Pokies, slot machines, poker machines; whatever you want to call them, chances are you know very well what they are. Pokies are in fact some of the most popular online casino games in the World, and some would say that we, the public, have an obsession with them. What is it that makes these casino games some of the most played of all time? Let’s take a look at our REAL obsession with the wonderful money-winning (or losing, sometimes) pokies.
COLORS AND LIGHTS
I don’t know about you, but I would much rather see a rainbow then a white wall. Okay, so that’s an extreme, however it’s a fact that many of us would prefer bright colors and lights to something bland and dismal. If you look at some of the World’s biggest companies (McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Google) then you’ll notice that bright colors are the order of the day. There’s nothing like the rainbow colors of Jackpot Pinatas, or the golden hue of Aztec’s Millions, to get your heart pumping. The lights flashing as the jackpot builds up is enough to make any normal person want another few spins on the slots.
MUSIC AND SOUND
The music may the most annoying in the World (thank God for the mute button), or something catchy and sing-along worthy. Whatever you feel about the music of your favorite Pokies, it can certainly keep us entertained and carry on playing in our heads long after we’ve finished playing the game. It’s not just the music that will stick with us though, it’s that beautiful noise you hear when you’ve won. It could be the ‘clinking’ of coins, a little ditty or a full on siren, that lets us know we’re raking it in! Some people think that the music in pokies can make us obsessed, but that’s not the only thing that keeps us coming back, is it?
It’s quite obvious what the number one reason for our obsession with online casino games is, especially slots and pokies; it’s the winning. Those who play a lot of online games know that it can be difficult to master the strategy of Poker, Blackjack or Roulette. The best thing about pokies is that it is all down to luck and chance. As we all know, winning comes along with losing, but it’s not the losing that makes us want to play more, it’s the winning! A few lines in Rain Dance can be enough for us to take our loved one’s out for a slap up meal, whereas a jackpot in Caesar’s Empire is a holiday right there.
As long as you gamble responsibly, set limits, and play only when you can afford it, you’ll find that there’s nothing wrong with a little obsession with the pokies. After all, winning money is a lot better than earning it, right?! The bright lights and funky music will get us started, whereas the money winning capabilities will keep us hooked. If you feel that you’re obsession is a bit too much (if you’re dreaming of the slots spinning, for example), then it might be worth sticking to the free pokies, until you find a new obsession. Roulette anyone?