The Five Hottest Tips for Playing Online Pokies

At Ignition Casino, we know that one of our best features is our selflessness. We always put you, our members, first. We’re not saying we’re heroes…but like, if you wanted to, we wouldn’t argue. But in all realness, we do everything we can to make sure you’re getting the most out of your online casino pokie experience. 

Heaps of players play at random without thinking of how they can maximise their play sessions. Sound familiar? No dramas, mate, we’ve all done it. 

But why not freshen up your approach? With these five real money online pokies tips, you’ll boost your pokie game at Ignition Casino in no time. First, we’ll break down how pokies bonuses work before explaining online pokie basics, including payouts, bankroll management strategies, game types, and jackpots.

1. Get Familiar with Online Pokie Bonuses and Promotions

ICYMI: online casino players who dabble in pokies receive the most rewarding bonuses in the online gambling world. For real. So, if you’re not using them to your advantage, you’re missing out. But that ends today. 

Match Bonuses

Most pokie bonuses are “match bonuses” which means that the casino matches the amount of your deposit (to a maximum, of course, so don’t get any mad ideas). We’ve got 50% match bonuses and 100% bonuses, so you could be looking at some sweet extra funds. One of our most popular is the Poker & Casino Welcome Bonus, which is a *drumroll please* 200% match bonus (to a maximum of $2,000). If you deposit with Bitcoin, you could be looking at a 300% match bonus (to a maximum of $3,000) Half will be available for poker play, while the other half can be used in the casino. 

No-Deposit Bonus

Once in a blue moon, you’ll encounter no-deposit bonuses. Like we said, we’re pretty damn selfless. So, sometimes, we don’t even need you to deposit anything to gift you with some funds. To stay in the running for these bonuses, make sure you’re on our mailing list. Otherwise, you might miss out!

2. Remember Your Rollover Requirements

So, now let’s get to the fine print. Don’t worry, we won’t bore you too much with all the little details – just the ones you need to know. 

All Ignition Casino bonuses come with rollover requirements (also known as playthrough). That’s how many times you need to bet the bonus money through the casino as you play. For instance, if there’s a 35x rollover requirement, you’ve gotta wager that bonus cash 35 times before you withdraw it (or any winnings associated with it). It’s our way of making sure you actually use your bonus money in the casino rather than withdrawing it right away. Read the Terms and Conditions of your bonus to find its rollover requirements and track your progress under the Active Bonuses section.

3. Keep Your Eye on the Prize(s)

Sure, we all play online pokies to have fun. But the added incentive? To win money, of course! With that in mind, stay laser-focused on the prizes at hand.

Verify the Payouts

All Ignition Casino online pokies are unique, so it’s only natural that the payouts are too. Consider Ares: The Battle of Troy as an example; this game features a max payout of 6,250 coins, while Global Cup Soccer features a max payout of 2,500 coins (excluding bonus payouts). With that in mind, you might wanna compare pay tables before choosing your game. 

Hunt Down Mega Jackpots

Sure, the max payouts on any given pokie game are sweet. But they don’t hold a candle to the progressive jackpots you can actually get your hands on if you’re lucky enough to trigger them.

If you’re keen for a chance to win big (like really big), then compare the progressive jackpots of a few different online pokies by using the “Progressive” filter in the drop-down menu on the Pokies Games page. Once you find the biggest one, go for it!

4.Manage Your Bankroll

Knowing how to manage your bankroll is one of the fundamentals of online pokie strategy. After all, what’re you meant to play with if you haven’t got any funds left? 

So, what can you do to protect your bankroll? First, figure out how much you’re willing to spend before you even start playing online pokies for real money. This will help you decide what kind of game you should be playing and what kind of pay lines you’re open to. For example, if you’re playing on a tighter budget, you’ll want to play a game with fewer pay lines (these are cheaper).

Remember to always be strategic when managing your bankroll, too. There are three key ways of doing this. One way is to lower the number of coins you get per line (if the game will let you). Another technique is adjusting your coin denominations. Lastly, if the game allows it, only activate a select number of pay lines.

Don’t forget, though, that you’re only eligible for some jackpots if you bet the max. If that’s the case and you want that jackpot, buckle up and bet those coins. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for ya.

5. Choose the Right Online Pokie

At Ignition Casino, we’re confident you’ll have no trouble finding the best online pokie game for you. The tough part? Actually finding it! We’ve got a massive selection, so sorting it through it would take yonks. Lucky for you, legend, there are ways to categorise the games and narrow your search. 

In the drop-down menu, sort through our online pokies using any of the following filters: New Games, i-Pokies, Video Pokies, Real-Series, 3D Pokies, Progressives, Rival Games, Three Reels, and Five Reels. The more you learn about each category, the more you’ll figure what you’re into.

Here’s a quick rundown of each type.

New Games

Here you’ll find our hottest new releases, which often feature some sweet new formats and epic chances at big payouts. 


Like video games? Then you’ll love i-Pokies. With an immersive interface, bonus rounds, and multi-level fun, you’ll swear you were playing a video game. 

Video Pokies

Eye-catching graphics, detailed storylines, a sense of creativity you won’t find anywhere else – it’s all here when you play online video pokies. 


If you like old-school gambling, Real-Series is for you. This 2D pokie brand has a huge online following, largely thanks to its random jackpots and killer RTPs.

3D Pokies

Wanna see just how far online pokies have come? Head to the 3D pokies. These stunning graphics and cinematic effects will have your jaw on the floor.


Progressive pokies feature those ever-attractive progressive jackpots. If you’re keen to get your paws on that life-changing cash, throw your hat in the ring!

Rival Games

Rival is a popular online pokie brand, with an extensive game range that blows Real-Series outta the water (might be harsh, but we tell it like it is). Many Rival games feature five reels, free spins, scatters, bonus rounds, and wilds.

Three Reels

Every pokie game has reels, which are the vertical columns that showcase the spinning symbols. Online pokies will have three or five, with three-reel pokies being more beginner-friendly.

 Five Reels

Five-reel pokies tend to include more pay lines than three-reel pokies. That means that you can trigger wins even more often. Five-reel pokies usually boast more bonus features too, making them a desirable option for experienced players. 

 Now that you’re familiar with all these categories, you can browse our pokie selection with ease and confidence. Just remember to stick to your pre-set bankroll budget and remember the golden rule of playing online pokies: always prioritise enjoyment over profit.

Go get ‘em, legends!