Quick Primer on Online Pokies Tournaments
If you are new to the world of online pokies, here’s a quick primer to get you into the swing of things. Pokies tournaments are basically round robin-style tournaments where the winner takes all (depending on the nature of the pokies tournament). This is one of the most popular platforms in New Zealand, as Kiwis get to play some of the very best pokies non-stop in an attempt to win mega prizes and jackpots.
There are all sorts of pokies tournaments to be enjoyed online, ranging from Freeroll pokies tournaments, where you can compete in top pokies for free, Buy-in pokies tournaments, which are sort of the opposite and you will need to buy a place in the tournament, Sit-n-Go’s which depend on a specific number of players before they start, Same Day tournaments, Ongoing tournaments and much more.
Choosing the Best Online Pokies Tournament for You
There are a number of ways to determine which sort of online pokies tournament will best suit your needs or preferences. One of the most effective ways, is to select the pokies tournament based on the software providers used or the actual pokies that will be available for play. This makes a great deal of sense since online pokies vary considerably based on who created them and the sort of features one can find in them.
Microgaming, Playtech, Thunderkick and NetEnt offer some of the best online pokies titles for playing in pokies tournaments as they feature cutting edge graphics, ultra-smooth gameplay, entertaining animations and, perhaps most importantly, huge game winning features such as bonus rounds, free spins and respins. Knowing which games offer these essential features, and which tournaments one will find them in, can make all the difference between a highly successful online pokies tournament campaign and a dismal one.
Most Popular Online Pokies for Tournaments
As we touched on a little earlier, the number of available online pokies as well as the style or titles used can vary quite considerably from one online pokies tournament to the next. Ultimately it really is up to the individual online casino hosting the pokies tournament. However, there are a few online pokies which seem to pop up in just about every online pokies tournament going at the moment. This includes a number of cult classics or die hard favourites sourced from most of the major online casino software providers such as Playtech, Microgaming, NetEnt and others.
Some of the most popular online pokies that you may find at your next online pokies tournament may include:
- Starburst from NetEnt
- Immortal Romance from Microgaming (featuring 243 Ways to Win)
- Thunderstruck from Microgaming
- Thunderstruck II Microgaming’s follow up to Thunderstruck (featuring 243 Ways to Win)
- Gonzo’s Quest from NetEnt featuring cascading reels and huge bonus rounds
Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Buck with the Online Pokies Respin Feature
Modern online pokies come with a wide range of special features ranging from bonus rounds and multiple jackpots, to the opportunity to score free spins, multipliers and respins. Respins are slightly different to free spins as they will usually trigger right after a paid for spin. Free spins are most often rewarded at the end of a bonus round. The way respins behave will also depend on the actual design of the pokie too. Some respins will trigger on all 5 reels in some pokies, whilst in other pokies only one or two reels will trigger respins. In any event, respins offer incredible opportunities for tournament players to get ahead of the competition by racking up bigger wins more often, the key to winning any online pokies tournament.
Some of the most popular online pokies that feature respins can be seen here:
- Divine Fortune – Infinitely
- Incinerator – Infinitely
- Seasons - Unlimited Respins
- Stickers - Up to 15 Respins
- Spiña Colada - Up to 12 Respins
- Witch's Brew - Up to 10 Respins
- Joker Pro - Up to 9 Respins
- Sunny Shores - Up to 6 Respins
- Greedy Goblins - Up to 6 Respins
- Reel Rush - Up to 5 Respins
- Dolphin Reef - 5 Respins