Classic Pokies at Australian Online Casinos
When pokie machines were introduced in land casinos they were electro mechanical devices with three sets of reels. Classic pokies at Australian online casinos reproduce the enjoyment of playing on these early machines from the comfort of your home. They have three sets of reels like the originals and from 1 to 5 paylines. The early pokie machines used a standard set of symbols. Classic online pokies also draw from those symbols. The symbols are mainly fruit symbols like cherries, oranges, lemons and melons. Other symbols used include bells, stars, sevens and bars. Some classic pokies use a few thematic symbols as the highest paying ones. More symbols pay only when they appear in all three reels on a payline. But some special symbols can also pay when they appear on the first reel or the first two reels.
Wagering On Classic Pokies
While wagering on classic pokies you will have to select the coin denomination and the number of coins. The number of coins is usually to be selected from one, two and three. Different payout tables are displayed for different number of coins. The highest payout for three coins is usually a jackpot payout, which is more than three times the payout for a single coin. If the classic pokie offers a progressive jackpot or a bonus game, then activating such a feature requires a wager of three coins. Therefore it makes sense to wager on classic pokies with three coins. You can adjust your total wager per spin by choosing an appropriate coin denomination.
Special Classic Pokies
The best Australian online casinos offer some special types of classic pokies. One of these is known as pub fruity or fruit machine. These have some more features than the regular classic pokies and therefore provide more excitement. The Nudge feature permits you to turn the reel by one slot. The Hold feature permits you to keep one reel fixed while spinning the other ones again. These features are not available all the time, but are triggered randomly. When they are triggered you have an extra chance of winning payouts. Other more exciting characteristics of the fruit machine include Cash Ladder and Feature Board.
The other special classic pokie at Australian online casinos is similar to a multi hand card game. There are a number of reels sets on the screen. You place the wager on each one of them and then they all spin simultaneously. When the reel sets come to rest, each pays out according to the same payout table.