Frequently Asked Questions about Slot Machines, Online Casino Games and of course FreeSlots

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Welcome to Free Slots Website If you have a question about online pokies please simply read our FAQ below you should be able to find the most commonly asked questions about playing pokies online. We cover general questions, also questions relating to progressive jackpots and technical questions about playing pokies online.

Online Casino Slots – Common Questions

What is the Payout Rate or Percentage of Slots and Slot Machines?

The Payout Rate on slot machines and pokies is known as the Return To Player Rate (RTP Rate) and although not widely known, this information is and should always be readily available on every real world and online pokie and freeslots machine. The legal minimum is 87% return but you will find most casinos and local clubs set this slightly higher – to around 90%. This is to encourage more frequent wins and therefore keep players on the slot machines for longer periods – because basic maths will tell us that so long as that return rate is less than 100% – if a player continues playing he or she will eventually lose everything.

Do Online Slot Machines and Casino Slots Have The Same Return To Player Percentage?

When it comes to Online pokies and slots or slot machines games the RTP Rate is actually considerably higher – anywhere between 93 and 97% (a good 10% higher than the rate you can enjoy at your local club) because the lack of overheads and rental costs mean the online casinos can reward players more and keep them playing for longer periods. Again I reiterate the fact that no matter how good this Return To Player rate looks on paper, if it is less than 100% then eventually the house will win.

Nothing is Free Anymore But I Can Play FreeSlots and Slot Machines Online?

Yes. It’s true. All of the pokies games on www.freeslots.com.au are FREE. Whether you are looking for a quick little gamble to test the waters of a new game or you want the most interactive progressive slot machine experience, with over 300 casino games and freeslots for you to choose from there is defnitely a slot machine or casino style slots game that you will love – and I guarantee it will also be available for you to play without real money. Enjoy the best free slots and slot machines today,  simply click here and you will get instant access to the Spin Palace App, an instant connection to the best free slots and online pokies that you can access with no download no registration – but trust me, it’s MUCH better to actually enjoy the full online slots experience with download and registration, because without these t hings you cannot enjoy full interactive slot machines nor can you eventually choose to play real money slots because without registration no download the online casino cannot connect to your nominated bank account to send you your winnnigs.
Don’t you worry to register or sign up is absolutely FREE. You can then try out all of the games for as long as you like in free mode or switch to play real money if you feel more confidence afterward.

Is Playing Real Money Slots the Same as Playing Freeslots?

Yes. The slot machines used by the online casinos are designed to operate exactly like the offlline real world casino slots we have become so accustomed to, – and if that is the case then the RNG will always do exactly that – produce a compeltely random number that is independent of any other number generated. With that in mind it is fair enough to assume that the slot machine cannot possibly know whether real or no money is staked and as such will run the press through the same Random Number Generator as always.

There are those that believe the payout rates and occurrences of Features, bonuses and free spins is more frequent and generous on Free mode – a way of getting you to play for real but again I disagree, not just because of the whole RNG situation but also because from a business perspective, you don’t promise a customer something your product won’t do – it reflects badly on your business.

Is Playing Online Casino Slots Safe, Secure and Fair?

Online casinos are required by the law to have all their slots, free and otherwise, to be fitted with an up to date Random Number Generator (as discussed previously)
To ensure that the RNGs are up to date, the online casinos are audited by independent casino auditing bodies such as eCOGRA. The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and G4 – the Global Gambling Guidance Group provide certification of compliance – and no this is not something that can be ‘faked’

There are 4 main groups that govern online gambling in an effort to maintain fair game play and if you can’t see their names or badges anywhere on the online casino you are visiting, either in the header or the sidebar, then it is our STRONGEST recommendation that you leave that casino immediately and find one that wears any of the following badges with pride:

  • eCOGRA (eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation & Assurance)
  • EGBA (European Gaming & Betting Association)
  • IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Services)
  • G4 (Global Gambling Guidance Group)

Learn more about the various regulatory organisations and Licensing Jurisdictions that govern online casino websites and gambling over the internet by visiting our Online Gambling Resource Page
Learn more about the best Online Casinos for Aussies and read our straight up reviews of our favourite 3. – Best Online Casino Reviews

How Do I Play Freeslots – I mean This is www Free Slots is it not?!

