Tennis professionals are getting ready for the first Grand Slam championship of the year, the Australian Open that will start in Melbourne. Tennis enthusiasts are getting ready by wagering on two excellent tennis themed online pokies at Australian online casinos.
Tennis Stars pokie is from the software provider Playtech and can be played at online casinos like Fly Casino and Omni Casino. It is a 40 paylines online pokie with four rows of symbols across the reels. The thematic symbols are the male player, the female tennis players, tennis shoes and tennis balls. The tennis player symbols get animated in the win combinations. The low paying symbols are the usual playing card icons. There are two special symbols. The trophy acts as the wild symbol, awards bonus payouts and triggers 15 free spins at tripled payouts. The tennis rackets symbol activates the Championship Bonus round, which simulates a tennis game. You first select from the male tennis player and the female tennis player. You then select the type of serve for you player. Your player will always win, but your payouts from the game will depend on the game score and on the number of aces served.
The tennis themed video pokie from Microgaming game is titled Centre Court. It can be played at Australian online casinos like Roxy Palace, 32Red and Casino Mate. Centre Court has the 5×3 format with only 9 paylines. The bigger payouts come through the free spins bonus feature. Centre Court online pokie has four tennis players executing different strokes. You also have the Match Point logo as a symbol. In this tennis themed pokie as well, the trophy is the wild symbol and it awards the largest line payout. The tennis ball is the scatter symbol that awards the scatter payouts. It also triggers 18 free spins with multipliers. The random payout multiplier ranging from 2x to 5x is revealed before each free spin and applies to that spin. The wild symbol will appear stacked during the free spins further enhancing the payouts. The free spins can be retriggered. Centre Court also offers the standard Microgaming gamble game. After every payout you can optionally activate this game or collect your payout. You can opt to try double the payout by guessing the colour of the next card dealt or try to quadruple the payout by guessing the suit of the next card dealt. However, if you guess wrong then you will forfeit the payout.