It’s not uncommon for Australians to head down to the local pub and bet a tenner on the pokies to try to win real money. There’s a thrill that comes with placing a bet and winning double your money back (or even just winning in general). But did you know you can play real money pokies Australia online?

With Ignition Casino, you can play real money pokies Australia any time you want. And you’ll win real Australian dollars.

How To Play Real Money Online Pokies

Just like when you head to the pub or casino, you can win real money when you play online. You’re betting real Australian dollars, so it is only fair we give them back to you when you win. But if you’re in it solely to win it, you’re probably in the wrong place. With online pokies, as with general poker machines, there are no guarantees you’ll win. It’s all a matter of luck.

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First you need to know how to play the game. Online pokies on Ignition Casino have either three reels or five reels – this is the pictures you see on the screen when you place your bet. Three wheel games are basic and easier to play if you’re just starting out. Like other Aussie pokie machine games you’ve played, you have to collect matching symbols to win. If you win, you get real money, or you might win free spins – which gives you extra chances to increase the money in your pot! With three wheels, you generally have the paytable visible at all times. This lets you see how you’re tracking.

Five wheel games are the most popular – they have a better jackpot and payout percentage. The only difference is you have to win across five reels, rather than three, which can make the odds a lot harder. With these games, not only do you have to match the symbols, but there are often additional elements to the game’s story, such as a hidden gorilla who showers you in a rainbow of free spins if he pops up on your screen, or a striptease from Cleo!

You can also choose between standard pokies and progressive pokies. Standard pokies have a set jackpot rate that every player wins on the game. Progressive jackpots get higher every time someone plays the game. If you win on this, you could win anything … the highest progressive jackpot ever won on a game of pokies was just over $31 million. You won’t get that at your local pub!

Types of Online Pokies

Ignition Casino Online offers a large number of online pokies games and although it’s great to try as many as you can, there’s one brand that’s hitting the market with flare.

The pokies Aristocrat titles are the most popular in the Australian market, Aristocrat games date back to the 1950s. You’ll find them in every Australian casino, and now, in 2020, you’ll also find them online. Their games are a whole lot of fun to play and you’ll find a number of them available on our website. They have themes, sounds and symbols which are unique and designed with you, the player, in mind; they’re easy to play and generally have a higher return to player (RTP) percentage than other games.

One of the chains is the pokies lightning link series. This series was first released in 2015 and includes not only progressive jackpots, but also a Hold and Spin options that allow you to keep spinning until you either win, or run out of spins. Now, many pokies games have this as a bonus feature, so check the rules before playing if you want to test this out! 

Lightning Pokies: How To Win

The lightning link pokies is available as a real money pokies app as well as on your PC. It’s simple to use, accessible and has a variety of games and bonuses available. To win the grant jackpot, you need to land on all matching symbols. This varies depending on which game you’re playing. If you want to win, there’s no guarantee, but to increase your chances, we recommend the following:

  • Check the limits before you make a bet. 
  • Never play beyond your means.
  • Know the rules.
  • Practice on free games before you use real money.

1. Gold Rush Gus

Calling all Minecraft buffs! Grab your pickaxe and try your hand at some of our real money online pokies with Gold Rush Gus. Here you’ll find emeralds and diamonds galore. The best part? They can score you some serious payouts. 

The online gaming action really kicks off when you get two scatter key symbols on the first and third reels. This calls your little mole buddy from the underground, who will pop up with a treasure chest. Inside the chest, you could find instant win gems or you could be thrown into a minecart for a bonus game. Sweet little gift if you ask us!

If you do head to the minecart bonus game, here’s the lowdown on what to expect: you’ll roll up and down through the mine track, collecting coins as you go. When you enter a green booster area, you’ll want to click your screen to speed up. The faster you go, the higher your bonus payout!

But the real pièce de resistance in this online pokies game? The chest with a diamond. This bad boy will win you Ignition Casino’s Gold Rush Gus progressive jackpot. How much is it, you ask? Buckle in, mate, because this will blow your hat right off: at the time of this writing, the jackpot sits at a whopping $44,000!

