Pokie Pop Casino Review
This is one of the most unusual online casinos on the global market. Its game content is impressive but nothing exceptional, really. What makes the difference is a one-of-a-kind visual design and presentation of information – details will be explained below. The other casino stuff such as banking, bonuses, customer care and etc., are very good. An Australian player will find here several hundreds of pokies from 12 providers, a captivating bonus system and a really funny visual design. This is perhaps the only online casino at the moment to be entirely based on a comic book design. Its menu blocks, bonus banners at the website header and menu entries are stylized to resemble comic panels and strips.
White crumpled paper is used as the casino’s background image. All information is presented on brief, one-word panels. For example, the VIP page is visually a large piece of paper consisting of a few comic strips that narrate a story of the benefits of being a VIP member. Instead of hundreds of words linked into clauses, the information is delivered like in a comic book: each panel conveys one message and contains a short phrase. Even the homepage, which is normally loaded with information in other casinos, is almost empty in Pokie Pop. Actually, it displays a plethora of graphics but there is virtually no text.
And this unmatched uniqueness and inimitable style gives rise to a downside (allegedly, the only clear shortage in the reviewed online casino) – this is a complicated search for textual info. For example, it takes some time and wits to find Terms and Conditions or Bonus terms because links to them fail to be positioned at the bottom of webpages as they normally are in all other online casinos. Instead, they are hidden under a picture, and to finally reach that picture one needs to click on five other pictures.
Deposits and withdrawals for Australians
Only four deposit methods are available in Pokie Pop – and no cryptocurrencies (bitcoins and the like). These methods are credit cards (VISA, MasterCard) and Neosurf prepaid voucher. Deposits arrive in an instant, and the min deposit value is AU$20. Good for Australians, the casino allows for using AUD as a currency for depositing and betting.
Withdrawal methods are limited to VISA and bank transfer with the minimum withdrawable amount being AU$100. It takes around 3 to 5 business days for funds to be credited to player’s bank accounts (this is in addition to a 24-hour pending period). For wire transfer, the casino has to levy a $35 fee per transaction (this is beyond casino’s control because the commission is charged by intermediary banks). There is also a weekly limit of AU$10,000.
Pokie Pop mobile casino
The comic inspired design shows to advantage in the mobile casino. Fresh and original, the casino offers hundreds of games for playing on the move. Betsoft, iSoftBet and other prominent providers have come up with quality HTML5 games aplenty that look great on small screens. Bonus wagering, depositing, cashing out and other necessary functionalities have excellent performance on mobile devices, thus providing hassle-free user experience.
There are currently a few hundred pokies handpicked from the best providers including iSoftBet, Booming, Playson and Betsoft (12 providers in total). The online casino avoided adopting the full collection from each company but took the best of what each had to offer. In the lobby, there is a Category button that should be clicked to open 10 menu entries showing the major game types and genres, for example, Top 30, Video Slots, New Games, Classic Slots and Roulette. Choosing Video Slots will show all the pokies available in the online casino at the moment.
To filter out the long roster by company, a player should click a related company logo yet it is a bit challenging because there are not so many gamblers who know exactly what one or another logo stands for. The collection is so big that it covers all the themes imaginable such as sports, Asia, fantasy, summer holiday, Vegas, magic and so on. Clicking on any game will trigger it on a new webpage that shows Latest Winners in the casino, a brief description of the selected game and a few complementary buttons that perform various functions: Putting the game into Favorite or Enlarging the screen to full size.
Five-reel pokies with bonus features make up the bulk of the collection. With stunning graphical design, impressive animated elements, gorgeous sounds and lucrative features, five-reel games provide a big winning potential. An Australian player is recommended to see games by provider, one by one, to determine the most interesting titles. Those who want to experience good old Vegas style are welcome to choose the Classic Slots category and play three-reel pokies such as Powerspin, Wild 888, Epic Joker and 3 Hit Pay. Games with 3 columns are easier to play, they normally have fewer paylines and lower bet amounts.
There are over 30 progressive games in Pokie Pop, which have a networked progressive jackpot. The most striking examples are Greedy Goblins, Slotfather, The Glam Life, A Night In Paris and Mona Lisa Jewels. Most progressive titles are from Betsoft and this means fun and good time are guaranteed.
Table and card games
Pokie Pop is a real pleasure for blackjack enthusiasts because the site contains dozens of various tables of that popular game such as 6 In 1 Blackjack, Buster Blackjack, 21 Burn, Atlantic City, Three-hand Double Exposure, Reno, Lucky Lucky, and a host of other blackjack variations many of which have lucrative side bets. For example, Blackjack Plus (produced by Relax Gaming) there are six side bet options and the min bet of 10 cents.
Roulette tables are also numerous, with around 25 of them from different providers. Along with traditional European, French and American roulette, an Australian player who has signed up with the casino will get to play Double Ball roulette with a chance to win 1200 to 1; Bonus roulette with an optional bonus round that activates after any win; and many other interesting tables. Besides the mentioned games, Pokie Pop also features baccarat (classic game and punto banco with side bets), craps, keno, bingo and scratch cards.
The package for beginners consists of three bonuses:
- 100% first deposit bonus up to AU$1000
- 75% second deposit bonus up to AU$750
- the same as the second.
The first bonus has 100 additional free spins distributed evenly through 5 days in a row (20 FS’s a day). To unlock any part of the package, a player has to transfer at least $20 into the casino account. The playthrough requirement is x50 (video pokies contribute 100% and classic pokies count as 80% towards the WR).
Other bonuses in Pokie Pop
Players will always find one or more active bonuses at any time. Sunday through Monday, there are daily bonuses, unique for a specific day of the week, for example, a Wow Wednesday offer consists of a massive reload bonus, and What the Friday bonus gives two match offers on depositing $20 or more. Besides, every day the online casino chooses one of the latest pokies and grants up to 100 free spins with the wagering requirement of x40 on winnings.
Pokie Pop is an unconventional, picturesque online casino for Australian players. It offers over 500 pokies from 12 famous providers, and around 80 table games. The bonus program is medium-sized and focuses on reload bonuses with a few number of free spins. Banking methods and relevant financial T&C are ok for users of Australia.