Aristocrat Leisure Limited (or simply, Aristocrat) is Australia’s largest manufacturer of slot machines and online pokies, which has been operating since 1953. It is currently a dynamically developing enterprise with bold ambitions that take them forward to a wider global coverage. Their development and operational offices are opened in Australia, the U.S., South Africa, United Kingdom, Mexico and some other countries. Their serious expansion efforts play into the hands of common gamblers who are far from all those intricate corporate financial aspects, acquisitions, mergers and other things. Regular folks just want to play quality pokies.
To grasp the central idea of Aristocrat pokies, one needs to know that the developer was originally the maker of physical slot machines – now they are licensed in over 200 jurisdictions all over the globe and are available at thousands of land-based facilities, especially in the United States (Las Vegas Strip, Atlantic City, Chicagoland, NYC, etc.). As the digital era has unfolded, Aristocrat shifted focus to online content and released many redeveloped versions of their slot machines for online environments. Their online pokies capture the authentic feel of the gaming floor. If the original slot machine was simple – its online twin is simple, too. That is why many of their online pokies fail to impress gamblers at first sight but they have an unmatched advantage: Compliance with the Australian law, hence wide representation in online casinos that accept Aussies.
Highlights of Aristocrat pokies
- All online pokies have five reels
- A wide use of the Reel Power model that gives player some bonus features when activated. This requires a side bet to be placed, which can be optional or mandatory. Whichever the case may be, the side bet is normally 5 coins or some such amount
- Most pokies are adapted to mobile platforms
- The number of lines is usually not big – 15, 20 or 25. Some pokies (Red Baron, 5 Dragons) have 243 ways to win
- Bet sizes rarely exceed $100 per spin. In fact, their pokies are rather for low-rollers and mid-rollers
- The most typical features are a wild, scatter and free spins
- Some of Aristocrat’s pokies have second-screen bonus games and free spin pre-selection rounds that enable the player to select a desired free spin mode
- Most pokies are low- and mid-variant
- Some pokies have a simple “Guess a Card Color/Suit” gamble feature
- Simple, not too complicated graphics have become the mainstream in Aristocrat’s online pokies, however they are sufficiently attractive for many gamblers.