First of all: what the frack are Mega Spin pokies?
Well, the Mega Spin is a new concept of pokies (slot machines) introduced by Microgaming, a casino software developed based in the Isle of Man. Basically, it’s like multi-hand poker: you play the pokies on more than one set of reels, for even faster gameplay and the chance to win multiplied.
Mega Spin is a popular concept, featured at most Microgaming – powered online casinos, like the Royal Vegas or Euro Palace. You can play several Mega Spin Pokies at Platinum Play: Double Magic, High 5 or Fantastic 7s (all replicas of classic three-reel pokies) and Major Millions, Microgaming’s popular progressive jackpot title.
The Mega Spin Major Millions offers its players the chance to win big – not quite major millions, as its name suggests, but hundreds of thousands – with a lucky spin.
Slot machines, or pokies, are the most popular games a player can find in an online casino. They are so popular that online gambling operators of all kinds – not just casino operators, but sportsbooks, poker rooms and bingo halls – use them as side games for their players.
Pokies were invented by an ingenious mechanic, Charles Fey, over a century ago. At first they only had three reels and one payline, but their number has increased considerably during the years. He didn’t know back then that he invented a whole new arm of the gambling industry.
Pokies were later admitted into Las Vegas casinos, and started their conquest of the world. First they invaded casino lobbies, later they have been introduced into various establishments – pubs, hotel lobbies and clubs. In the middle of the 1990s they even conquered the internet, after the first real money online casinos were introduced.
Nowadays pokies are the casino games with the most diversified offer online. Operators have literally hundreds of pokies in their offer, each one with its special bonuses, extra features and side games. Their themes cover everything a player might think of: shoes to shovels, fish to predators, leprechauns to fairies, or even TV shows and movies. There is a pokie out there for football fans and hockey junkies – whatever you can imagine. Mega Spin is an exclusive feature available only in Microgaming online casinos.
And not just online! Pokies are the perfect mobile games. Their reels usually fit on the smaller screens of smartphones, and are perfect for the bigger screens of tablets. They are the perfect game to play on the go: they can be started up and stopped in an instant.