It is well known that Australians like to gamble.
All the major Australian cities have at least one huge, Las Vegas style, casino, and every city right down to small town, has clubs and pubs with pokie machine rooms.
Pokies, or slots as the Americans like to call them, are a large part of Australian culture.
In the modern, computer reliant world, online pokies have become more and more popular and rival any club pokie room, or land-based casino.
Internet casino software is now so sophisicated that it is possible to enjoy the sights and sounds online that are usually only associated with land-based gambling venues.
The pokie computer graphics are colourful and clear, and the sounds mimic those that would be found in pokie rooms.
It is an Australian company called Aristocrat that has been the leading name in pokie machines for a long time. Their designs are to be found all over the world, and the machines are so highly rated that most of those you would find in casinos and bars have been copied online.
Land-based casinos have suffered in recent years due to the increased availability of online gaming, and online pokies are now amongst the most popular games in Australia.