Pokies FAQ

Is it possible to play free pokies?

Yes, it is. All of our featured pokies offer a free-money edition (except for some of the progressive jackpot games). To play free online pokies, choose a casino from the featured list and set up a guest or free account. You are then all set to check out any game you want to for as long as you wish while in Free Mode.

What payback percentage do online pokies offer?

Internet casino operators seldom publish game-specific payback percentages. Instead, they publish a cumulative payout percentage based on all offered games. Based on research over the last several years, this aggregate payout figure averages out to roughly 97 percent. This percentage is substantially greater than that of most conventional pokies at physical gambling establishments.

Are the odds of winning in Real-Money mode the same as in Free Mode?

Yes they are. In fact, one of the requirements for inclusion in our featured list is equal odds for real-money and free-play mode. For this reason, you must have a live Internet connection to play even in free mode, since both types of games are linked to the same gaming server.

Is playing online pokies safe?

Yes. On-site security is of the highest possible level on all of our featured gaming sites. Each website listed utilizes the most recent encryption technologies to safeguard your personal and financial data.

Are online pokies fair?

Yes. Every one of our featured online pokies sites utilize reliable software vendors and have periodic independent audits of their payout schedules and games. TST and eCOGRA are just two of those independent auditing firms.

Can I review my gaming history?

Yes. Each one of our featured virtual casinos has a game history feature that allows any player to see the outcome of every spin that they have ever made. This special nodule is available only in the real money mode, however.

Are there any Mac-compatible pokies games online?

Download online casinos are not Mac-compatible unless explicitly stated otherwise. All featured casinos offer a Flash-based no-download game version that is Mac-compatible, however.

Is it possible to play pokies offline?

You must be on an active Internet connection to play, as software that interacts with a gaming server is required to play even Free Mode games.

Are those huge progressive pokies jackpots real?

Yes! You quite literally have the chance to win several million dollars from the palm of your hand or the privacy of your own home. As of this writing, the all-time highest jackpot payout stands at $6,374,434.000. A Microgaming Mega Moolah player won this tidy sum in 2009. Jackpots of this size are not won very often, but numerous smaller jackpots are paid out weekly.

How do progressive jackpot winners get their money?

Every progressive jackpot win is paid in the form of one lump sum, so if you hit a huge online pokies jackpot, you get all of your money straight away. This is in stark contrast to many of the larger land-based gaming establishments that pay multi-million-dollar jackpots out as installment payments over a long period of time.