In Australia there are three companies that make pokies machines: Aristocrat, IGT and Ainsworth. Aristocrat is the most popular however IGT and Ainsworth may have their machines featured in pubs, clubs and casinos.
Pokie game manufacturers
Founded in 1953. This year was a great year for the company since pokies were legalized in New South Wales just 3 years later. The first pokies produced was the Clubman and then the Clubmaster a few years later. In 1984 Aristocrat released a machine that has revolutionized the modern day pokies. Aristocrat is behind popular pokies titles like Queen of the Nile, More Chilli and 5 Dragons.
A private company as far back as the 1950’s and it was in 1981 when International Game Technology made a major move in manufacturing slot machines. IGT is the number one game maker in the United States and are making way into the Australian market. IGT is behind the games Cleopatra and Major Money.
Ainsworth Game Technology
Founded by “Pokies King” Len Ainsworth in 1995. Ainsworth was a former Aristocrat employee. Ainsworth Gaming has become one of the top three casino game makers in the country. Ainsworth games are popular because of their multi-level progressive jackpots. Examples of these games are Double Shot, Triple Shot and Quad Shot.
The following companies have also contributed to what we know pokies are today.
Once a prominent pokies game manufacturer but their games are now found less frequently. Konami penetrated the Aussie market in 1996 with popular titles like Money in the Bank and Incan Pyramid.
Star Games / Shufflemaster / Bally
These are three big names in the gaming machine industry and have merged into1 Bally which is a big US slot machine maker looking into the Australian market. Bally's great games include Kelly’s Fortune and Wold Mountain.
was founded by Harry Williams in 1943. Known for games are Zeus, Li’l Red and Jungle Wild. This company is fast becoming one of the best pokies games manufacturers not just in Sydney but all around the country.
is not new to the pokies industry and has been in the Australian pokies market since 1989. Aruze games are not so popular but with their new G-Series and G-Deluxe games they might signal a comeback.
The companies mentioned are the biggest when it comes to offline pokies but they are not the big names when it comes to online games. Online pokies titles may be convenient for players since all they need to do is to power on their computers and to just sit back and relax; most players prefer online pokies because of these reasons. But even with these conveniences offline pokies still offer a unique gaming experience as well as the ability to become familiar with pokies rules and how to actually play. Nevertheless, pokies games are very entertaining and should be regarded as such to minimize huge gambles and losses to pokies games.