Horse racing is a popular gambling activity. So it is natural to have online pokies with theme of horse racing. Microgaming and Playtech are popular software providers to Australian online casinos and offer pokies with this theme.
Microgaming offers a couple of horse racing themed pokie games. One of them, appropriately titled First Past the Post, is quite popular at Australian online casinos. As expected, the symbols are associated with horse racing. They include betting ticket, champagne for the winner, horses, Tote board, trophy and lady race goer. The environment is made authentic by the sound of the crowd cheering in the background. First Past the Post has three different horses as symbols and all act as wilds. When the free spins feature is triggered, you first back one of the horses. The three horses then run a virtual race. The number of free spins and the free spins multiplier awarded to you is decided by the position of your chosen horse. This online pokie can be played at all Australian Microgaming online casinos like Jackpot City and Crazy Vegas.
The Playtech horse racing themed online pokie is more interesting. It is titled Frankie Dettori’s Magic Sevens and is based on a real life event. At Ascot in 1996 jockey Frankie Dettori won all the seven races held that day. A number of Dettori images appear as symbols on the reels. One of them is the wild symbol and awards the highest line payout of 7,777 coins. The other thematic symbols are trophy, horse shoe and finishing post. The free spins bonus round is triggered by three or more Frankie Dettori’s Magic Sevens Logo symbols appearing scattered on the reels. You have to back one of three horses in a virtual race. Depending on the position of your chosen horse you will be awarded 35, 15 or 10 free spins. The free spins are played on a different reel set that has more wild and scatter symbols and therefore results in larger payouts. The Magic Seven bonus game on the second screen is activated when the race track symbol appears simultaneously on reels 1 and 5. You have to pick spots on a race track that will award you with bonus credits or payout multipliers. If your chosen spot reveals a trophy you will also see a video clip of one of Dettori’s magic wins. This online pokie is live at all Australian Playtech online casinos like Omni Casino and Fly Casino.