Aristocrat - The king of pokies in Australia!Monday, Apr 10, 2017 14:28
Did you know that slot machines are referred to as “pokies” in Australia and New Zealand? It is a strange name we know but it is just a short way of abbreviating the term poker machine. One of the biggest players in the Australian pokies market is Aristocrat. In fact, they are second only to IGT for being one of the largest pokies manufacturers in the world. The company is also known as Aristocrat Slots and it is a public Australian company with its headquarters in Sydney. To date, the company has over 60 years experience in the industry and employs over 2,200 staff all across the globe.
A brief history of Aristocrat
The company was founded by Len Ainsworth back in 1953 when he started to produce pokies and slot machines. As technology improved, progressive jackpots were introduced and reels expanded in slot machines, this enabled Aristocrat to start manufacturing more and more slot machines in Australia as well as the rest of the world. They are so big in Australia that all you need to do is walk into a pub or club anywhere and you will easily find a few Aristocrat Pokies. These machines are so popular because of the nice payouts of the games and the exclusive features that some of the games offer. Another reason why they are loved so much is because they are really easy to play and they do not feature any detailed instructions or flashy symbols. All you need to do is just spin those reels and that is all there is to it.
Some Aristocrat Games
The most famous game made by this company is Queen of the Nile. Naturally, it features an Egyptian theme and a linked jackpot so users have the chance to win a huge payout. This game created a tonne of revenue for Aristocrat Pokies and it is still as popular today as when it was first released over twenty years ago. It still remains a firm favorite of players in Australia, so much so that it has spawned two sequels Queen of the Nile II and Queen of the Nile: Legends.
Big Red is a classic pokie based on the Australian outback and it features 5 lines, free spins, and the chance to win some big payouts on every spin. Red Baron centres around the infamous World War I pilot and it features amazing images from this era and also 243 ways to win so there are infinite ways to win on every spin in this game. And last but not least is the classic pokie Super Bucks. This is the original $1 pokie that Aussie players could not get enough off. The reason this game was so popular was because players had the chance to multiply their winnings by up to 100 times.
Aristocrat Pokies is already converting most of their older games into optimised mobile device games in order to bring these games to the next generation of players. The company shows no sign of slowing down right now and let’s hope they keep churning out top quality pokies for a long time to come.
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