Mining Theme In Popular Online Pokies

September 2, 2017


There is an affinity between miners and online casino pokie players. Both are in search of treasure. So there are plenty of online pokies based on the theme of mining. This article looks at some of those that are popular at Australian online casinos.

Fortune Finder is from Microgaming and can be played at online casinos like Spin Palace and Platinum Play. You pick your own wild symbol from gold, ruby and diamond. The high paying thematic symbols are mine cart, pan of precious stones, dynamite sticks and pick axe. The top line payout of 6,000 coins indicates reasonably high volatility, which is welcome in a mining themed online pokie. The miner is the scatter symbol, which triggers up to 25 free spins. All payouts during the free spins are doubled and the free spins can be retriggered. Fortune Finder includes the Microgaming optional gamble game in which players can try to double or quadruple their payouts.

The software provider Realtime Gaming has an online pokie titled Paydirt in its portfolio. All the symbols are thematic and include mine entrance, miner, outlaw, donkey, mine cart, dynamite, pan, lantern and pick axe. The gold nugget is the wild symbol with a 3x multiplier property. However, it appears only on reels 2 and 4. The game logo is the scatter symbol and it randomly triggers one of three bonus games. Gold Rush awards 12 free spins with the gold nugget becoming a stacked wild symbol. Gold Fever awards five free spins in which the third reel is held with wild gold nugget symbols. Strike It Lucky awards 10 free spins that have a second wild symbol. This online pokie has the Realtime Gaming randomly triggered progressive jackpot. It is live at Australian online casinos like Fair Go and Slots Jungle.

The games supplier Playtech has a mining themed online pokie titled Hot Gems. The thematic symbols include miner, lantern, pick axe and mine cart. The usual playing card icons have been appropriately replaced by colourful gems. The Wild logo is the wild symbol, the Hot Gems logo is the scatter symbol and the Free Games logo and triggers the free spins. The online pokie features Collapsing Reels. The symbols that make up winning combinations after any spin disappear and are replaced by other symbols. If this again results in winning combinations then the process repeats. During the free spins feature, the Collapsing Reels become even more attractive. After each iteration the payout multiplier increases by one. Hot Gems is live at Playtech online casinos such as Mansion Casino and Omni Casino.