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Getting Started with Online Pokies


First you must log into your online casino account and select the pokie you want to play from the pokies section of the games menu. When the pokie opens it would be with the default betting parameters. You should know how to reset these parameters to your liking.


Setting The Betting Parameters


In general there are three parameters that need to be set, though it is not necessary that all three would be applicable for each online pokie. The first is the number of paylines. In some online pokies you have to wager with all paylines activated. In that case there is nothing that you need to do in this regard. Otherwise you have to activate from one to the maximum number of paylines. You really need not pondered too much over this, because the correct way to play online pokies is with all paylines enabled.

Some online pokies allow you to bet only one coin per payline. In such pokies this option is redundant. In other pokies you have to select the number of coins you want to wager. This decision has to be taken in conjunction with the next parameter, which is coin dimension or value. Usually the pokie will have certain coin dimensions from which you choose one. The product of the coin dimension and number of coins is the line bet. All line payouts are based on this bet. The line bet multiplied by the number of paylines activated give the total bet per spin. Scatter payouts are based on the total bet. You should choose that combination of coin dimension and a number of coins that gives you a total bet which is suited to your bankroll. The exact manner in which you select these three parameters varies from online pokie to online pokie. However, it is always made apparent on the main screen or in the game rules.

Once you have finalized the betting parameters the total bet is deducted from your account balance. Then you click the Spin button and set the reels in motion. When the reels stop the software will automatically check if you have any winning combinations as are specified in the payout table. If so, then these payouts will be aggregated and added to your account balance. You are then ready for your next spin.


Bonus Features In Online Pokies


If you have triggered any bonus features in the spin, then these will be played out before you can activate the next spin. One of the common bonus features is the free spins round. In some online pokies you may have to select one free spins offer from those given. Or you may have to pick some objects that will reveal the number of free spins you win. In that case you will have to carry out these activities before proceeding to the free spins feature. Another common bonus feature is known as the game on the second screen. You will be taken to a different screen where you will have to perform certain activities as indicated. These will lead you to win bonus credits. After the bonus feature is played out you are returned to the main game.