Playtech XtraWin Online Pokies Offer Greater Thrills

July 1, 2016


There are many online pokies where you can place an additional wager to activate certain features. These features do not guarantee larger or more frequent payouts, but they increase the chance of your winning more. It is based on the principle of your taking greater risks in the hope of larger returns. Playtech is a popular software provider to leading Australian online casinos. It offers a number of video pokies with the type of feature described above. Playtech calls it XtraWin.

XtraWin is a voluntary feature and conservative players can play the online pokies without activating it. But if you want to experience the full excitement it is advisable to activate XtraWin. You must keep in mind that the default mode has this feature disabled. So you will have to click on the XtraWin logo to activate the extra features. To emphasise that XtraWin feature is active the visual appearance of the screen changes. All paylines are automatically enabled and the total bet selected by you is increased by 50%.

Wings of Gold online pokie draws large traffic at Playtech powered Australian online casinos because of the XtraWin feature. The high paying symbols are the World War II fighter jet planes. The pilot is the wild symbol and doubles payouts when substituting in winning combinations. The Wings of Gold logo scatter symbol can award up to 100 free spins. The pilot becomes an expanding wild symbol in the free spins. All this is available without the XtraWin feature. When XtraWin is activated, five golden jets fly across the reels and the sky turns golden. The pilot becomes an expanding wild in the base game also and this increases the payout potential. The line payouts are made as per the normal line bets but the scatter payouts are multiplied by the enhanced total bet per spin. Another Playtech XtraWin online pokie that uses the same engine with an ancient Egypt theme is Pharaoh’s Secret.

All Playtech XtraWin online pokies do not function in this manner. Dolphin’s Cash offers a different additional benefit. In the normal game play there is a feature called Shifting Wilds. The dolphin wild symbol will first appear on the last reel. Then with every spin it will move one reel to the left, ensuring a wild symbol for five successive spins. When the XtraWin feature is activated, the wild symbol splits into two when it appears on the last reel. Then both wild symbols move leftwards simultaneously. All the XtraWin video pokies can be played at Playtech online casinos like Omni Casino and Mansion Casino.