2. Cyberpunk City

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must’ve heard about the release of Cyberpunk 2077. Well, we happen to think that it’s important to stick to a theme. That’s why, when it comes to online pokies, Cyberpunk City is one of our top picks. It’s got that same futuristic and cybernetic feel that’s absolutely unbeatable.

New to the world of real money online pokies? Check out our pokies basics to get your game started on the right foot. If you’re an online pokies master, though, get ready to dive headfirst into the fun. Keep your eyes peeled for the jacked cyborg (like, so jacked he’s impossible to miss) and for the one special symbol that can transform into a wild. That could be your ticket to some major real money payouts.

When you see the Cyber and Punk symbol on the right reels or the chick with the pink mohawk, though? Oh baby, those are when you’ll get the best wins. The Cyber and Punk symbol lands you free spins with a multiplier. The girl with the pink hair scores you a random progressive jackpot win. So, grab a seat, soak up the futuristic setting, and start raking in the chips in the real money online pokies game.

3. Fast & Sexy

We know an adrenaline junkie when we see one. That’s right, we’ve sussed you out, mate. That rush you get when you play a racing game? That thrill you feel when you watch the Fast & Furious movies? We get it – and we’ve got the game for you. Fast & Sexy is one of Ignition Casino’s favourite real money online pokies. The game features a turbocharged supercar that can satisfy anyone’s need for speed. Your reels are the spinning tires. As you power on, hot babes in racy ‘fits line the way, keen to help you celebrate your next big victory.

If you get three scattered Free Spins symbols, you’ll get extra spins (pretty obvious, but we had to say it). It also offers up a generous payout multiplier to bump up your bankroll. When you get three Bonus Game symbols, online gaming really starts to level up. In the bonus round, you choose between three exotic cars three times to land some sweet multipliers. These help you slide into a finish line payday that’ll excite both you and all the lovely ladies around you.

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4. Diamond Dragon

In the world of online gaming, some of us are a little more traditional. Nothing wrong with that. We don’t judge here. In fact, we cater to all kinds of players with our wide range of online pokies. So, if you’re interested in a more traditional RPG game, Diamond Dragon could be your new go-to. When it comes to real money online pokies, this one is top tier. Potions, maidens, warriors – you’ll find all of this and so much more on your journey in this game. Land three or more shiny halberd symbols and you’ll get free spins. Land three diamonds and enjoy a little online gaming bonus payday. With the coins you earn, you can stock up on all the gear you need to get the maidens and slay the dragons IRL.

5. Gods of Luxor

The last of our real money online pokies is Gods of Luxor. Discover ancient ruins as you search for the lost treasure of the Gods. Land three ankhs and you’ll plunge deep into the temple to unlock free spins and a golden multiplier. Head to the Wheel of the Gods and score up to a 7x multiplier to boost your winnings. Step aside, people, there’s about to be a new rich pharaoh up in these ruins. 

Are real money pokies Australia rigged?

There are always going to be people who tell you that playing online pokies is rigged – and you’re never going to win. But you know what? Remember that jackpot of over $31 million that was handed out in 2018? The person who won that wouldn’t say they are rigged. Nor would the second-highest payout winner from Canada who won AUD$22 million in 2019.

Pokies wins are determined from a computer that generates random numbers. The Random Number Generator is a piece of programming that generates completely random numbers over and over again. It works, not only for the pokies, but also for Keno and Bingo.

Choose a reputable company to play with, such as Ignition Casino, and we follow the rules. And it’s not just “rules”, it’s the law. For us to even operate in Australia, there are stringent checks from government authorities that ensure we’re working above board. So you can rest assured, you’re on the money!

Playing with Ignition Casino

Our online casino and real money pokies app allow you to enjoy your online gambling or mobile gaming experience as much as possible. We provide a high-quality gaming library with games of all types and genres. We offer a range of sign up bonuses, including no deposit bonus and free money. We also accept Bitcoin for playing, so you can deposit up to $2000 BTC with play credits. 

The best part about Ignition Casino is that you don’t have to leave your home. Stay tucked up in bed in winter, enjoy the cool comfort of your pool area in summer – and you can still get the casino experience. Best of all, you can still win real money!

Set your limits and come have some fun!