How pokies work
Many websites claim that they can tell you how to beat pokies. However, they’re usually created by companies or people that profit from them. The truth is that a lot of time and effort goes into making sure you can't beat or cheat a pokie machine.
Learn about how pokies really work here.
When you press the spin button, a number is chosen from each virtual reel. These numbers make up a set called the pokie line or payline. To receive any winnings from a spin, the line needs to match one of the pre-set winning combinations stored in the computer.
If you do have a winning pokie line you will receive a number of credits depending on the prize level, and you can either cash these out or keep playing.
Keep reading to learn more about how pokies work and how they keep players hooked.
Pokie machine design
Pokie machines are specially designed to hold your attention and keep you playing for longer. Everything from the chair you sit on to the buttons you press has an impact.
Check out the effects of game design on your playing habits below.
Your brain on pokies
Pokies utilise many different psychological techniques to keep players hooked. Learn more about what’s going on inside your head when using a pokie machine below.
Your odds of winning
Learn about the odds of winning at a pokie machine below, and find out why there is nothing you can do to improve your odds, despite what the game design leads you to believe.
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