Your Guide to Pokies

At Online Pokies you will find information based only on the facts so you can learn everything there is to know about pokies. We cover the history of slot machines in Australia and New Zealand as well as how they work, how to play, frequently asked questions and more.

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Poker Machine Information

There is a lot of misinformation and myths when it comes to poker machines. Our guides are based on the facts and cover everything you need to know if you're going to play offline or online.

How to Play Pokies

In terms of complexity, Aussie pokies are one of the simplest forms of gambling to learn. We take a look at one of the most common button layouts and show you what effect each of the buttons have.

How Pokies Really Work

There is a lot of misinformation found both online and offline about how the pokies actually work. We give you the real information, show you what's inside of every game and how the outcome of every spin is decided.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about pokies? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions section where we answer the most common questions players have about Australian poker machines.

The History of the Poker Machine

While there were slot machines in Australia as early as the 1900's it was not until 1956 when the government of NSW decided to legalize the one armed bandits for use exclusively in registered sporting clubs.

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Top NZ Online Pokie Games

Mega Moolah

  • Mega Moolah
  • Lines 25
  • Jackpot (In NZD) $2,001,553

Immortal Romance

  • Immortal Romance
  • Ways 243
  • Jackpot (Credits) 3,645,000

Jurassic Park

  • Jurassic Park
  • Ways 243
  • Jackpot (Credits) 1,900,000

Mega Fortune

  • Mega Fortune
  • Lines 25
  • Jackpot (In NZD) $1,736,598

Terminator 2

  • Terminator 2
  • Ways 243
  • Jackpot (Credits) 880,000

Wheel of Wishes

  • Wheel of Wishes
  • Lines 20
  • Jackpot (In NZD) $3,171,625

Pokies come in a wide variety of different line layouts, jackpot types and game themes. Check out the Most Popular Games and enjoy unlimited free play on all of the games. Try our our Game Finder if you're looking for a particular game or type of game.

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What are Pokies?

The word "pokies" is Australian slang for slot machines. They can be a range of different gaming machine types but today the most popular and widely found variety are five video reel, multi-line slot games all of which have a bonus game of some sort.

The most frequently seen bonus game is the chance to win free spins where wins are usually multiplied. The games also typically have a gamble feature where you can try to increase your winnings by selecting either red or black (Double) or the suits (Quadruple).

These Australian style machines have become very popular in casinos around the world and online due to the fact that they offer a much more entertaining experience compared to the older style spinning reel slot machines.

The biggest companies in the pub, club and casino markets in Australia and New Zealand are Aristocrat, IGT and Ainsworth. The main software providers online are Microgaming, Playtech and Net Entertainment with lots of new and impressive game titles to choose from.

Latest News and Updates

Cashless gaming machine trial in NSW

24th of May, 2021 (7News)

A Newcastle NSW club with be the first venue is NSW to trial completely cashless gaming in a move that may change how you play ...