To play the games reviewed at www.freeslots.com.au you can do one of 3 things:

  • Browse our ever growing selection of freeslots and real money slot machines by following the link in the navigation menu or by following this link HERE
  • Download our Spin Palace Software and get instant access to the entire range of slot machines and casino games – because despite what they say, trying to play or enjoy freeslots without registration and no download is not that exciting – Download HERE
  • Or press the “Play Now” button in the  top right of the screen – and then PLAY NOW and have fun.

Online Jackpots and Progressive Slots

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What is Progressive and Can I Really Win Millions of Dollars Gambling on my PC or Phone?

Progressive Slots, also known as Progressive Jackpot Pokies (or PJPs) are for the players that want to take their gaming experience to another level. With a chance to win mega bucks in one hit it is truly a way to bring your online gaming experience to that other level. But what exactly is a progressive slot machine and how can I win a jackpot from it?

Progressive slot machines are slots that are all sitting on a network and are connected through the common ‘jackpot increase’ that grows PROGRESSIVELY through the actions of all these players.  If you are playing at the RSL or a casino, then the jackpot is based on the number of slot machines connected within that small network. Sometimes you can have progressive jckpots connected across larger areas, a perfect example being Lasseter’s Loot, a statewide progressive jackpot that would cap at $50,000

If you are playing online slots however the story is not only quite different, it’s also Oh so much sweeter. Want to know exactly how much sweeter? Check this out

What’s The Biggest Progressive Slots Jackpot Ever Won Online?

The largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game is €17,879,645 ($20,062,600, £13,209,300), won by Jon Heywood (UK), playing Microgaming’s Mega Moolah on Betway’s website, on 6 October 2015.

Read about Jon (the lucky son of a gun!) and the other 9 lucky punters who round out the list of the Biggest 10 Progressive Jackpots ever won

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How are the progressive jackpots paid out?

If you are the lucky one that hit the huge jackpot, all progressive wins are paid out in a single payment as you wish which means if you hit a big jackpot online and want to collect the money on the spot so you will get all of the money straight away not in installments like some of the big land-based jackpot are paid out. Nothing to be worry about that 🙂

Online Casino Slots – Let’s Get Technical

Can I view the game history?

Yes, of course you can. The casino that we partner up with offers game history features where you can view the results of every single spin you make and win. Game history is only available when you play for real money so if you are only practice play for free so this option won’t be available for you. So whether you are enjoying the thrill of freeslots or you’ve taken your online gambling to a new level and are trying your hand at real money pokies and casino slot games, the ability for you to learn more about the slot machine is always available – and we cannot recommend enough that you do take advantage of this fact!

Are Freeslots and Real Money Slot Games Available on MAC and PC?

Yes, It is. If you are talking about playing direct online from our partner casino online without downloading the software for MAC users. If you are the PC users you will need to download versions of the casinos because PC or Window is not Mac compatible unless specifically stated. Our casino partner offers a no download flash version which is compatible with Mac and any system that uses flash. So if you are not sure, just give it a go first and you should see step by step on playing and setting up pokies software on your devices.

Can I play Online Slots When I am Offline?

Well you can, but technically then you’d be playing at the pub. If you want to know whether you can play online pokies and casino slots when you are not online then why are you here? I’m so confused. Do you want to play freeslots online or not? Sheeesh 😉

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Australians and Online Casinos – The Facts

Can Australians Play Online Slots and Gamble with Real Money at Online Casinos?

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It is illegal for operators to offer online gambling services from within the jurisdiction of Australia.
This means that online casinos cannot operate legally from within Australian territory.

However, it is not illegal for Australian players to place wagers at online casinos that are situated outside of Australia.

So basically that’s backward lawyer speak for – yeah mate, she’ll be right – have a blast.

What are the best Online Casinos For Australians?

Check out our indepth online casino reviews page for a comprehensive list of the beest online casinos and the advantages and disadvantages of each