the casino. Remember to take up your New Player Welcome Bonus once you have registered your account where you can receive up to $1,000 as well as 50 Free Spins.
Different types of online pokies
There are three main variations of pokies namely Arcade, Reel and Video pokies.
Reel pokies typically take the form of either 3 reel or 5 reel pokies and are named because of the amount of reels found in them. These classic pokies originate from the older, more traditional pokies and can easily be recognised from the cherry, number 7 and bar game symbols which are found in the game. Popular reel pokies at Platinum Play include:
- Fantastic 7s
- Break da Bank
- Gladiators Gold
- Cherry Red
- Totem Treasure
These pokies are based on the popular arcade games and feature a strong game element where you are required to complete an objective linked to the game’s overall theme in relations to any winnings you may acquire.
Arguably the most popular pokies around, video pokies are usually based on popular culture themes, movies or television programs. Some of the video pokies at Platinum Play include:
- Game of Thrones™ online slot
- Tomb Raider™
- Jurassic Park™ online slot
- The Twisted Circus
Look out for the Wild and Scatter symbols when playing on video pokies. When these symbols appear on your reels while playing, they usually trigger a bonus feature such as a Free Spins or bonus round. If you are deciding what games to play, select online pokies that provide a Free Spins feature. Most pokies with Free Spins feature usually triple any winnings made during your Free Spins – making these games more rewarding to play.