There are a few dominant pokie manufacturers in the Australian market who have rapidly expanded as pokies machines have increased in popularity and government legislation has allowed for greater pokie licenses around the nation. Today Aussie pokies are not only an Australian gambling craze but a worldwide phenomenon. Las Vegas and other major casino enclaves have all adopted the popular pokies machines as seen in Australia.
Here are some of the leading pokie machine manufacturers –
Aristocrat was one of the original pokie manufacturers based in Australia, founded by Leonard Ainsworth in 1933 and offering the first poker machine in 1956 (the Clubman) to offer multi-paylines and scatter symbols. Timing couldn’t be better as NSW legalized slot machines the same year. The Aristocrat company rapidly expanded providing pokies to other states in Australia and by the end of the 1950s, Ainsworth was ready to take on the world. Through innovation and a solid reputation back home, Ainsworth entered Europe in 1960 and poker machines quickly became a popular source of entertainment in most European countries. Now a publicly listed company you will find Aristocrat pokies throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. The most popular Aristocrat pokies include Queen of the Nile, 5 Dragons and Geisha.
Konami is another big player in the Australian pokie machine market, having entered the market in 1996. Manufacturing some popular games like Incan Pyramid, Money in the Bank, Double Dynasty and Ancient Dragon, Konami has a reputation for excellent quality in both graphics and sounds and are rapidly growing their portfolio of pokies throughout North America and Europe as well as Australia. Konami is also widley known throughout Japan for their range of electronic Pachinko machines.
IGT is another pokie manufacturer with a strong presence in Australia making a huge range of popular pokies including Cleopatra and Major Money. IGT is huge in America and has brought out some terrific new slot machines to rival the popular Aristocrat machines. New games include 100 Pandas, Jewel of Arabia, Sultans Palace and Golden Arrow. IGT also introduced the Money Chimes feature with triggers a range of progressive jackpots.
Ainsworth Game Technology – After Len Ainsworth left Aristocrat gaming and the company went public he started his own new pokie manufacturing company. This brand is now responsible for some of the much loved pokie games called the Year of the Dragon.
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