In the 1950s, an Australian company called Aristocrat developed thei RTP Live first slot machine called the “Clubman.” They revised it 2 years later with a new and improved slot machine called the “Clubmaster.” However the first slot machine was originally created in the United States of America by a man named Charles Fey.
It wasn’t until the 1900s when the slot machines finally hit Australia. In 1956, the NSW Australian government legalized gaming machines in clubs.
The next few decades offered nothing new in terms of the game technology. They all had three spinning reels and either one, three or five lines. The jackpots were by today’s standards small and the interactivity was limited to pulling the handle and waiting for the reels to stop.
It was not until the mid 1980’s when the first video slots rolled off the production lines and were released to the public. This was the biggest development in gaming since Charles Fey had invented the first game. Not only did the games have five reels but the also had many more lines and offered additional way to win such as free spin features and bonus features.
Nowadays, you are likely to see these slot machines everywhere you go in Australia; from clubs to casinos. They are one of the most popular forms of gambling and entertainment.
Pokies is a slang word in Australia for slot machines. There is no documented date for when the term “Pokies” was first used in Australia. People in Australia often say things like “I’m off to the pub to play some pokies” or “I’m off to have a gamble at the pokies.”