Australian Sports Themed Online Pokies

January 16, 2016


Australia is a sporting nation. Therefore, Microgaming, the leading software provider to Australian online casinos, includes a fair number of sports themed video pokies in its portfolio. This article picks the best of the lot.

Both horse racing and motor racing are popular in Australia. Microgaming offers a horse racing themed online pokie titled First Past the Post. It features three different horses as wild symbols. When they land together on the reels the free spins feature gets activated. The number of free spins is determined in an interesting way through a virtual race which the horses run. The Formula 1 season begins with the Australian Grand Prix and Good to Go is the online pokie based on motor car racing. The symbols on the reels include car, driver, support staff and the checkered flag.

The Australian Open is the first Grand Slam event of the year. However, the Microgaming tennis themed online pokie is based on Wimbledon and is titled Centre Court. The high paying symbols are the tennis players executing various strokes. The tennis ball triggers the free spins feature. The Argyle Open is a golf themed online pokie that simulates a major golf tournament. Here, the high paying symbols are golf pros executing strokes. The highlight of this online pokie is the bonus game on the second screen. You play three strokes on a virtual golf course and are rewarded according to your performance.

Two of the biggest global sporting events are the Football World Cup and the Olympic Games. Microgaming offers online pokies based on these events. The football themed online pokie is World Cup Mania. It has comically designed symbols on the reels that include football, trophy, whistle, football boots and tickets. The best Microgaming Olympic themed game is a three reel classic pokie called Track and Field Mouse. It is a Fruit Machine pokie with Hold and Nudge features and three bonus games titled Gold, Silver and Bronze.

The most popular sports in Australia are cricket and rugby. The World Cups for both events were held in 2015. Microgaming released online pokies titled Cricket Star and Rugby Star. The gaming features are identical, but the symbols are from the respective sports. There are awesome win animations that make the sport come alive on the reels. The online pokies have 243 ways to win structure and include the popular Microgaming feature Rolling Reels with increasing multipliers. There is another feature that randomly creates wild reels in addition to the stacked wilds.