A Brief Guide to Online Pokies

September 20, 2016

There are hundreds of online pokies available online today and the main ones include classic pokies with 3 reels and 1 winning payline and also video pokies with 5 reels and multiple paylines or win ways. Some video pokies have 5 reels and 10 to 100 paylines and the pokies with the Wins Ways format (aka the All Ways Pays format) tend to have 5 reels and anywhere from 243 ways to win per spin up to 1,024 ways to win.

If you are playing on a video pokie, the best thing to do would be to play each spin with the full amount of paylines active and this means that you will never miss out on a line win when it occurs. Therefore if the pokie has 50 paylines, play each spin with the full 50 paylines active and this means that the minimum stake will be NZ$0.50 per spin. There’s generally no way that you can change the number of win ways that each spin is played with.

We also recommend adjusting your stake as soon as you launch a pokie to better suit your budget. You may launch a 25 paylined video pokie and the default value per spin may automatically be set to NZ$2.50. If you only have NZ$5.00 to play on the pokie it means that you would only get two spins. You could reduce the stake to NZ$0.25 coins per spin and this with give you at least 20 spins.

You can adjust the stake by using the player controls that are located beneath the reels and you will probably need to adjust the coin value and also the line bet value. If you launch the paytable you can see exactly how the individual paylines (or the win ways) stretch across the reels. This information is usually located towards the back of the paytable. The paytable will also tell you everything else you need to know about the game.

Some of the main symbols to keep an eye out for include the Wild Symbols, the Bonus Symbols and the Scatter Symbols and the main role of the Wild Symbol is the substitute all other symbols on the reels to help generate new line wins. The only symbols that they generally cannot substitute are the Scatter Symbols and the Bonus Symbols. Scatter Symbols can trigger the Free Spins Bonus and the bonus Symbols can trigger some fun second screen bonuses.

Some of the best online pokies to keep an eye out for when you next visit any of our top-rated NZ online casinos include Avalon II: The Quest for the Grail, Thunderstruck II, Game of Thrones, Bridesmaids, Break da Bank Again, Terminator 2, Mega Moolah, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Playboy, Jurassic Park, Hot as Hades, Break Away, Girls with Guns (I and II), Immortal Romance and Battlestar Galactica.

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