The Australian Open 2018 is just round the corner. The first of the tennis Grand Slam tournaments will be held at Melbourne from January 15 to January 28 with a purse of AU$55 million. The last Australian to win the Men’s Singles title was Mark Edmondson in 1978 and the Women’s Singles title was Chris O’Neil also in 1978. But the sport continues to enjoy immense popularity in the country. Australian online casino players can get into the mood of the tournament by playing tennis themed online pokies. Tennis Champion from Spinomenal is highly recommended. It is live at Australian online casinos like Joe Fortune.
The reels are set in the lush green background of a grass court. The Australian Open is played on clay, but this detail will not bother the pokies players. All the symbols are related to the game of tennis. The symbols awarding line payouts are all taken from the sport. They include rackets, kit, shoes, energy drink, cap, wrist bands, trophy and balls. All of them pay from combinations of three, four and five symbols on active paylines. There are only five paylines in this 5 reels and 3 rows online pokie. But winning combinations pay both from left to right as usual and also from right to left.
The top line payout in the payout table is for five tennis ball symbols. The payout is 80 times the line bet which appears disappointing. But there is a special multiplier that comes into play. For every consecutive winless spin the payout multiplier will increase by 1x. It can go up to 15x. The first win will be multiplied by the current multiplier and then the meter will be reset to 1x.
A tennis match needs players and these are the special symbols in Tennis Championship online pokie. The female player is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols other than the scatter symbol. The male player is the scatter symbol. It awards payouts multiplied by the total bet when three or more appear anywhere on the reels. Three scatter symbols also award 5 free spins, four scatter symbols award 8 free spins and five scatter symbols award 12 free spins.
The line bet can be varied from AU$0.01 to AU$5.00. The maximum total bet per spin works out to AU$25.00. The online pokie has the usual Spinomenal functionalities like sound customisation and auto play.