Whilst it might seem that online blackjack and roulette are the heavy hitters at luckynuggetcasino.com, it’s the jackpot pokies that turn our players crazy; they simply can’t get enough of the huge progressive jackpots that we have on offer. Unfortunately, if you’re one of the few that aren’t all too familiar with pokies, or you struggle playing the games, then you’re missing out big-time!
Here at Australia’s hotspot for online gaming, we don’t think that’s all too fair. So, from the goodness of our hearts, we’ve decided to fill you in on everything you need to know about jackpot pokies, or as the rest of the world calls them, slots.
If you can’t tell the difference between a progressive and a regular slot, if wild symbols turn you wild or if scatter symbols make you scatty, read onwards for enlightenment – you won’t regret it!
What are online pokies?
Online pokies, or online slots, are random games of chance where the stakes are generally small, but the rewards are often quite high. Pokies are made up of a play button, a central window called the reels, where symbols appear in random combinations, paylines, where symbols must land to activate prizes, and a pay-table, which highlights the combinations of symbols you need to strike the bigger prizes.
Pokies require little to no skill and generally require the player to push a single button to activate the bet. The player will insert a coin, push the button and a random variety of symbols will appear on the reels. If the player wins a prize it will be highlighted on the screen.
Some symbols, such as the wild symbol, can take the place of any, or most, symbols in the game. Scatter symbols do not have to appear in combinations and can appear anywhere on the screen.
There are many varieties of online pokies; video pokies, pub-style pokies and classic pokies. Lucky Nugget Casino has a comprehensive range of pokies in all varieties of style.
Lucky Nugget’s Online Pokies
Lucky Nugget’s collection of online pokies is second to none. We specialise in Microgaming pokies, which are renowned as the best in the industry. We host some of the most popular games on the market such as Thunderstruck II and Mega Moolah.
Let’s take a look at some of our most popular slots in detail:
Thunderstruck II is a modernised version of the original Thunderstruck pokie. The opening scene contains lightning and thunder and Norse Gods Valkyrie, Loki, Odin and Thor, which are central to the theme of this pokie. The Thunderstruck II symbol is wild and Thor’s hammer is the scatter symbol. Typically, this slot contains ace to 9 symbols and appear to be crafted from rough stone. This very popular game is beautifully crafted and should not be missed.
- 243 paylines
- The Great Hall of Spins feature
- The Wildstorm feature
Thunderstruck II is a 243 ways to win pokie. This means that paylines are irrelevant as all symbols act as scatter symbols. The minimum bet denomination is 0.01 all the way to 0.25, with the maximum bet being 10 coins.
Trigger three or more of Thor’s Hammer and you’ll initiate The Great Hall of Spins Feature. As you continue to trigger this feature, the higher your rewards will be.
- 1 – 4 times: Valkyrie game – 10 free spins at 5x multiplier
- 5 – 9 times: Loki game – 15 free spins with Wild Magic feature
- 10 – 14 times: Odin game – 20 free spins with the Raven feature
- 15 – 20 times: 25 free spins with the Rolling Reels feature
The Wildstorm Feature is a spontaneous feature which randomly locks reels wild; this allows the player to trigger multiple wins which otherwise would not be possible.
To find out more about Thunderstruck II read our review here.
Mega Moolah is regarded as the most well-known jackpot progressive pokie, which has earned its title as the ‘millionaire maker’, boasting jackpots of up to $7 million AUD. Themed around the African safari, it contains zebras, giraffes, antelopes and, of course, the lion, who is the mascot for this safari-themed slot. The lion also features as the wild symbol, whilst the monkey features as the scatter symbol, triggering the bonus game.
- Four humongous jackpots
- Free spins bonus game
- Easy to play
Mega Moolah contains 25 paylines with 5 reels. Essentially, it’s your typical Vegas-style pokie machine. The minimum wager starts at 0.01 coins with the maximum bet being 6.25 coins. With such low bets you have more opportunity to trigger the jackpot!
There are four jackpots in this game – the mini, minor, major and mega jackpot. The jackpot is triggered randomly. To win either one of the jackpots you have to spin a wheel, with each section alternating in prizes. Trigger the mega jackpot and take home a guaranteed $1 million AUD (that’s the minimum win).
