you don't know about online pokies
you think of pastime hobbies and life down under what
do you think of? Some long-haired and deeply tanned
Aussie hops on the 10.000 $ mountain bike to speed
a few dozen miles to the beach to hit the waves on
his surfboard? Or he is playing what us Europeans
may consider a mish mash of Rugby and American football
with no helmet? Alternatively our Aussie sportstar
may be found at a remote bar in the outback chugging
XXX Foster's with a few Sheila's whilst the ladies
are at Bondi Beach playing volleyball... You would
perhaps not expect them to play
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have a hobby you don't know about. You think they
play frisbee and chase crocodiles all day, but in
fact Australians love to play online pokies for
Since these intoxicating slot machines have become
available to anyone with a PC and an internet connection,
pokies have become more in-house than outback.
are the new Billabongs
Australians, who already have a great fondness for
the old pokie machine, have jumped on the bandwagon
of online slot machines with gusto. The casino craze
has changed the Australian slot enthusiasts' life.
The amount of problem gamblers
in Australia is closely observed by worried governments
and NPOs who are really concerned that online pokies
may really be the new billabong.
rain usually interrupts play when it comes to Cricket,
nowadays it is the pokie machine that has moved into
the living room, displacing Cricket as a favoured
pastime. Waltzing Mathilda has taken on a whole new
meaning. Since online gaming is banned, the Aussies
flock to offshore gaming sites and find the slot machines
they want to play whenever and wherever they want.
In 2015 there were 2,443 online casinos and gambling
websites available to Australians.
is easy to imagine the Aussie player slowly building
a canoe out of shedded porcupine needles whilst juggling
a boomerang, planning their latest walkabout, but
the truth of the matter is - they love to sit at home
playing online pokies. Pokies, FYI, are just online
slot machines. Since the beloved "pokie"
has become available from the comfort of the home,
it has peaked in Australia to the government's
Luckily, most of the online gaming sites have consolidated
since the boom which kicked off around the millennium,
and offer many ways for pokie-lovers to control their
beloved hobby. Setting a budget and even timelines
to your player account helps manage both precious
bankroll as well as time spent on a game. The industry,
regulated in most operational jurisdictions these
days, is supportive of any measures that promote responsible
gambling. Studies say most Australians play slot machines
online to "relax" and for "entertainment".
Next time you picture the rugged Australian a la "Crocodile
Dundee" plowing through the wilderness with alligators
and poisonous snakes chasing him - think again. He
is most likely sat at home playing his favourite pokie.