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Players searching for new pokies games should take a look at the features games on their favourite sites. These won’t always be the newest games offered, but the featured titles tend to include the newer pokies and the most popular among the old games menu. Real money gamblers can sample the pokies they don’t know, while seeing what the buzz is about with the games that have stood the test of time.
Whether you play for real money or fun, new methods exist for enjoying the pokies games already on the site. One trend in online casino gambling these days is to offer pokies tournaments, often called slots tournaments on the sites themselves. While you won’t find as many events as you would for poker or other casino games, the Fortune Lounge series of sites now offer a pokies league with a full set of tournaments–including many freerolls. This page covers the new games featured on Fortune Lounge sites like Royal Vegas and Platinum Play, then discuss trendy new ways to play these games by discussing the league and tournament formats.
The featured pokies at Platinum Play right now are Immortal Romance, Thunderstruck II, and The Dark Knight. The Dark Knight Slots is a licensed pokies based on the recent Batman movies, featuring stars like Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and the late Heath Ledger. Thunderstruck II is the popular sequel to Thunderstruck, which both invoke themes taken from Norse mythology and Viking lore.
Immortal Romance is about the paranormal romance or vampire fiction which is so popular these days. Yes, if you liked Twilight or the Sookie Stackhouse novels, Immortal Romance is the pokie for you. No one should be surprised that Platinum Play Casino also touts Microgaming’s Pure Platinum 40-game, which is one of the latest on the market for Microgaming.
Royal Vegas Casino also features Thunderstruck II and the aforementioned Load, but also offers Avalon, Isis, Agent Jane Blonde, and Hitman. Hitman is a licensed slots game based on the popular video game series. Agent Jane Blonde takes its inspiration from the James Bond 007 films and novels. Isis is based on the goddess of Ancient Egypt who collected her husband’s (Osiris’s) body from the four points of the globe, after Set murdered him.
Avalon Pokies is set in the time of King Arthur and Camelot. It’s hard to miss progressive jackpot games like Mega Moolah, Major Millions, and King Cashalot, because their accumulated jackpots are found on the Royal Vegas homepage. Bar Bar Black Sheep, Billion Dollar Gran, and Fantastic 7 Megaspin get a lot of advertisement on Royal Vegas, too.
Vegas Palms gives Mega Moolah the most copy on its site, but has a quick link on the homepage to their pokies through a link named “slots”. The site has over 180 reel slots and video slots on their site, including reel pokies like 7 Oceans and Astro Nomical and pokie like Adventure Palace and Big Kahuna. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Pokies is another video slot touted by the site. All of these games are available with the full casino download, while about 50% to 60% are available with instant play no-download format through Flash.
7Sultans features the same progressive jackpot totals as Vegas Palms, along with the MegaSpin pokies which are so popular these days. If you’re interested in learning more, take a look at the MegaSpin versions of Double Magic, Fantastic 7’s, High 5, and Major Millions. Feature video slots include Loaded, Thunderstruck, Avalon, Tomb Raider, Hitman, and Beach Babes. These include between 5 and 100 paylines each, which 7 Sultans states are their most popular form of pokies.
One promotion pokies players from Australia might miss on the Fortune Lounge sites is the “International Slots League”. The ISL offers more than $40,000 in prize money won every single week. These live action pokies tournaments allow you to play against opponents in real time. Sites like Royal Vegas, 7Sultans, Platinum Play, and Vegas Palms not only have a one-click download process for the ISL, but they also offer a beginners guide which provides you with all you need to know to compete and win.
The tournaments allow you to play against other players. The action is in real time and the competition is to see who wins prizes from “The Pot”, a central prize pool for International Slots League members. The multiplayer games allow you to compete in ways pokies were never designed to compete.
A tournament schedule page exists, but the first tip on that page says that the schedule is subject to change without notification. Fortune Lounge’s advice is to get up to date information through the “Games View” link on your casino software. Once on this page, select “Tournaments” to get the latest information.
The current schedule includes a $1,000 Moolah Monday Freeroll. The game of choice is Tomb Raider Slots. Entry is free, while first prize is $200. If you want, re-buys and continues are 100 apiece. Another fun new way to play pokies through ISL is the “Powerplay 1-5 Freeroll”, which starts on Tuesday and continues on through Thursday. This is a quick pokies fix in a 12-hour stretch with a $75 first prize for each PowerPlay and $300 total prize pool for each respective PowerPlay.
The current games list are Hitman, Mad Hatters, Ladies Night, Avalon, and Break da Bank. Once again, entry is free, while re-buys and continues are worth 50. Other games on the weekly schedule are the Fortune Friday Freeroll featuring Thunderstruck II and the 777 Bling Fest Freeroll, which has $2000 in prize money and Loaded Slots as the game of choice. Once again, the entry for the 777 Blingfest is free.