Online pokies can be financially rewarding. They form an entertaining pastime as well. But online pokies can also be educative for the discerning player. There are two video pokies at Australian online casinos that tell you little known but interesting facts about Russia.
Days of the Tsar online pokie is from the portfolio of Microgaming. It can be played at Australian online casinos like All Slots and Casino Mate. The regime of the Tsars was full of pomp and splendour, which is immediately conveyed by the gold border on the reels. The Tsar obviously is the most important symbol. It is the wild symbol and it also awards the highest line payouts. Five Tsar symbols on an active payline pay a massive 10,000 times the line bet. You can expect high volatility in this online pokie. The next highest line payouts are awarded by the Tsarina. The other high paying symbols are the Kremlin, statue and the Tsar’s seal. The low paying symbols are playing card icons. These add to the theme through their ornate designs and gold colour. The Faberge Egg is the scatter symbol. Not many players would know that this exquisite ornament was individually crafted for the Russian aristocracy and few of these masterpieces are in existence today. James Bond fans would recall the part played by the Faberge Egg in the movie Octopussy. In this video pokie the Faberge Egg awards payouts multiplied by the total bet and triggers the free spins feature. The number of free spins awarded is revealed by the Faberge Eggs in the triggering spin. All free spin payouts are doubled.
The Playtech video pokie with this theme is titled From Russia with Love. It has nothing to do with the Bond movie. You can play it at online casinos like Mansion Casino and Omni Casino. The symbols on the reels reflect Russian culture and include samovar, triangular lute, laced shoes and donuts. The onion is the wild symbol and awards the top line payout of 10,000 coins, making this online pokie high variance as well. Russian vodka is the scatter symbol. The bonus symbol is the set of Matryoshka Dolls. These are the hollow wooden dolls of different sizes that can be nested together. In the bonus feature you can choose up to five dolls. Each selection awards a number of free spins or ends the bonus game on the second screen. If you are able to make five picks without selecting a bonus ending doll then the free spins payouts are doubled.