There’s no question that pokies are one of the most played gambling games, if not the most played of all time. Millions of people ranging from all walks of life sit down at their computer and local casino every second of the day to spin the reels of fate. But what makes them so popular and why do they continue to grow in popularity? The reasons are quite simple once you think about.
One of the main reasons for pokies success is their ease of use. Just about anyone can sit down at a pokie and start playing without any past knowledge of the games. Unlike games such as Blackjack or Craps where you would need to do a bit of homework before attempting to play, pokies require little if any knowledge to play. The only requirement for playing and winning at pokies is money.
This fact alone has made them so adversely popular. You walk into a casino and you will all types of people playing pokies. It’s not just the gamblers who are skilled at games, its every walk of life enjoying the machines.
With the popularity of slots evident at their early stages of inception, casinos took notice and acted on this demand. They began to flood the floors with as many machines possible to take advantage of their success. Not only did casinos start to offer more pokies, but any place that could have one, or even couldn’t have one, installed them in their establishment. Pretty soon you could walk into any local pub or place of business and find a pokie to sit down at.
Along with the popularity of pokies, casino began to notice that the money made off them was far more than the table games. For one, they could put many more slots in the room as they took up less space than a table game. They also didn’t have to pay someone 24/7 to deal a game or collect chips. The machines ran on their own and it only took a small team to maintain and manage them.
We can deduce that the popularity of pokies stems from sheer volume of them. They are in your face and readily available. Add ion the fact that they take no skill whatsoever, and you have a recipe for success.