Red Sands The Australian Online Pokie

April 28, 2017


Red Sands is an online pokie that is all about Australia. It is from the portfolio of Realtime Gaming that powers online casinos like Joe Fortune, Ace Pokies and Fair Go. These online casinos cater specially to Australian players and are ideal for playing Red Sands.

The Australian deserts in the interior of the country are known for their red sands and hence the name of the online pokie. The reels are set with such a desert scene in the background. The high paying symbols are the typical Australian animals like echidna, wombat and koala. These start paying out from combinations of two symbols. The playing card icons from A to 9 are the low paying symbols. They are designed in bright colours with patterns that could be from Aboriginal art.

You cannot have an Australian theme without the kangaroo. In Red Sands the kangaroo is a massive symbol. It awards the highest line payouts starting from a one symbol combination. Five kangaroos on an active payline award a whopping 5,000 coins. The kangaroo is the wild symbol as well. In the base game it substitutes for all symbols except the scatter symbol. Payouts are doubled when the kangaroo appears in winning combinations. You can expect high volatility in this online pokie.

The moonscape is the scatter symbol. Two or more scatter symbols on the reels provide payouts multiplied by the total bet. The scatter symbol do not pay when they land anywhere on the reels. They have to be aligned from left to right or right to left, but not necessarily on active paylines. Two or more moonscape symbols aligned from left to right or right to left trigger the Respin Feature. The reels with the moonscapes symbols are held fixed while the other reels spin up to 10 times. Only scatter payouts are awarded, but with two important differences in the rules. The scatters payout from anywhere on the rules and the kangaroo substitutes for the scatter symbol. The Kangaroo continues to be a 2x multiplier.

Red Sands has the Realtime Gaming randomly triggered progressive jackpot. It can be won at the end of any spin regardless of the amount bet and without any specified combination of symbols on the reels. Red Sands has the standard 5×3 structure with 20 selectable paylines. The maximum line bet is AU$0.25, which works out to a maximum of AU$5 per spin. High roller players may not be very interested.