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When it comes to casino games, few are as popular with Australian players as pokies – in fact, playing pokies is practically a national pastime. Known elsewhere in the world as slots, the popularity of pokies is easy to understand. It’s a game that doesn’t require an enormous amount of skill, is easy to understand, simple to play, loads of fun, and potentially very rewarding too.

Brief History

historyThe first slot machines made their appearance in Australia in the early 1900s. For the next couple of decades the machines went through minimal changes – they all had three reels and relatively small jackpots, with interaction limited to simply pulling down the handle and waiting for the reels to stop. By the 1980s however, video slots / pokies were introduced – these had five reels and different amounts of paylines, plus they offered extra ways for players to win in the form of gamble options and free spins.

The name “pokies” appears to have been derived from the time when slot machines and video poker machines were found in pubs and clubs and came to be collectively referred to as poker machines, which in turn was shortened to pokies.

Online Pokies

pokiesWith the explosion of the Internet in the early 1990s and the creation of the first ever online casino, it wasn’t long before the online version of slots was taking the world by storm. Now instead of going to a land-based casino or the local pub, players could simply play from the comfort of their own home on their PCs and laptops. From there followed the mobile revolution – players could now play on their tablets and smartphones from anywhere in the world. With these advancements came the continuing evolution of games – they were now even more interactive with immersive sound effects and feature-rich 3D graphics and animation. Furthermore, they included different variations ranging from classic pokies and video pokies to fruit machines, pokies and 3D pokies.

The paylines also increased from 5 to 25 and more. Some pokies games did away with paylines completely – these became known as 243 ways-to-win games: if any combo of symbols is in the correct order from left to right, then the game will pay out. Plus, modern slots machines feature an incredible array of bonus features, special wild symbols, free spins and more. Produced by some of the leading casino providers in the world,  games just keep getting better and better, with constantly improving visuals, audio, game play, and navigation.

They also encompass all kinds of themes from sport and adventure to romance, ancient civilizations, and more, thus catering to all types of players. As for payouts, some pokies games are more rewarding than others – the progressive jackpot games for example include jackpots that start at a guaranteed million, which then increases every time a player places a bet and plays: this will continue until someone wins the full amount. Other games might deliver smaller wins, but they’ll likely do it on a more regular basis.

Smart TV Casino Gaming – Friends and Live Dealers

Smart TV’s are used for a lot of things. You can watch movies, use them as a second screen, and they great for playing casino games. With choices like roulette, slots, poker, blackjack and more, you never get a dull moment. I don’t know if you know, but there are a couple of big companies behind making these games, and they are really amazing for a “home version”. Smart Gaming is one of the companies behind a wide range of live casino games.

OFCOM is the software provider they use, and most of the casino games you can stream on your TV comes from them. Another company is Smart Live Casino, base in Brittain. They do live to stream in real time, so you can actually be in a Casino at home with other people. That’s not a game anymore. It’s pretty nifty because you ca get slots, blackjack, baccarat, or roulette sitting on your couch! Smart TV Broadcasting Ltd is another UK “big dog”, beginning transmissions as far back as 2007, and are now broadcasting on Freeview (Channel 22) and Sky (Channel 863). They offer blackjack and roulette with live dealers on Smart Live Casino, as well as sportsbooks and slots.There is more gambling on the TV and website in off hours that has a big wheel, but the real action is in the virtual games!

Casino Games You Will Find on Smart TV

Live Roulette – With the design of this game, it feels and looks as if you are in a real casino!
It has a huge European wheel and spins every 2 minutes. It’s even compatible with your IOS devices.

3D Slots – Lots of slots apps for the Smart TV, but is you want some real game, with fat prizes and REAL money, check out the Smart Live Casino website, where you will have more options, and play for real! They have an app for it as well, but all you have to do on the website is the jump in the betting section, and there are sixteen sports to bet on.

Live Blackjack – Live blackjack has a feature that some believe to be even better than real live casinos. That is every dealt hand, the player can choose what style he is playing in, while others play what they want.

Social Gaming with Your Smart TV

Jasper SmithFor a lot of people, social gaming will allow you access to PlayJam games. This is the most fun to a lot of people, because you can play with friends, and invite them and socialize while you have fun. Games are predicted to become more and more interactive, and Playjam signed a deal with Samsung, to bring their games on board for people to have access to via Smart TV. This will be perfect with the Samsung Smart TV’s are remarkable anyway, adding hundreds of games at the touch of a button is just what we are waiting for. People get bored just sitting around. PlayJam on their own wasn’t lacking in the least, to tell the truth, because you can already get on social games via their leaderboards, and cross-network tourneys.They even take virtual currencies! PlayJam’s CEO Jasper Smith seems to believe that social gaming will pass up the popularity of even facebook one day, and we can relate, because honestly, there’s more to do! PLayJam set out to provide the best gaming experience possible, and actually allow game developers to design games right on their website!

Facebook can’t be far behind because honestly, it’s everyone’s favorite hangout. Why should they be lacking? Then it will pay them too, so they can’t be far off at all. Most people are figuring out that the safest and most practical way to play games is online. You can just focus better in your own home, and by the same token, gambling is better from home too. Happy Gaming!

Slot Games

Lasamericasfilms has picked 2 TV slot and they are ready to update to the movies. With companies such as Marvel and DC there are many movies themes to choose from. These top movies have been exciting games.

Gladiator

gladiatorThis film was made for great gameplay. There are high quality scenes from the movie as well as some great visuals. Decimus Meridius is brought to life in this game (basta site). This game features the Colosseum bonus which is interactive. A player will get to pick stone tile can unlocked free spins, scatter symbols, and multipliers.

This slot machine game has been around for years and is still a favorite among players. It has some outstanding graphics and some great bonuses. This slot was able to successful take a movie and turn it into an exciting game.

Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3

im2Marvel has been turning its characters into a number of products. They have started the comic book heroes with the Iron Man movies and Tony Stark is now a household name.

The sequels of this movie have been turned into slot games. Iron Man 2 has joined with the War Machine, the Black Window, and Whiplash to make some exciting symbols for the game.

im3Iron Man 3 does not have the familiar faces but has been replaced with characters from this movie. The icons in this game include the suit of armor that Iron Man wears, War Machine, and the Iron Patriot. There are a number of bad guys from the film that have been included in this game. This game follow the theme of Iron Man. Players like this game because they have some choice when they hit the specials. A player can choose which bonus game they would like to play based on the suits of armor that they receive. This keeps the game interesting and exciting.