It seems like Sydney punters have had an abundance of meetings to keep them occupied since the Christmas and New Year period, and after the Australia Day meeting at Randwick on Thursday we head to Rosehill on Saturday with the Expressway, Canonbury and Widden Stakes highlighting the day.
The new Big Bang Theory poker machine from Aristocrat has 25-paylines and offers players a wide range of betting options. The game has medium volatility, which means that players will be able to cash in on generous prizes fairly regularly.
You probably won’t be surprised to hear that Yggdrasil's Spina Colada has a cocktail theme. The game takes place at a tropical beach bar with a hippy vibe, and in the background, you can see the blue sky and a swimming pool that is surrounded with palm trees and sun loungers. The whole scene is very relaxing, but the symbols are bound to keep players on the edge of their seats.
It has impeccable graphics, stellar animations and easily recognizable symbols. Clover Tales simply captivates with its visual and audio qualities. In addition to its external qualities, Clover Tales comes with a wide array of bonus features with advanced mechanics. It also introduces a one of a kind element for the Playson portfolio called the Rainbow Line.
The symbols are etched onto headstones, and the three main characters and their jewellery make up the highest paying symbols, while the wild for the game is represented by the game’s log. The scatter is represented by a coin, and there is also a heart that is filled with blood that represents one of the games special bonus features, a Life Force Meter Multiplier.
Watch out for the Big Top symbol, as this scatter symbol triggers the free spins round when 3 appear anywhere on your reels. Choose between 8 free spins with a double multiplier, 6 free spins with a triple multiplier or 4 free spins with a quadruple multiplier. Better yet, there’s the possibility of winning a wild hammer bonus that’s a whopping 75x your win!
The background to the pokies reels is an animated image of the Las Vegas skyline and strip. The graphics are all very high quality with a slightly 3D effect. The symbols vary in their animation. Some are static and some flip and spin depending on your win.
You also need to look out for those lucky red envelopes, as they will reward you with a random jackpot feature. Spin at least two scatter hongbao on reels one and five and you will be rewarded with a random jackpot - the higher the number of red envelopes, the bigger the reward.
Despite not being the most attractive game on the market, Redroo by Lightning Box has a lot to offer in terms of quality game play, not the least of which is a whopping 1,024 ways players can cash a win. A spin of the reels need only land two or more matching symbols from left to right. Betting minimum starts at just 0.40 credits, with a limit of 280 for those high-rolling players. Watch out for the shape of Australia bonus icon on the reels, as five of these will see players awarded a generous 800x their initial bet.
Players of all levels can give this classic a bash. Betting varies from very low values right up to a level that more experienced players can take seriously. With five reels and 20 paylines, you will find that the game is traditional in every sense of the word. To win, you need a minimum of three symbols running from left to right across one of the paylines. More symbols in a row mean a higher payout.
Next up is the yellow brick road bonus symbol, which unlocks the game's breakout bonus mode. In this bonus, players are taken to a board game-like game screen where they have to reach the emerald city through subsequent spins. On the way, Dorothy can win instant prizes, pick up her companions to increase the size of said prizes, and if she manages to reach the famed city or even meet the wizard, the rewards are incredible.
Other critics are sceptical that Clubs Australia is offering the service for the wrong reasons. The organisation has been quite open in stating that it would offer childcare in return for a tax break. The opposition is concerned that clubs are not doing this for altruistic reasons, and are only in it for the financial benefits.