Mega Moolah is part of a network of slot games that build one concurrent jackpot, which is shared between four other slots games such as Batman: The Dark Knight and Lord of the Rings. This means the jackpot is prone to building up extremely quickly; it also means the jackpot is often won since the jackpot is triggered randomly, so time is precious when it comes to this slot.
We’ve already covered this game so if you want to find out more check out our review here.
Avalon II: Quest for the Grail
When it comes to online pokies this game is one of the best. Avalon II: Quest for the Grail utilises modern graphics to create an immersive experience. This game is another 243 ways to win slot, which means all symbols are scatter symbols. With an awe-inspiring soundtrack, this slot is insanely immersive.
- 243 ways to win
- Nine amazing bonus games
- 120,000 coin jackpot
The bonus games are the big seller for this slot with nine mesmerising games ready to be played. The bonus games act as the pokie’s narrative, with each game leading up to the final bonus and jackpot winning game, the Isle of Avalon. As you progress through the games you reforge Excalibur at the Lake of Legends and fight the Black Knight in the Hall of Shadows; anybody who love Arthurian legend will adore this game.
Take a look at our extended review of Avalon II here.
Mermaids Millions has been around for what seems like decades. Although old, it has remained popular with the old-school pokies player. Filled with underwater gems, mermaids and tropical fish, Mermaids Millions plays like a Finding Nemo sequel.
This Microgaming classic contains 15 paylines, with a maximum bet of 5 coins per line. This means you can bet up to 75 coins at a time. The mermaid is the scatter symbol and triggers the bonus feature. The treasure chest symbol also activates a feature where you’re sent to the bottom of the ocean to search for buried gold. Neptune is the wild symbol, acting as any symbol in the game.
- Simple and easy to play
- Low volatility slot means plenty of prizes
- Great bonus features
With an RTP of 96% and the fact Mermaid Millions is a low volatility slot, it means the player is getting a great return on a regular basis. This slot is perfect for beginners who aren’t too familiar with the modern day slot.
The Lucky Nugget news team have reviewed this slot before, so why not take a look here.
The Grand Journey
Filled with tigers, hunters, volcanoes and dangerous Amazonian women, The Grand Journey pokie is quite the thriller indeed. The Grand Journey is a 30 lined, 5-reeled Vegas style pokie with an impressive range of bonus features, expanding wilds and free spin bonuses. Relatively simple to play compared to the 243 ways to win pokies, this game is great for beginners and those who are looking to get into playing pokies.
- Super easy to play
- Amazing theme and graphics
- Great range of bonus features
The expanding wild bonus pretty much turns a whole reel wild, making it easier for you to trigger bonuses and big line wins. The globe scatter symbol provides free spins once you trigger three on your screen. Sometimes, as a random extra, free spins come with a 10x multiplier.
You also have the freedom of deciding how many coins you bet per line. This unlike some pokies, which require you to drop the amount of lines you play to decrease your bet. This allows you to maintain good odds while playing a lower stake. This is perfect for beginners who aren’t quite ready to risk it all on the pokies.
We’ve covered this game in a previous article – take a look here.
A wide range of other pokies at Lucky Nugget Casino!
That’s just a summary of our most popular games at Lucky Nugget Casino. We host a wide range of extremely popular titles; Immortal Romance (imagine a pokie themed around Twilight), Batman: The Dark Knight, Agent Jane Blonde, Tomb Raider, Break Da Bank and many, many more.
All of our games are run with Microgaming software which means you can be confident you’re getting the best quality pokies on the market.
PC, Laptop or Smartphone – It’s Your Choice
However you’d like to play, at luckynuggetcasino.com you can play on any of your devices.
You have 2 options when it comes to playing on our casino:
- Play on your mobiles and tablets via our optimised website or download our app
- Dive straight into the action via our no download browser casino
It doesn’t matter how you choose to play at Lucky Nugget Casino, your experience will be the same throughout. All of our platforms host the same games, all constantly updated and secured.
That’s pretty much everything you need to know about our amazing range of online pokies here at luckynuggetcasino.com. Have any personal favourites that you’d like to share with us? Drop us a comment in the section below and join the conversation. Merry Christmas from everybody at Lucky Nugget HQ.